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Milwaukee 111, Orlando 104
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 10, 2018
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials: #29 Mark Lindsay, #20 Leroy Richardson, #54 Ray Acosta
Attendance: 18347
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 of his 32 points in the second half and Khris Middleton finished with 21 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 111-104 victory over the Orlando Magic Saturday night at the Amway Center.

Antetokounmpo and Middleton combined to hit 22 of 37 shots from the floor as the Bucks' offense connected at a 52.4 percent clip and made 9 of 25 3-point attempts despite playing without center John Henson (hamstring) and forward Jabari Parker, who was held out of the second game of a back-to-back as he eases his way back after returning from ACL surgery.

Defensively, the Bucks held Orlando to 44.6 percent shooting and an 8-for-30 mark from distance.

Mario Hezonja led the Magic with 23 points while Evan Fournier finished with 20 and Shelvin Mack added 19 off the bench on 8-of-10 shooting.

Hezonja scored nine of Orlando's first 11 points and the Magic used a 9-0 run late in the opening quarter to take a 29-22 lead. Antetokounmpo knocked down a jumper with 3.3 seconds left in the quarter but Milwaukee, which went 0-for-3 from beyond the arc, went into the second down 29-24 to the Magic, who connected on five long-range attempts.

The Magic stretched their lead to nine in the second before Milwaukee responded, but Mack made all six of his shots in the first half, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Orlando held on to a 54-50 lead at halftime.

Milwaukee outscored Orlando 13-8 to open the second half and regained the lead when Middleton fed Antetokounmpo for a dunk with 8:04 left in the third.

A jumper from Middleton gave the Bucks a 100-93 lead with 3:04 left. Simmons and Fournier followed with buckets to get the Magic within three with 2:19 remaining, but a 9-3 run including five from Antetokounmpo put Milwaukee up nine and the Bucks held on for the victory.

Orlando had won three straight coming into the game while Milwaukee improved to 8-2 under Joe Prunty, who took over as head coach when Jason Kidd was fired on Jan. 22.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Milwaukee   Orlando
Giannis Antetokounmpo 32 Scoring Mario Hezonja 23
Eric Bledsoe 8 Assists Shelvin Mack 10
Khris Middleton 9 Rebounds Khem Birch 9
Giannis Antetokounmpo 4 Free Throws Made D.J. Augustin 7
Sean Kilpatrick 2 Steals Mario Hezonja 3
Giannis Antetokounmpo 2 Blocks Bismack Biyombo 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 111 52.4 9-25 16-20 28 41 4 7 12
Orlando 104 44.6 8-30 22-26 23 41 3 7 12
Upcoming Games
  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Magic have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .324 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Bucks have a W/L % of .516 after a win and .625 after a loss.