Antetokounmpo, Terry lead Bucks over Magic
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 11, 2018 11:10 AM
Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks the ball in front of Orlando Magic forward Jonathon Simmons (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
By Dick Scanlon, Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and Jason Terry came off the bench to score 11 points in the second half in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 111-104 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).
A couple of three-pointers by the 40-year-old Terry put the Bucks ahead to stay late in the third quarter, although the game stayed close until Antetokounmpo’s three-point play made it 107-100 with 45.7 seconds left. Milwaukee stayed ahead by hitting 13-of-20 shots in the fourth quarter, winning for the eighth time in 10 games.
Mario Hezonja led Orlando with 23 points. Evan Fournier added 20, and Shelvin Mack had 19.
Khris Middleton had 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee.
The Bucks (31-24) won for the sixth straight time in the second game of a back-to-back.
The Magic missed 14 straight three-point shots and saw their three-game winning streak broken.
Mack made all six of his shots in the first half, including a couple of three-pointers, in leading Orlando to a 54-50 halftime lead.
Hezonja scored nine of Orlando’s first 11 points, and a couple of free throws by D.J. Augustin with 3:31 left in the second quarter gave the Magic a nine-point lead, the biggest for either team until the Bucks matched it in the fourth quarter.
Bucks: C John Henson did not play because of a sore right hamstring. ... F Jabari Parker, who has played 71 minutes in four games since returning from a knee injury, was inactive for the second game of a back-to-back. ... The Bucks are 9-3 in the second game of back-to-backs.
Magic: Four days after scoring a career-high 34 points against Cleveland, F Jonathon Simmons had nine on 4-for-14 shooting. ... F Aaron Gordon (seven games, strained left hip flexor) and C Nikola Vucevic (21 games, fractured left hand) are expected to return soon. ... Orlando has not won four straight since December 2015.
Bucks: Host Atlanta on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).
Magic: At Chicago on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).