The Milwaukee Bucks picked up the victory due in large part to their efficiency handling the basketball, accumulating 25 assists and turning it over only 10 times, in a close 104-100 win over the Orlando Magic. Milwaukee (10-43) has won just two of their last 10 games.
Caron Butler came off the bench and put up 21 points on 7-15 shooting, including 7-13 on 3-point attempts, in an efficient offensive performance. Other key performers for Milwaukee were Brandon Knight with 18 points and 7 assists, and Nate Wolters with 15 points and 8 assists. Despite the loss, Arron Afflalo scored 21 points for Orlando on 9-15 shooting, including 3-6 from behind the arc. Tobias Harris added 16 points and 9 rebounds.
This drops Orlando (16-39) to 2-1 versus Milwaukee on the season.
Coming up next, the Bucks square off with the Denver Nuggets, who are 24-27 on the year. The Magic go up against the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently 21-33 this season. The Bucks have a 0-1 record against Denver this season. The Magic have lost their last two meetings with Cleveland.