The Orlando Magic had a strong shooting performance from the field in this one, going 43-83 (51.8%), to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-102. Orlando (13-35) has won just three of their last 10 games.
Arron Afflalo put up 21 points on 7-13 shooting from the field and 6-7 from the free throw line. Other top contributors for Orlando included Tobias Harris with 18 points and 6 rebounds, Victor Oladipo with 15 points and 7 assists, and Nikola Vucevic with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Caron Butler scored 20 points off the bench for Milwaukee on 7-12 shooting, including 4-6 from behind the arc. Larry Sanders contributed 10 points and 9 rebounds and Ersan Ilyasova finished with 10 points and 6 rebounds.
The Magic combined an eFG% of 56.0% with 43.8% 3-point shooting. They are undefeated (2-0) this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Bucks, on the other hand, are winless (0-10) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
Milwaukee (8-38) has now dropped their last five consecutive games.
Coming up, the Magic square off against the Boston Celtics, who are 15-33 on the season. The Bucks meet the Memphis Grizzlies, currently sitting at 24-20 this year. The Magic came up empty in two of their last three games against Boston. The Bucks are 0-1 versus Memphis this season.