National Basketball Association
Milwaukee 107, Orlando 98
When: 8:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 2, 2013
Bucks 107, Magic 98
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#8 Marc Davis, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #68 Marat Kogut
: Monta Ellis led five players in double figures with 21 points and dished out a season high-tying 11 assists as host Milwaukee extended injury-depleted Orlando's losing streak to nine games.
Larry Sanders finished with 17 points, 13 rebounds and six blocked shots as the Bucks snapped a seven-game skid against the Magic. Brandon Jennings added 20 points.
Orlando, which recently lost forward Glen Davis to a broken foot, played its fourth straight game without leading scorer Arron Afflalo (calf). Also missing was point guard Jameer Nelson, who suffered an arm injury Friday night in Boston. Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points in a losing cause.
Vucevic's jumper midway through the fourth trimmed Milwaukee's lead to 87-80 and forced a Bucks timeout. Mike Dunleavy hit a 3-pointer out of the timeout for Milwaukee and Sanders, Ellis and Jennings then scored to finish a quick 9-0 burst that made it a 16-point game with 4:48 left.
After a Jennings 3-pointer, Orlando scored 10 straight points to get within 101-96 in the final minute. Ellis helped to seal it with four free throws in the final minute.GAME NOTEBOOK
: Sanders had 11 of his rebounds at halftime. ... Ersan Ilyasova chippped in 16 points for the Bucks while Orlando rookie Moe Harkless established personal bests of 19 points, 14 rebounds and four steals. ... The Magic made just 11 of their 22 free throws.
Top Game Performances
Nikola Vucevic 20
Monta Ellis 21
J.J. Redick 8
Monta Ellis 11
Moe Harkless 14
Larry Sanders 13
Moe Harkless 5
||Free Throws Made
Monta Ellis 6
Moe Harkless 4
Marquis Daniels 1
Nikola Vucevic 2
Larry Sanders 6
Team Stats Summary
Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Bucks have a W/L % of .458 after a win and .636 after a loss.
Orlando will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Magic have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .242 after a loss.