Bucks hit the road to Orlando
(Sports Network) – The playoff-hopeful Milwaukee Bucks will resume a three-
game road trip tonight when they visit the Orlando Magic at TD Waterhouse
The Bucks, who are 1 1/2 games behind Washington for the fifth spot in the
Eastern Conference playoff race, opened the swing with a 115-89 loss at Miami.
Charlie Bell netted a career-high 29 points off the bench for the Bucks, who
have lost two of their last three games. Michael Redd had 16 points and Toni
Kukoc added 13 points and seven rebounds in the setback.
Minnesota, which will host the Wizards on April 12, will close out the road
trip at Memphis on Friday. The Bucks have lost four straight on the road and
are 14-23 away from the Bradley Center this season.
Meanwhile, the Magic will continue a three-game homestand with Milwaukee.
Orlando, which has won five of its last six games, defeated the Dallas
Mavericks on March 31 in the opener of the homestand.
Jameer Nelson scored 27 points in the 108-99 win at TD Waterhouse Centre. Hedo
Turkoglu added 25 points and five rebounds, while Dwight Howard recorded 14
points and 10 boards for the Magic, who have won their last seven home games.
The Magic will host the Detroit Pistons on Friday and own a 21-14 mark at TD
Waterhouse Centre this season.
Wednesday’s game between Milwaukee and Orlando is the fourth and final meeting
of the season. The Bucks have a 2-1 lead in the series and have won four of
the last five meetings.
Milwaukee has won eight of the last 11 matchups, but has dropped two of three
and four of its last six trips to Orlando.