Wednesday , Jan , 31 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Magic go Buck hunting in Orlando

(Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic will try to get back on the winning track
when they open a three-game homestand this evening versus the Milwaukee Bucks
at Amway Arena.

Orlando has lost three straight and eight of its last nine games, including
Monday’s 93-83 setback to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Grant Hill had
21 points to lead the Magic, while Jameer Nelson added 16 points and Dwight
Howard had 15 points and seven boards in the loss.

The Magic will try to bounce back at Amway Arena where they are 14-9 this
season. They will also host New Jersey and New York on the homestand.

Meanwhile, the Bucks are struggling and suffered a 110-80 loss to Miami on
Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena in the opener of a three-game trip.

Charlie Villanueva had 17 points and Maurice Williams recorded 14 points for
the Bucks, who lost their fifth straight on the road and seven of eight
overall. Milwaukee is just 2-12 in January and 8-19 away from the Bradley
Center this season.

The Bucks, who are last in the Central Division, will close out the trek on
Friday at the Detroit Pistons.

Wednesday’s game between Milwaukee and Orlando is the first of four meetings
this season. Both teams split four meetings last season, while Milwaukee has
won four of six and seven of the last 10 in the series.

Milwaukee has lost two straight and three of four at the Magic.