Magic cruise past Bucks
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Hedo Turkoglu led a balanced Orlando attack
with 17 points as Orlando crushed Milwaukee, 98-73, at Amway Arena.
Tony Battie scored a season-high 15 points and pulled down six rebounds for
the Magic, who snapped a three-game losing skid.
Keith Bogans poured in 14 points and dished out seven assists and Darko
Milicic recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards in the win.
Orlando finished 46.6 percent shooting in the contest.
Mo Williams netted 23 points on 8-of-16 from the field for the Bucks, who have
dropped two straight and 13 of their last 15. Andrew Bogut added 12 points
and seven rebounds while Charlie Bell donated 11 points in defeat.
Orlando broke a 9-9 tie by scoring 14 straight points as part of a 22-4 burst
in the final 5:46 of the first quarter. Battie’s 12 points in the frame led
the Magic to a strong 31-13 lead.
The domination continued in the second for Orlando, which went up by 20 when
Bogans hit a layup early on, and outscored Milwaukee by nine points in the
quarter en route to a 56-29 halftime advantage.
In the third, and with the Magic leading 61-32 at the 10:21 mark, the Bucks
went on a 15-0 scamper — capped by Bell’s three-pointer — to cut within 14.
That would be as close as Milwaukee would get, though, as Orlando held a 69-53
edge after three.
The Bucks got no closer than 13 points in the fourth as the Magic cruised to
Grant Hill had 12 points and eight boards for Orlando…Milwaukee’s Ruben
Patterson finished with eight points and five rebounds…Charlie Villanueva
grabbed nine rebounds for the Bucks…Orlando is 17-3 when holding opponents
under 90 points this year…The Bucks shot 37.3 percent from the
floor…Milwaukee has lost three straight and four of five at the Magic.