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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic Preview: Let’s Keep it Rolling

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Milwaukee aims to start the season 6-0

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Hello. Your Milwaukee Bucks are now 5-0, and they’ll be looking to make it 6-0 tonight when they welcome the Orlando Magic to Fiserv Forum.

Bucks Update:

Mitch used this in yesterday’s preview, but it’s so spectacular that I have to use it again:

Absolute pure electricity — and why not? The Bucks are now 5-0 for the first time since 1971 (Hmmm...anybody know what happened that year?).

Player to Watch: Donte DiVincenzo

Though the Bucks wiped the floor pretty easily with the Wolves throughout, DiVincenzo actually saw a career-low minutes total (19). However, he made the most of it, delivering a slash of 9/5/4 — which is quite respectable. I’d imagine that we’ll be seeing a lot of him tonight, especially if Milwaukee begins trouncing Orlando early on. The former Wildcat has registered outings of 20+ minutes in four of his five first career games, allowing for major development early on. I expect he’ll make it five of six games with 20+ minutes tonight. It’s exactly what you want to see.

Magic Update:

Well, I went to the Magic’s subreddit (/r/orlandomagic) to do some scouting. I clicked on the Bucks pregame thread and the first comment I saw was:

“The longer we’re a lottery team, the harder it is for me to get excited for Orlando games. I don’t think I can take one more season of this.”

Poor Magic fans. That’s not fun at all and no basketball team should stay stationed in the lottery for as long as they have. With that being said, the Bucks should obliterate this squad.

They have a 2-3 record and a win in Boston under their belt, but the talent definitely tips in Milwaukee’s favor. So many times under Jason Kidd’s tenure, we saw the team slip to the level of the opposing competition. Tonight will be a good test to see how Bud and his staff fares in a similar scenario.

Their offense isn’t much to write home about. So far in this early season, they rank 27th in the league in points scored (102.8). Nikola Vucevic is their lead man with 19.8 PPG. It’ll be an intriguing matchup between him and Brook Lopez. Jonathan Isaac, the Magic’s No. 6 pick from the 2017 Draft, has some fans excited about his increased motor to begin the year. Keep an eye on him and his aggressiveness during tonight’s game.

Prediction Poll!

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Game 6: Against Orlando, the Bucks will...

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  • 74%
    Win big (by 10 or more points)
    (247 votes)
  • 19%
    Win close (by 9 or fewer points)
    (65 votes)
  • 4%
    Lose close (by 9 or fewer points)
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    Lose big (by 10 or more points)
    (3 votes)
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