The Milwaukee Bucks’ home winning streak continued, as they defeated the Orlando Magic by a 118-114 score.
Despite a quick start from Giannis (nine points in the blink of an eye), the Magic held a 31-28 lead after one. Mo Wagner’s nine points off the bench was a big piece to the puzzle in the opening frame, along with Orlando’s tough defense.
Wagner continued to be a thorn in the Bucks’ side. His scoring continued throughout the second. He also was picking up rebounds. At intermission, his 15 points and five boards were the standout stat on the Orlando side and kept the Magic in it at 59-56.
The Bucks came back from the locker room and were able to build a lead up to double-digits around the mid-way mark of the quarter. Damian Lillard started to piece together some baskets, which helped the Bucks maintain a lead going into the fourth, 91-82.
A 9-2 run to begin the fourth for the Magic made things quite interesting. Milwaukee would gain a little separation, but it was back to single digits in the final minutes of the fourth. However, those single digits remained single digits, as the Bucks were able to get the job done with a 118-114 victory.
Stat That Stood Out
The Wagners were giving Milwaukee fits all night long. Mo came off the bench and immediately made an impact. It wasn’t a flash in the pan either, as he finished with 21 points on the evening, along with eight boards. Meanwhile, Franz started to cook in the fourth, serving as one of the reasons the Magic hung around. It’s always entertaining to watch the rivalry between Mo and Giannis.