Bucks find offense in win over Magic
MIL was led by Rueben Patterson with 27 pts on 11 of 16 FG; Earl Boykins off the bench with 24 pts on 6 of 9 FG; Charlie Villanueva 22 pts, 9 rebs; and Charlie Bell with 20 pts on 8 of 11 FG. The Magic were led by DHoward with 21 pts on 9 of 9 FG and 11 rebs; KBogans with 19 pts on 6 of 8 FG; HTurkoglo 18 pts; CArroyo 14 pts, 7 asts; and TBattie 11 pts. DMilicic and J.J. Redick each scored 9 pts off the bench.
MIL (39 of 77, 50.6%) outscored the Magic (39 of 74, 52.7%) from the floor 87-85. The Magic hit 7 of 17 3 pt FGs, while MIL was 9 of 17 from long range. MIL shot poorly from the FT line (29 of 46), but outscored the Magic (26 of 38) from there. MIL edged the Magic on the boards 41-40. MIL had an outstanding AST/TO ratio of 28/11, while the Magic ratio was 26/17, as TOs hurt the Magic once again. The Magic bench outscored the MIL bench 37-30.
The Magic beat this same team by 25 pts just a week ago in ORL. MIL scored 43 more pts in this game than last week. Magic are in danger of falling to the .500 mark, as they play at the much-improved TOR Raptors Wed night.