Magic start fast, cruise past MIL
The Magic were led by HTurkoglu with 17 pts; TBattie 15 pts; DMilicic off the bench with 14 pts, 10 rebs; KBogans also off the bench with 14 pts, 7asts; and GHill 12 pts, 8 rebs. DHoward, in foul trouble most of the game, scored just 6 pts with 7 rebs. MIL was led by Mo Williams with 23 pts; Andrew Bogut 12 pts, and Charlie Bell 11 pts.
The Magic (34 of 73, 46.6%) outscored MIL (28 of 75, 37.3%) from the floor 74-64. The Magic shot 6 of 19 from 3 pt range, while MIL shot 8 of 18 there. The Magic (24 of 38) had a decided edge on FTs over MIL (9 of 13). The Magic also had a decided edge on the boards 51-39. The Magic also had the better AST/TO ratio of 21/15, compared to just 14/18 for MIL. The Magic bench dominated the Bucks bench 43-13.
The Magic took advantage of a slumping team in MIL that was missing their top scorer that had just played the night before. This win is a start for the Magic in trying to snap out of their recent funk, but they certainly have to build on this against better teams coming up. NJ visits ORL FRI night.