Game night preview
ORLANDO MAGIC vs. MILWAUKEE BUCKS
Wednesday, Dec. 30. 7:00 p.m.
The Orlando Magic look (22-8, 12-3 home) to bounce back from their Christmas Day loss to the Celtics when they host the Milwaukee Bucks (12-17, 3-10 road) at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The Magic are 1-0 against the Bucks this season, after they pulled out a 100-98 victory in Milwaukee on November 28. In that contest, Orlando overcame a 17-point deficit, which was capped off by a Rashard Lewis game-winning jumper with 44.7 seconds left. The Magic will attempt to start out with more energy and intensity in this game, because they’re well aware of the challenges that the Bucks present. “That team plays very, very hard and with unbelievable energy,” Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy said after their first meeting. Milwaukee has struggled of late, despite the returns of Michael Redd and Andrew Bogut – two players that missed the last contest against Orlando – from injury. The Bucks have won just one out of their last seven games, a fact that’s not lost on Head Coach Scott Skiles. “We have defensive issues, no question,” Skiles said. “We’re trying to find enough guys that will commit to that and we’ll keep searching until we find it.”
Here is the complete game preview from Yahoo! Sports.
The Magic are 11 point favorites.