Posted March 16, 2013 on
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After losing to the NBA's hottest team, the Milwaukee Bucks hope to avoid matching their longest skid of the season while hosting Florida's other, currently less successful, club.
Looking to get back on track offensively, the Bucks try to avoid a fourth straight defeat Sunday against the lowly Orlando Magic.
Though Milwaukee (32-32) has a seven-game lead over Toronto for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, it's dropped three in a row. The Bucks averaged 109.7 points and shot 48.1 percent to win five of seven before failing to score more than 94 while shooting 41.4 in the last two versus Washington and red-hot Miami.
Ersan Ilyasova had 26 points with 17 rebounds and Brandon Jennings scored 21, but the Bucks shot 37.1 percent Friday as the Heat extended their winning streak to 21 games with a 107-94 victory at the Bradley Center.
"The last couple of games we've had a lot of good looks and the ball is just not dropping in for us now,&qu...
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MILWAUKEE Jim Boylan certainly didn't sugarcoat anything about the way the Milwaukee Bucks played Sunday afternoon, though he couldn't help but smile after watching the show Monta Ellis put on to will the Bucks to victory.
Ellis scored 25 points in the fourth quarter and 33 points in the second half to finish with a season-high 39 points in Milwaukee's 115-109 comeback...
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Athletes often try to play off the first few games against their former teams as just another game.
Bucks guard J.J. Redick didn't use the clich when talking about facing the Orlando Magic on Sunday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, instead he's more focused on getting his current team back on track and snapping Milwaukee's three-game losing streak...
The NBA has fined Milwaukee Bucks forward Larry Sanders $50,000 for using offensive language and criticizing officials.
Sanders was displeased after getting whistled for a foul on Miami's LeBron James with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee's 107-94 loss to the Heat on Friday night. He received two technicals and was ejected after directing a derogatory term at...
MILWAUKEE -- If the Milwaukee Bucks are going to snap Miami's 20-game winning streak Friday night, they are going to have to do it without one of their best defensive players.
Small forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute will miss his third straight game with turf toe, hampering Milwaukee's ability to guard LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
Slowing James and Wade is hard for anybody...
The NBA season is here. With that in mind, it is time to flip through the book on the 2012-13 season and to take a look at what the season might have in store -- especially when it comes to the Magic. Be sure to look out for more of these team capsules and to check out all the blogs taking part in this year's NBA Blog Preview (don't worry, I will be linking to all of them...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Monta Ellis scored a season-high 39 points, including 25 in the fourth quarter, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied for a 115-109 over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
Ersan Ilyasova added 20 points and 11 rebounds for Milwaukee, which ended a three-game losing streak. Brandon Jennings had 15 points and 14 assists.
The Bucks ended the game on a 30-12 lead to pull out...
MILWAUKEE -- Tobias Harris kept hearing folks around him telling him to be patient. Keep working and your time will eventually come.
He'd just have to be ready.
Opportunity presented itself last month when Harris was traded from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Orlando Magic along with Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb in exchange for J.J. Redick, Ish Smith and Gustavo Ayon.
Tobias Harris admits he did not expect to be traded by the Bucks in a deal that brought J.J. Redick to Milwaukee.
(18-48) vs. (32-32)
Time/TV: 1 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Bucks by 8.5
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Season Series: Magic lost 107-98 in Milwaukee on Feb. 2; Today in Milwaukee; April 10 in Orlando