Found February 02, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Monta Ellis scored 21 points and Brandon Jennings had 20 as the Milwaukee Bucks handed the Orlando Magic their ninth straight loss, 107-98 on Saturday night. Ellis added 11 assists, and Larry Sanders had 17 points, 13 rebounds and six blocked shots for Milwaukee. Ersan Ilyasova chipped in with 16 points and eight rebounds. Mike Dunleavy scored 11 points, hitting all three of four 3-pointers. Nikola Vucevic had 20 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Orlando, and Maurice Harkless had 19 points and 14 rebounds. The Bucks held on after a late scare from the Magic. The Bucks led 101-86 before Orlando went on a 10-0 run, capped by J.J. Redick's 3-pointer from the top of the key with less than a minute left. Ellis hit a pair of free throws to give the Bucks a 103-96 lead. Harkless sank a pair of free throws to cut the lead to 103-98. Ellis then added two more foul shots, extending the Bucks lead to seven. Sanders sealed the win with two free throws of his own. The Bucks scored more than 100 points after managing fewer than 90 points its two previous games, scoring 86 against New York on Friday, and 88 versus Chicago on Wednesday. Playing its fourth game in five nights, Milwaukee began pulling away in the third quarter after the Magic had taken a lead. Despite missing four consecutive free throws to open the period, Orlando grabbed a 55-54 lead on Redick's reverse layup with 8:48 remaining. The Magic held a 61-60 lead before the Bucks went on a 19-6 run to end the quarter. A key point in the run occurred when Orlando's Kyle O'Quinn missed a dunk. On the ensuing possession, Ilyasova made a 3-point shot, giving the Bucks a 75-65 lead. The Bucks built an 11-point lead midway through the second quarter on a jump shot by Beno Udrih, but a 12-4 run by Orlando cut the lead to 46-43 with 3 minutes remaining. Milwaukee held on for a 52-48 lead at halftime. Notes: Magic rookie forward Andrew Nicholson, who recorded the first double-double of his career Friday night against Boston, got his second consecutive start in place of injured Glen Davis, who underwent surgery Friday on his fractured left foot and is expected to miss eight to 12 weeks. .Magic guard Jameer Nelson didn't play against the Bucks after injuring his forearm in Friday night's game. E'Twaun Moore replaced him in the starting lineup. Arron Afflalo also sat out for Orlando, missing his fourth consecutive game with a strained left calf. .The Bucks wore replica green uniforms from the 1995-96 season. ..The Bucks committed two fouls in the first 5 seconds of the game. . Sanders had a blocked shot for the 32nd consecutive game, extending his league-best mark.
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