MILWAUKEE -- While a veteran got the Milwaukee Bucks going on Tuesday night, a pair of rookies sealed the deal.
Caron Butler hit six first-half 3-pointers, but Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nate Wolters hit crucial triples and each made a big defensive play late in Milwaukee's 104-100 victory over the Orlando Magic at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Wolters' put the Bucks in front for good, at 99-97, by hitting a 27-footer with 29.5 seconds to play. Needing a defensive stop, Antetokounmpo came away with a steal and was fouled with 17.3 seconds on the clock.
But it wasn't just the final seconds the rookies controlled, as Wolters and Antetokounmpo were the difference in the fourth quarter. Wolters had seven points in the final period, while Antetokounmpo had six points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
"Going down the stretch, I was focused," Antetokounmpo said. "For a rookie that means a lot to be focused down the stretch. Of course you are going to be a little bit panicked. B...