The Orlando Magic takes on the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on Monday night. The Magic (11-11) are progressively putting a rough start to their season behind them, as they’ve now evened their record at .500 with four consecutive wins. Orlando’s latest success came at the expense of the Cleveland Cavaliers, which they toppled by a 93-87 score on Friday night. Terrance Ross led the Magic with 21 points, adding three rebounds, one assist and one steal. Evan Fournier registered 18 points, two rebounds, two assists and one block. Aaron Gordon delivered 14 points, five boards, two assists, one steal and one block. D.J. Augustin checked in with 10 points, seven assists, three rebounds and three steals. The Magic will continue to be without Nikola Vucevic (ankle and Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) on Monday. The Bucks (20-3) come in playing as dominant a brand of basketball as their record implies, as they’ve now rattled off 14 straight victories. Milwaukee latest victory was especially impressive, as they toppled the Los Angeles Clippers by a 119-91 margin Friday night. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 27 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Khris Middleton provided 17 points, six boards, five assists and one block. Ersan Ilyasova and Pat Connaughton generated matching 13-point, four-rebound tallies. Donte DiVincenzo delivered 11 points, five rebounds, one assist and four steals. Eric Bledsoe supplied 10 points, five assists, one rebound and two steals. The Bucks will be without Dragan Bender (ankle) for Monday’s contest. Monday’s game marks the second of four meetings between the teams this season. The Bucks hold a 1-0 series lead, having notched a 123-91 win Nov. 1.
December 10, 2019