ORLANDO – Paolo was a freshman in HS. Mo was playing at Michigan, and Antony Black and Jett Howard were still in middle school.
That was the last time that the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks.
Well that streak ended on Saturday s the Magic beat the Bucks 112-97 at the Amway Center .
Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo managed to score 35 points for Milwaukee, but with feel start Damian Dillard nursing a sore calf, he did’t have a strong supporting cast.
Giannis also didn’t help himself by going five for twelve from the free throw line.
Paolo and Franz Wagner were the top scorers for the Magic with 24 points each. Jalen Suggs scoring 20 points in the scrappy game.
The Bucks struggles with scoring in the game, as Orlando’s pesky defense Mae tings difficult. On several plays, Giannis drove into the paint, expecting to muscle his way to points, but Jonathan Isaac, Morritz Wagner, and Goga Bitaze.
Isaac made two key blocks in the paint against Antetokounmpo, With a dramatic snatch hot of Gianni’s hands in the first half and an all out swat in the second half. Banchero also provided 3 blocks in Orlando’s defense.
Milwaukee was also missing Damian Lillard, their recently added sharpshooter, who was out with a calf injury.
Orlando and Milwaukee played a fairly even game, but the Magic managed to pull out ahead in the first half of the game, ending the half with a 65*49 lead.
Orlando fought to keep that lead and managed to hold off any pushes from the Bucks.
Next up for the Magic, their first foray into the NBA Cup tournament with a game on Tuesday in Brooklyn facing the Nets.