Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Tobias Harris matched a career-high with 30
points and hit the game-tying 3-pointer with under two seconds left in
regulation, and the Orlando Magic outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks in overtime,
Harris also corralled a career-best 19 rebounds and dished out five assists
for the Magic, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Nikola Vucevic put up a
career-high 30 points as well while ripping down 20 boards, while Beno Udrih
also had a double-double with 13 points and 11 assists.
Doron Lamb shot 4-of-6 from 3-point range on his way to 16 points for Orlando,
while Maurice Harkless chipped in 14 points in the victory.
Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 21 points and 11 assists, but shot only 7-of-27
from the field. John Henson scored 17 points and put up career-highs in
rebounds (25) and blocks (seven), while Mike Dunleavy also netted 17 points.
J.J. Redick and Marquis Daniels had 16 and 14 points, respectively, for
Milwaukee, which has now lost four of its last five games but has already
clinched a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
In a back-and-forth final quarter, Milwaukee grabbed hold of an 87-86 lead
with 2:15 remaining on a Dunleavy 3-pointer. The Bucks were up by three in the
waning seconds before Harris was fouled from beyond the 3-point arc and
drained the basket to tie the contest at 95-95, but he missed the ensuing
free-throw attempt and the game went to overtime.
In the extra session, the Magic set the tone on their first possession with a
Vucevic field goal and never trailed from that point forward.
Orlando ran out to a comfortable 30-16 lead after one quarter, although
Milwaukee got its act together in the second stanza to bring its deficit to
just three, 48-45, heading into intermission.
The Bucks took a brief lead late in the third quarter following a pair of
Dunleavy free throws, but the Magic closed out the frame with five straight
points to take a 70-66 advantage.
Brandon Jennings (Achilles) and Larry Sanders (back) both left the game in
the first half for Milwaukee and did not return ... Orlando shot just 3-of-8
from the foul line, while Milwaukee was 17-of-26 from the stripe ... Vucevic
has gone for at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in back-to-back games ...
Henson became the first player to tally at least 17 points, 25 rebounds and
seven blocks since Shaquille O'Neal in 2004.
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