NBA Game Summary - Orlando at Milwaukee|
(Sunday, March 17th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 115, Orlando 109
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Monta Ellis scored 25 of his game-high 39
points in the fourth quarter to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 115-109 win over
the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
Ellis, who went 13-for-22 from the field in the game, was a perfect 5-for-5
from 3-point range in the final frame to help the Bucks erase a 13-point
Ersan Ilyasova added 20 points and 11 rebounds and Brandon Jennings had 15
points and 14 assists to help Milwaukee put the brakes on a three-game skid.
Arron Afflalo scored 24 points and Maurice Harkless poured in a career-high 23
points to go with nine rebounds for the Magic, who have dropped three straight
and five of their last six.
Nikola Vucevic had his 37th double-double of the season with 20 points and 15
boards in the setback.
The Bucks trailed 83-70 early in the fourth quarter, but managed to cut it to
97-91 by the midway point of the frame. After Tobias Harris finished a tip-in,
Ellis drained a trey to spark a small 8-2 burst to make it a two-point game
with 4:37 left.
Afflalo canned a triple to push the spread back to five, but Milwaukee used a
9-4 swing to tie the game at 108-108 with 1:29 left.
After Harkless split a pair of free throws, Larry Sanders knocked down a hook
shot, and Ellis buried a triple to give the Bucks a 113-109 edge with just 13
Following a timeout, the Magic were unable to get the ball in and were
whistled for a five second violation. J.J. Redick was immediately fouled and
knocked down the subsequent free throws to make it 115-109, and Afflalo's trey
with 4.9 seconds left was off target.
Orlando led 25-18 after the first quarter and took a 54-44 lead at the break.
The Magic's lead grew to 13 points in the third, and Orlando held an 81-70
lead entering the final frame.
Sanders scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds ... The Bucks shot 65.2
percent from the floor in the fourth quarter ... All five Magic starters
finished with double-digit scoring efforts. Jameer Nelson had 16 points to go
with seven assists and Harris scored 14 points ... The Magic are 4-3 over
their last seven games in Milwaukee.
03/17 16:06:24 ET