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Milwaukee Bucks  at  Orlando Magic
March 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM ET

Bucks Looking For Third Straight Win

By Dan Bruno  

The Orlando Magic play host to the Milwaukee Bucks, at Amway Center on Wednesday evening. This marks the second game of a back-to-back for the Magic (20-48), who are coming off a 108-72 loss in San Antonio on Tuesday. Neither Evan Fournier (knee) nor Aaron Gordon (concussion) played in the loss, leaving the Magic with little in their offensive arsenal. Both Gordon and Fournier will likely remain sidelined through Wednesday's action as well. The Magic have lost eight of their last 10 games, including their last five in a row. They sit 14th place in the East, well out of playoff contention. D.J. Augustin has been playing relatively well lately, averaging 12.8 points and 5.6 assists per game over his last 10 games. Nikola Vucevic has also been playing well, averaging 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game over his last 10 games. The Magic have one of the worst defenses in the league, as they allow opponents to score an average of 109.5 points per game, which is sixth worst in the league. Meanwhile, the Bucks (36-31) have dropped six of their last 10 games, but have won their last two in a row. They have dropped two of their last three games on the road, where they are 15-17 this season. The Bucks sit seventh place in the East, 1.5 games behind the fifth spot, and only 0.5 games behind sixth. Brandon Jennings played well in the Bucks' most recent contest, as he debuted with 16 points and 12 assists, in 24 minutes. Jennings helps fill in depth at the point guard spot, as Milwaukee has been without Matthew Dellavedova and Malcolm Brogdon for a while. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 23.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.1 blocks per game, over his last 10 games. The Bucks shoot an average of 47.7 percent from the field, which is the fourth best rate in the league.

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 1:28 AM ET

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