The good news is the Milwaukee Bucks scored 45 fourth quarter points to come from behind and beat the Orlando magic 115-109 over the Magic at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Sunday.
The red-hot Monta Ellis scored 25 of the Bucks 45 fourth quarter points to rebound for the win.
The bad news is the Bucks had to score 45 points in the fourth quarter to rebound and win.
Ellis finished with 39 points and rescued the Bucks from what would have been their fourth straight defeat. Forward Ersan Ilyasova added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks.
The 8th seeded Bucks (33-32) may be holding on to the 8th playoff spot in the East, but if they don’t improve, they’re headed only for a first round playoff matchup against the Miami Heat.
Brandon Jennings had 15 points and 14 assists, and Larry Sanders chipped in with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Bucks host Portland on Tuesday.