September 16, 2014

Bucks cough up lead, fall to Magic

The injury depleted Milwaukee Bucks, playing with just eight healthy players to start with against the Orlando Magic, coughed up a 19-point, second quarter lead and fell 94-91 to the Magic.

The Bucks finished with seven players after Caron Butler hurt his left shoulder late in the fourth quarter.

Arron Afflalo poured in 36 points, including 29 in the second half to take control.  Afflalo hit 8 of his 11 three-point attempts, including 7 of 9 in the second half.

O.J. Mayo had 25 points, Caron Butler 20 and Khris Middleton added 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the Bucks 3rd straight loss.

Zaza Pachulia, Gary Neal and Brandon Knight were all scratched just before tip-off.

John Henson had 10 points, 9 rebounds and five blocks in 27 minutes off the bench for the Bucks.

Milwaukee (2-5) gets the day off today.  The Bucks face the Pacers in Indianapolis on Friday night.