The Milwaukee Bucks dug themselves an 18-2 hole in Orlando last night and now find themselves one more loss, or one Indiana victory away from playoff elimination. The Magic beat the Bucks 78-72 to clinch the fourth seed in the upcoming Eastern Conference playoffs.
Drew Gooden led the Bucks with 18 points off the bench and Dooling added 10 points. The problem for the Bucks, they didn’t get any of their starters to score in double figures, made just 36% of their field goals and were out-rebounded 49-33. They also committed 18 turnovers.
Dwight Howard had 18 points and 17 rebounds and Jameer Nelson added 17 points for the Magic.
The Bucks have five games left, including one in Miami tonight.