The Milwaukee Bucks ended a long road losing streak in Orlando, beating the Magic 115-100 on Thursday night.
The Bucks put seven players in double figures and won in Orlando for the first time since December of 2004. The Bucks (24-22) finished their three-game road trip with a 2-1 record.
The Bucks played without two injures starters, Zaza Pachulia (strained right calf) and power forward Ersan Ilyasova (sore right groin).
Jerryd Bayless scored a team-high 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Khris Middleton and Jared Dudley added 17 points and Brandon Knight 16.
The Bucks scored 37 points in the third quarter to pull out to a comfortable lead and sent the Magic (15-34) to their seventh straight loss and 13th in the last 15 games.
Victor Oladipo led Orlando with 21 points.
The Bucks shot better than 50% for the fourth straight game (51.7%) and 48% from three point-point range (12 of 25). They return home to host the Portland Trailblazers on Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
No Bucks all-stars
The Milwaukee Bucks didn’t have any of their players selected to the Eastern Conference all-star team for the 11th straight season, despite their big turn-around this season. That doesn’t mean they won’t have some representation though.
Miami’s Dwayne Wade was picked last night as an Eastern Conference reserve, but he suffered a hamstring injury in Miami’s loss to the Bucks on Tuesday night. There’s a good chance he won’t play in the game at Madison Square Garden. If he doesn’t play, Bucks guard Brandon Knight could still have a chance to be added to the roster.