The Milwaukee Bucks started slow, falling into a 16-2 hole but finished strong and ended their three game losing streak, pulling out a 93-89 win over the Orlando Magic at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his first triple-double of the season with 21 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. Jabari Parker had 22 points, hitting a career-high five three-pointers in seven attempts.
After the slow start, coach Jason Kidd went to his bench quickly and got a big contribution from Michael Beasley, who hit five of six shots and scored 10 points in the first quarter. Beasley finished with 14 points.
Antetokounmpo and Parker returned in the second quarter and picked up where the bench left off, combining to score 19 points. The Bucks defensively also forced 10 turnovers in the second quarter and 19 in the first half.
In the fourth quarter, the Bucks held the Magic to 15 points on 5 of 23 shooting (21.7%).
The Bucks are off until Friday night when they host Toronto at the Bradley Center.