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                     === Magic take down Bucks ===
 Orlando,  FL (  - Arron Afflalo scored 21 points to lead the
 Orlando Magic to a 113-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.
 Tobias  Harris  contributed 18 in a  reserve role and Victor Oladipo scored 15
 points with seven assists in the win. E'Twaun Moore and Maurice Harkless added
 13  and  10 points, respectively, off  the bench in Orlando's 16th consecutive
 home victory over the Bucks.
 "It's good for us," Oladipo said. "We played well as a team, we did a lot of
 good things. We kind of took our foot off the gas in the fourth quarter, but
 other than that we played a pretty good game."
 Caron  Butler scored  20 points  to lead  Milwaukee, which  dropped its  fifth
 straight  game overall  and eighth straight on the road. Giannis Antetokounmpo
 notched  15 points  with seven  rebounds and  Gary Neal  tallied 13  points in
 The  last time Milwaukee left Orlando with a victory was a 111-105 decision on
 Dec. 29, 2004.
 Nikola  Vucevic broke  a 7-7  tie with  a jumper,  igniting an  11-2 run  that
 Oladipo closed by splitting a pair at the line after he slammed one home.
 Moore  and  Afflalo  scored  six  points  apiece during  a  14-5  run  to  end
 the first quarter and help the hosts take a 35-20 lead into the second.
 Harkless   went  on  a  personal  6-0  run  to  push  Orlando's  advantage  to
 47-25 with just over nine minutes left in the second.
 A Brandon Knight 3-pointer cut the deficit to 16, but Harkless followed with a
 layup  and Afflalo  buried a 3 at the  halftime buzzer to stake the Magic to a
 67-46 edge at the break.
 Milwaukee  cut the deficit to as little as 18 in the third, but the Magic were
 too much and led 88-64 after three.
 Butler  scored 10  points during  a  13-3 run  to open  the fourth,  including
 a  four-point  play to cap  the run and pull  Milwaukee within 14, 91-77, with
 8:46 remaining in the contest.
 The  comeback  was short-lived, however,  as Moore followed with jumper before
 Harris  made  a three-point  play to push  the cushion to  96-77 and the Magic
 continued their home dominance over the Bucks with an effortless win.
 "It was frustrating, but you have to keep playing," Khris Middleton said.
 "Sometimes you put yourself in a position to win and sometimes you can't."
                                   Game Notes
 Vucevic had a streak of four straight double-doubles against Milwaukee snapped
 as  the  big man  scored 12  points with  six boards  ... Larry Sanders, Khris
 Middleton,  Knight, and  Ersan Ilyasova  all  scored 10  points, with  Sanders
 adding nine rebounds and four blocks in defeat ... Orlando shot 43-of-83 (51.8
 percent) from the floor ... Orlando had a 52-38 edge with points in the paint.
 01/31 23:49:49 ET

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