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    Bucks ride huge second-quarter run to huge victory over Magic

    Nov 2, 2019
    PHOTO: AP

    ORLANDO, Florida — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks pounded the Orlando Magic, 123-91, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time).

    Eric Bledsoe added 18 points, six rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee, which was coming off a 116-105 loss at Boston on Wednesday night. Khris Middleton added 16 points and six rebounds, and Donte DiVincenzo finished with 14 points.

    The Bucks grabbed control by making eight 3-pointers during a key stretch in the first half. They went 17 for 47 from beyond the arc on the night.

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    Evan Fournier led Orlando with 19 points. Nikola Vucevic had 14 points and seven rebounds.

    After making eight of their first nine shots on their way to a 20-7 lead, the Magic were outscored 40-9 over the next 11 minutes, most of it by Milwaukee's reserves.

    Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, Ersan Ilyasova (two), Sterling Brown, George Hill and DiVincenzo (two) connected from long range during a 32-7 run for the Bucks.

    The Bucks led 79-51 after Middleton scored seven straight points midway through the third quarter.

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    Milwaukee shot 50.5 percent for the game. The Bucks also had a 57-41 rebound advantage and scored 54 points in the paint.

    TIP-INS

    Bucks: Seventeen of the Bucks' first 21 shots were 3-pointers. .. G Pat Connaughton left the floor with a shoulder injury in the third quarter, but returned to the game. ... Kyle Korver rested. Coach Mike Budenholzer said the Bucks would look for periodic games off for the 38-year-old guard.

    Magic: F Amile Jefferson, who had been on a two-way contract with Orlando, signed a standard contract Friday. ... C Mo Bamba (load management) and G Michael Carter-Williams (bruised hip) were out.

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    Bucks: Host Toronto on Saturday.

    Magic: Host Denver on Saturday.

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