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    Jonathon Simmons scores career-high 35 as Magic beat Bucks

    Mar 15, 2018
    Orlando forward Jonathon Simmons goes 11 for 22, including 7 of 12 from beyod the arc. AP 

    ORLANDO, Florida — Jonathon Simmons scored a career-high 35 points, D.J. Augustin added 32 and the Orlando Magic bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 126-117, on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time).

    Simmons was 7 of 12 from 3-point range and Augustin hit 6 of 9, three of them in the fourth quarter to help Orlando pull away.

    Nikola Vucevic had 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Magic, who were routed 108-72 Tuesday night in San Antonio, their fifth straight loss.

    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 38 points for Milwaukee, which has lost seven of 10.

    Augustin and Simmons combined for 20 points as the Magic closed out the first quarter on a 27-7 run to take a 16-point lead.

    Milwaukee (36-32) erased most of it by scoring the first 10 points of the second quarter, but did not regain the lead until Eric Bledsoe converted a turnover into a layup with 4:50 left in the third quarter.

    Orlando (21-48) scored the final 14 points of that period to take 91-80 lead into the fourth.

    The Bucks never got within five in the fourth quarter.

    TIP-INS

    Bucks: Brandon Jennings, who returned to the NBA with 16 points and 12 assists in Monday night's win at Memphis after signing a 10-day contract, had two points Wednesday night.

    Magic: Aaron Gordon missed a fourth straight game after failing to clear the NBA's concussion protocol Wednesday. ... Evan Fournier missed a fourth straight game with a sprained left knee.

    UP NEXT

    Bucks: Host Atlanta on Saturday night.

    Magic: Host Boston on Friday night.

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    Orlando forward Jonathon Simmons goes 11 for 22, including 7 of 12 from beyod the arc. AP 
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