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    Giannis Antetokounmpo looks to finish off Nikola Vucevic and the rest of the Magic.
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    ORLANDO Magic (33-40, eighth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (56-17, first in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)

    Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), 3:30 p.m. EDT

    LINE: Bucks -13.5; over/under is 226.5

    EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Milwaukee leads series 3-1

    BOTTOM LINE:

    The Milwaukee Bucks look to clinch the Eastern Conference first round over the Orlando Magic in game five. The Bucks won the previous meeting 121-106. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points to lead Milwaukee to the win and Nikola Vucevic recorded 31 points in defeat for Orlando.

    The Bucks have gone 37-7 against Eastern Conference teams. Milwaukee has a 38-8 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

    The Magic are 20-23 in conference matchups. Orlando ranks fifth in the NBA giving up only 108.3 points while holding opponents to 46.5% shooting.

    TOP PERFORMERS:

    Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 5.6 assists, and scores 29.5 points per game. Brook Lopez is averaging 15.7 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 45.3% over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.

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    Vucevic leads the Magic averaging 19.6 points and has added 10.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. Terrence Ross is averaging 12.2 points over the last 10 games for Orlando.

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      LAST 10 GAMES:

      Bucks: 5-5, averaging 117.9 points, 49.7 rebounds, 26.8 assists, six steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.8 points on 43.0% shooting.

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      Magic: 2-8, averaging 108.8 points, 43.5 rebounds, 22.3 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.7 points on 48.2% shooting.

      INJURIES:

      Bucks: George Hill: out (undisclosed).

      Magic: Michael Carter-Williams: out (foot), Jonathan Isaac: out for season (acl), Aaron Gordon: out (hamstring).
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