Bucks beat Magic 93-89
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had his first triple-double of the season to lead the Milwaukee Bucks over the Orlando Magic 93-89 on Monday night.
Milwaukee snapped a three-game losing streak as Antetokounmpo finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He made all nine free-throw attempts, was 6 of 13 from the floor and also added five steals and three blocks.
Jabari Parker also had 22 points and made five 3-pointers — he began the night with a total of 10 — for the Bucks, who beat Orlando at home for the eighth time in nine tries.
The Magic was led by Serge Ibaka's 21 points, and Elfrid Payton added 18 points but had five of Orlando's 24 turnovers.
Orlando began the night 29th in the NBA in scoring with 92.5 points per game.
The two teams meet again Sunday in Orlando.
The score was tied at 85 before Matthew Dellavedova sank a 3-pointer and Antetokounmpo added a dunk for a five-point lead with 2:38 remaining.
Shortly after Antetokounmpo blocked a shot by Ibaka, Parker desperately shot a 3-pointer as the shot clock was about to expire and was fouled by Ibaka. He made one free throw for a 91-87 lead with 17.9 seconds left.
Parker then stole the ball from Ibaka and sailed in for another dunk and a 93-87 lead with 8.7 seconds to go.
Orlando opened the game with a 16-2 run for its biggest lead of the night but trailed at halftime 49-44 after Parker's layup at the buzzer.
The Magic led by five, however, at the end of the third quarter thanks to a 12-0 run to end the frame. Two free throws by D.J. Augustin gave his team a 74-69 lead.
Milwaukee opened the fourth by scoring 16 of the first 18 points and took its biggest lead, 85-76, on two free throws by Malcolm Brogdon with 7:52 to go.
Orlando responded by scoring the next nine points to tie the score at 85 after a layup by Payton with 4:24 left.
Magic: Orlando was averaging 13 turnovers per game but had 19 in the first half. ... The team is 0-5 against Central Division opponents and all five games have been on the road.
Bucks: Michael Beasley scored 10 points in the first quarter — he entered the game averaging 8.0 points per game. ... A Milwaukee fan sank a halfcourt shot in the fourth quarter to win $5,000. His other options were a free-throw for $500 or a 3-pointer for $1,000.
Magic: Orlando begins a three-game home stand Wednesday night against Phoenix.
Bucks: Milwaukee hosts Toronto on Friday night and is 1-10 in its last 11 games against the Raptors.