Game Preview: Milwaukee Bucks @ Orlando Magic
After another close loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Orlando Magic will return to the court Wednesday night when they welcome J.J. Redick and the Milwaukee Bucks to Orlando. The Bucks played in Miami Tuesday night, falling to the Heat 94-83.
Orlando enters with a record of 19-59 while Milwaukee is 37-40, eighth in the Eastern Conference.
These teams met back on February 3 in Milwaukee. Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined for 41 points to hold off a late Magic rally en route to a 107-98 victory. Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Magic. Then Magic and now Bucks guard J.J. Redick had 15 points and eight assists. On March 17, Monta Ellis scored 25 fourth quarter points to help the Bucks rally to a 115-109 victory.
The Magic rank 27th in offensive rating (99.1), 25th in defensive rating (106.5) and play at the league’s 14th-fastest pace (94.44). The Bucks are 20th in offensive rating (101.1), 12th in defensive rating (102.3) and play at the league’s third-fastest pace (97.23).
Tip-off from the Amway Center is scheduled for 7:00 pm EST and will be shown locally on FS Florida.
As always, if you can’t watch the game, you can listen on the radio – in English on AM 580 WDBO and FM 96.5 and in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.
The officials for tonight’s game are Marc Davis, Kevin Fehr and Mark Lindsay.
The Line: Milwaukee – 4.5 (200u)
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- Jameer Nelson (ankle) is unlikely to play.
Jameer Nelson didn’t participate in #Magic shootaround this morning and almost certainly won’t play tonight.
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) April 10, 2013
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