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Playing without Antetokounmpo, Bucks lose to Magic 103-83

MILWAUKEE (AP) With Giannis Antetokounmpo on the bench in street clothes, the Milwaukee Bucks had their lowest scoring output of the season and fell flat.

''We'll probably throw this one in the trash can and move on,'' coach Mike Budenholzer said. ''We just didn't have it tonight.''

Antetokounmpo sat out with right knee soreness after scoring 29 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in Milwaukee's win over Dallas on Friday night. His absence was clearly felt in a listless 103-83 blowout loss to the Orlando Magic on Saturday night that snapped the Bucks' six-game winning streak.

Jonathan Isaac scored 17 points and Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross each added 15 for Orlando. Vucevic also pulled down 17 rebounds.

''Obviously, without Giannis it is a different team. He is a huge part because he brings so much attention,'' Vucevic said. ''You have to game plan just for him. It did help a little bit that he wasn't out there because he is such a great player. I am glad that we took care of business and we got this win.''

Aaron Gordon chipped in 14 points as Orlando prevented Milwaukee form sweeping the three-game season series.

The Bucks, who have the league's best record at 41-14, lost for just the second time in 14 games.

''They played hard, they hit shots. They made us uncomfortable,'' Bucks forward Khris Middleton said.

The Magic led by as many as 25 in the fourth quarter and clamped down on defense, especially in the second half, to stymie the Bucks high-powered offense. Milwaukee's previous low point total was 87 in a loss to Miami on Dec. 22.

''I thought in the second half we did a lot better job just keeping the ball out of the paint,'' Orlando coach Steve Clifford said.

Eric Bledsoe had 19 points and Malcolm Brogdon 14 for Milwaukee, which shot just 33 percent overall and made only six of 35 shots from 3-point range, tying their fewest number of 3s made in a game this season.

''I'm thinking everybody was tired,'' Bledsoe said. ''We had no legs. We missed a lot of threes.''

The Bucks took an early 8-0 lead, but Orlando answered with a 20-4 run and held a 20-19 lead after the first quarter. Milwaukee shot just 30 percent in the period.

Orlando led 59-49 at the half, shooting 53 percent.

TIP-INS

Magic: Ross had 13 points in the second quarter. ... Rookie C Mo Bamba missed a fourth straight game with a stress fracture of his left tibia.

Bucks: Middleton returned after sitting out Friday night to rest. ... With Antetokounmpo out, Tony Snell started. ... Scored a season-low 15 third-quarter points. The team's previous low was 17 on Oct. 22 against the Knicks.

GIANNIS SITS

Antetokounmpo missed his fourth game this season. ''The soreness and the pounding of his body is pretty significant,'' Budenholzer said. ''I don't think it's a long-term thing, but I think a back-to-back, and the loads his puts himself through for us, he needs this.''

MIROTIC ARRIVES

Nikola Mirotic, acquired from New Orleans in a three-team trade near the trading deadline, donned a Bucks uniform for the first time but didn't see action as he continues to recover from a right calf strain. The fifth-year forward missed his last seven games with the Pelicans and wasn't with the Bucks for their game at Dallas on Friday. ''We were very, very excited for him to be in our gym this morning, shooting and working,'' Budenholzer said. ''We'll just see how the next days go.''

MORE THAN A SCORER

With a reputation as a sharpshooter, Mirotic is eager to show his new Bucks teammates that he can do more than score. ''They want somebody who will spread the floor, someone who can shoot,'' Mirotic said before the game. ''There is much more I can do. This year has been (my) best year for rebounding. I am not just a shooter.''

Budenholzer concurred.

''He can make shots from deep. As a big guy, he can also be a playmaker,'' Budenholzer said. ''He's just a really versatile player. I also think there's a toughness to him that's underappreciated. He's shown to be a better defender than people give him credit for.''

UP NEXT

Magic: At Atlanta on Sunday

Bucks: At Chicago on Monday. Milwaukee has won four in a row against the Bulls.

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Key Players
N. Vucevic
9 C
E. Bledsoe
6 PG
29.2 Min. Per Game 29.2
15.9 Pts. Per Game 15.9
5.6 Ast. Per Game 5.6
4.5 Reb. Per Game 4.5
51.9 Field Goal % 49.1
51.9 Three Point % 49.0
77.8 Free Throw % 76.4
  Defensive rebound by Jerian Grant 0:12
  Trevon Duval missed jump shot 0:16
+ 2 Melvin Frazier made dunk, assist by Jerian Grant 0:26
+ 2 Pat Connaughton made dunk, assist by Sterling Brown 0:31
  Defensive rebound by Sterling Brown 0:33
  Jarell Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:37
  Defensive rebound by Jarell Martin 0:45
  Pat Connaughton missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:49
  Traveling violation turnover on Jerian Grant 1:02
  Traveling violation turnover on Jerian Grant 1:02
  Defensive rebound by Trevon Duval 1:31
Team Stats
Points 103 83
Field Goals 44-94 (46.8%) 31-95 (32.6%)
3-Pointers 10-27 (37.0%) 6-35 (17.1%)
Free Throws 5-6 (83.3%) 15-18 (83.3%)
Total Rebounds 61 57
Offensive 9 12
Defensive 48 39
Team 4 6
Assists 28 18
Steals 5 5
Blocks 8 8
Turnovers 12 10
Fouls 20 16
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 17 REB, 5 AST
19 PTS, 11 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Magic 24-32 20392024103
home team logo Bucks 41-14 1930151983
Team Stats
away team logo Magic 24-32 106.3 PPG 45.3 RPG 25.1 APG
home team logo Bucks 41-14 117.5 PPG 49.4 RPG 26.1 APG
Key Players
J. Isaac PF 9.4 PPG 5.4 RPG 1.1 APG 42.9 FG%
E. Bledsoe PG 15.7 PPG 4.7 RPG 5.4 APG 48.0 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Isaac PF 17 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
E. Bledsoe PG 19 PTS 11 REB 5 AST
46.8 FG% 32.6
37.0 3PT FG% 17.1
83.3 FT% 83.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Isaac 17 6 0 7/12 3/6 0/0 1 31 0 2 2 1 5 +16 23
N. Vucevic 15 17 5 7/16 1/4 0/0 0 26 0 1 1 3 14 +11 42
A. Gordon 14 6 0 6/15 0/1 2/3 4 29 1 0 2 1 5 +6 19
D. Augustin 9 2 5 4/7 0/1 1/1 3 20 0 0 1 0 2 +3 20
E. Fournier 7 5 5 3/13 1/5 0/0 3 32 1 0 1 1 4 +21 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Isaac 17 6 0 7/12 3/6 0/0 1 31 0 2 2 1 5 +16 23
N. Vucevic 15 17 5 7/16 1/4 0/0 0 26 0 1 1 3 14 +11 42
A. Gordon 14 6 0 6/15 0/1 2/3 4 29 1 0 2 1 5 +6 19
D. Augustin 9 2 5 4/7 0/1 1/1 3 20 0 0 1 0 2 +3 20
E. Fournier 7 5 5 3/13 1/5 0/0 3 32 1 0 1 1 4 +21 22
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Ross 15 4 1 6/12 3/5 0/0 1 24 0 1 0 0 4 +10 22
I. Briscoe 9 3 7 4/5 1/1 0/0 2 24 0 0 2 0 3 +16 24
K. Birch 6 5 2 2/2 0/0 2/2 1 18 0 4 2 2 3 +8 17
M. Frazier 6 1 0 3/3 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 +1 7
W. Iwundu 3 5 2 1/5 1/3 0/0 4 20 2 0 0 0 5 +5 14
J. Grant 2 1 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 +1 4
A. Jefferson 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 +1 2
J. Martin 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 +1 1
T. Mozgov - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Caupain - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Fultz - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Bamba - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 103 57 28 44/94 10/27 5/6 20 236 5 8 12 9 48 +100 217
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
E. Bledsoe 19 11 5 7/13 2/4 3/6 4 29 0 0 1 2 9 -14 39
M. Brogdon 14 4 2 4/18 0/4 6/6 2 23 0 1 3 2 2 +3 20
K. Middleton 11 12 4 4/17 0/4 3/3 2 32 1 0 1 2 10 -16 31
B. Lopez 9 5 0 4/12 0/6 1/1 3 26 2 3 1 0 5 -18 18
T. Snell 6 0 1 3/5 0/0 0/0 0 19 1 2 0 0 0 -13 11
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
E. Bledsoe 19 11 5 7/13 2/4 3/6 4 29 0 0 1 2 9 -14 39
M. Brogdon 14 4 2 4/18 0/4 6/6 2 23 0 1 3 2 2 +3 20
K. Middleton 11 12 4 4/17 0/4 3/3 2 32 1 0 1 2 10 -16 31
B. Lopez 9 5 0 4/12 0/6 1/1 3 26 2 3 1 0 5 -18 18
T. Snell 6 0 1 3/5 0/0 0/0 0 19 1 2 0 0 0 -13 11
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. Connaughton 7 1 0 3/7 1/5 0/0 1 17 0 0 0 0 1 -11 8
G. Hill 6 1 1 2/5 2/2 0/0 0 14 0 1 0 1 0 -6 10
D. Wilson 4 5 1 2/8 0/5 0/0 0 29 1 0 1 1 4 -7 11
T. Duval 3 1 1 1/2 1/1 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
C. Wood 2 1 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
E. Ilyasova 2 7 1 1/5 0/2 0/0 4 25 0 1 1 4 3 -9 11
S. Brown 0 3 2 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 14 0 0 2 0 3 -9 5
N. Mirotic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Antetokounmpo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. DiVincenzo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Morris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Colson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 83 51 18 31/95 6/35 15/18 16 236 5 8 10 12 39 -100 173