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Simmons, Augustin power Magic over Bucks, 126-117

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A little redemption for the Orlando Magic was a big blow to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jonathon Simmons scored a career-high 35 points, D.J. Augustin added 32 and the Magic bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to beat the Bucks 126-117 on Wednesday night.

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.

''We were able to bounce back with some enthusiasm,'' Simmons said.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 38 points for Milwaukee, which has lost seven of 10 while battling for playoff positioning.

Coach Joe Prunty, who described the Bucks' effort as ''horrible,'' didn't see much energy from his team on the defensive side of the floor.

''You don't have to look too far to see that they had three guys dominate the game for them offensively,'' Prunty said. ''They hit every shot in our face. You can't give guys their shot. You have to get out, contest it, make them work to get their shots.''

Simmons was 7 of 12 from 3-point range, Augustin hit 6 of 9, and the Magic set a franchise record at home with 18 3s in 34 attempts.

''(Tuesday night) was a tough game for us, but it happens to the best of us,'' Augustin said. ''We put it behind us, went out there and shared the ball, helped each other out on defense and played with a lot more energy.''

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 quickly in 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.

''I think we've done a pretty good job of winning games we're supposed to win this year,'' Bucks center John Henson said. ''But we needed this win tonight for the playoff race, and didn't get it.''

TIP-INS

Bucks: G 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: G Evan Fournier missed a fourth straight game with a sprained left knee.

300TH WIN FOR VOGEL

Magic coach Frank Vogel got his 300th career victory in what he described as the toughest game on the schedule. ''It's a zombie game when you come back from the West Coast into a back-to-back, and the guys just don't have it in their legs to make shots, and in their minds to focus,'' he said. ''Our guys played mentally tough and got a difficult W.'' Vogel is 300-282 in eight seasons at Indiana and Orlando.

GORDON STILL SIDELINED

Aaron Gordon, the Magic's top scorer and second-leading rebounder, missed his fourth straight game since a collision with Lakers forward Julius Randle put him in concussion protocol. ''The worst thing that can happen to an athlete is to be concussed while being concussed,'' Vogel said. ''That's where long-term injury takes place, so we're taking every measure to prevent that.''

UP NEXT

Bucks: Host Atlanta on Saturday night.

Magic: Host Boston on Friday night.

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Key Players
G. Antetokounmpo
34 PF
N. Vucevic
9 C
30.1 Min. Per Game 30.1
17.2 Pts. Per Game 17.2
3.2 Ast. Per Game 3.2
9.1 Reb. Per Game 9.1
53.1 Field Goal % 49.6
53.0 Three Point % 49.4
75.6 Free Throw % 80.0
  Defensive rebound by Khem Birch 0:08
  Giannis Antetokounmpo missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:13
+ 2 Khem Birch made dunk, assist by Nikola Vucevic 0:16
+ 2 Jabari Parker made layup, assist by Eric Bledsoe 0:17
+ 1 Jonathon Simmons made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:24
+ 1 Jonathon Simmons made 1st of 2 free throws 0:24
  Personal foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo 0:24
+ 3 Giannis Antetokounmpo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Eric Bledsoe 0:26
+ 1 Jonathon Simmons made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:33
+ 1 Jonathon Simmons made 1st of 2 free throws 0:33
  Personal foul on Jabari Parker 0:33
Team Stats
Points 117 126
Field Goals 49-98 (50.0%) 44-87 (50.6%)
3-Pointers 10-24 (41.7%) 18-34 (52.9%)
Free Throws 9-12 (75.0%) 20-23 (87.0%)
Total Rebounds 45 53
Offensive 9 9
Defensive 28 33
Team 8 11
Assists 28 31
Steals 12 10
Blocks 5 4
Turnovers 11 17
Fouls 20 16
Technicals 0 0
38 PTS, 10 REB, 7 AST
22 PTS, 9 REB, 9 AST
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away team logo Bucks 36-32 20322837117
home team logo Magic 21-48 36253035126
Team Stats
away team logo Bucks 36-32 101.9 PPG 38.6 RPG 22.0 APG
home team logo Magic 21-48 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
G. Antetokounmpo PF 25.7 PPG 9.6 RPG 6.3 APG 57.0 FG%
J. Simmons SF 13.7 PPG 3.0 RPG 3.0 APG 42.1 FG%
Top Scorers
G. Antetokounmpo PF 38 PTS 10 REB 7 AST
J. Simmons SF 35 PTS 4 REB 3 AST
50.0 FG% 50.6
41.7 3PT FG% 52.9
75.0 FT% 87.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Antetokounmpo 40 38 10 7 3 0 2 4 16/29 1/3 5/5 1 9 63 +10
K. Middleton 34 22 3 5 0 0 3 4 8/16 4/6 2/2 0 3 32 -12
E. Bledsoe 31 20 2 8 4 1 2 2 8/16 3/7 1/2 1 1 41 -3
J. Henson 29 8 9 1 1 1 0 2 4/9 0/0 0/0 2 7 21 -12
T. Snell 17 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 5 +3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Antetokounmpo 40 38 10 7 3 0 2 4 16/29 1/3 5/5 1 9 63 +10
K. Middleton 34 22 3 5 0 0 3 4 8/16 4/6 2/2 0 3 32 -12
E. Bledsoe 31 20 2 8 4 1 2 2 8/16 3/7 1/2 1 1 41 -3
J. Henson 29 8 9 1 1 1 0 2 4/9 0/0 0/0 2 7 21 -12
T. Snell 17 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 5 +3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Parker 22 14 4 2 0 1 1 2 6/10 1/3 1/2 1 3 22 -12
S. Muhammad 6 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 3/5 0/0 0/1 1 1 10 +9
J. Terry 24 5 1 2 2 1 1 0 2/4 1/3 0/0 0 1 12 +4
B. Jennings 8 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 1 4 -13
T. Zeller 11 0 4 0 1 1 0 1 0/3 0/0 0/0 2 2 6 +2
S. Brown 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 -19
T. Maker 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 0 0 -2
M. Brogdon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Dellavedova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
X. Munford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Plumlee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 117 37 28 12 5 11 20 49/98 10/24 9/12 9 28 216 -45
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Simmons 37 35 4 3 0 0 3 1 11/22 7/12 6/7 2 2 42 +21
D. Augustin 36 32 3 4 2 0 3 2 9/15 6/9 8/8 1 2 42 +15
N. Vucevic 33 22 9 9 4 0 4 2 8/14 1/2 5/5 1 8 49 +10
M. Hezonja 25 9 5 1 0 0 1 1 4/11 1/4 0/0 1 4 15 +5
J. Isaac 18 4 4 1 0 1 1 1 1/5 1/2 1/2 0 4 10 -5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Simmons 37 35 4 3 0 0 3 1 11/22 7/12 6/7 2 2 42 +21
D. Augustin 36 32 3 4 2 0 3 2 9/15 6/9 8/8 1 2 42 +15
N. Vucevic 33 22 9 9 4 0 4 2 8/14 1/2 5/5 1 8 49 +10
M. Hezonja 25 9 5 1 0 0 1 1 4/11 1/4 0/0 1 4 15 +5
J. Isaac 18 4 4 1 0 1 1 1 1/5 1/2 1/2 0 4 10 -5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Mack 27 7 3 6 1 0 2 3 3/8 1/3 0/0 0 3 21 +4
K. Birch 29 6 9 3 0 1 1 3 3/3 0/0 0/0 1 8 21 +12
R. Purvis 5 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 2/3 1/2 0/0 0 0 5 -12
W. Iwundu 12 4 2 3 3 0 0 2 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 2 15 -4
B. Biyombo 14 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/1 3 0 7 -1
A. Afflalo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Speights - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Fournier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Artis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Gordon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Vaughn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 126 42 31 10 4 17 16 44/87 18/34 20/23 9 33 227 +45