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Magic at Bucks: Orlando looks for split with Milwaukee

A victory Saturday would give Orlando a 2-2 split in the season-series against the likely playoff-bound Bucks.

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Jason Kidd and O.J. Mayo
Jason Kidd and O.J. Mayo
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The Orlando Magic aim for their second road victory in as many nights Saturday when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Tipoff between Orlando and Milwaukee is set for 8:30 PM Eastern. Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM will offer live coverage in the Orlando market.

Orlando's last time out: The Orlando Magic rode an outstanding effort from Nik Vučević to a 97-84 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Vučević scored a career-best 37 points to go with 17 boards as Orlando snapped its four-game losing streak and picked up its first road victory in nearly three months. Tobias Harris added 25 points and 12 boards for the Magic, helping the visitors withstand a poor outing from Victor Oladipo: the second-year guard missed 11 of his 19 shot attempts and mustered eight points.

Milwaukee's last time out: The Bucks were also in action Friday, topping the Boston Celtics by a 110-101 final for their second straight victory. Seven Bucks scored in double-digits, with O.J. Mayo pouring in 24 points off the bench. Veteran big man Zaza Pachulia did a bit of everything, scoring 11 with eight rebounds and five assists.

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The last meeting: In March, the Bucks eked past the Magic, 97-91, thanks to a stellar performance from Khris Middleton. The role-playing swingman scored 30 points on 12-of-17 shooting, including 4-of-4 on three-pointers, to lead a Bucks rally. The Magic managed just 34 second-half points after erupting for 31 in the opening period. Vučević scored 19 points and hauled in 14 rebounds for the Magic.

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