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Game 23: Magic at Bucks GameThread

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The Magic, on a four-game winning streak, face the Bucks, who are on a 14-game winning streak

Milwaukee Bucks v Orlando Magic Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images

Who: Orlando Magic (11-11) at Milwaukee Bucks (20-3)

When: Monday at 8 p.m.

Where: Fiserv Forum - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TV: Fox Sports Florida, NBATV

Line: Bucks -13, O/U 218.5

Injuries: Orlando - Nikola Vucevic (out), Al-Farouq Aminu (out); Milwaukee - Dragan Bender (out)

Storyline: The Magic have won four straight, but the schedule now gets a tiny bit more challenging. It begins with the Bucks, who have won 14 straight and own the league’s second best record at 20-3. Then on Wednesday, they face the team with the league’s best record: the Los Angeles Lakers. Simply put, the Bucks own the league’s best defensive rating (101.1) and the second best offensive rating (114.0), which gives them a comfortable lead in net rating at 12.9. Potential Defensive Player of the Year candidate gets the ultimate test in Giannis Antetokounmpo.

For an in-depth look at the Magic’s challenging road ahead, check out our Garrett Townsend’s story on Orlando’s remaining schedule.

For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends at the Bucks community Brew Hoop.

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