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Bucks bounce back, defeat Magic 111-96 to tie series

Posted at 8:17 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 21:17:26-04

ORLANDO, FL — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 20 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks rode a fast start to beat the Orlando Magic 111-96 on Thursday and tie their Eastern Conference first-round series at a game apiece.

The Bucks boasted the NBA’s best regular-season record at 56-17, but they went 3-5 in the eight seeding games at Disney’s Wide World of Sports and opened the playoffs by losing 122-110 to Orlando.

Milwaukee bounced back Thursday and built a 23-point lead in the first half, though Orlando got the margin down to nine in the fourth quarter. Nikola Vucevic scored 32 points for Orlando.

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