LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, USA
Giannis Antetokounmpo added 31 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, Khris Middleton finally woke up with an incredible fourth quarter and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 121-106 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first quarter series. round of the NBA playoffs.
Middleton scored 18 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 10 rebounds after being limited to one field goal in the first three quarters, hitting 1 of 9 shots.
Wesley Matthews added 12 points for the Bucks, who can end the series against the Magic on Wednesday.
“It’s just about intensity and attention to detail,” Matthews said after the game. “In the first game we came out a little flat. I give credit to the Magic, they were right … We had to raise our intensity. “
Nikola Vucevic continued strong performances for the Magic, finishing with 31 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Terrence Ross had 19 points and seven rebounds as a substitute.
Milwaukee has won three in a row after losing the first game of the series against the Magic, eighth in the East.