ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Arron Afflalo scored 21 points, Tobias Harris added 18 and the Orlando Magic ran past the Milwaukee Bucks 113-102 Friday night. The Magic snapped a three-game losing streak and extended their home winning streak over Milwaukee to 16 games. Orlando led by as many as 25 points and had six players reach double-figures. Nik Vucevic had 12 points and six rebounds in his second game back from a concussion. Caron Butler scored 20 points for Milwaukee, which lost its fifth straight game. The Bucks have lost 14 of their last 15 and eight straight on the road.
Milwaukee played without John Henson, who was out with a sprained right wrist. O.J. Mayo missed his third consecutive game with an illness. Henson and Mayo’s absences were felt as the Magic quickly jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first half that grew to as many as 22 points in the opening 24 minutes. The margin hovered above 20 for most of the second half with the Bucks never getting back within single digits. The Magic scored a season-high 67 points in the first half and took a 21-point lead into halftime. Afflalo led all scorers with 17 first-half points, with Vucevic adding 12 and Maurice Harkless 10. Orlando dominated in the paint as well, outscoring the Bucks 30-18. The Magic also were active in the open court with a 12-3 edge in fast-break points. Milwaukee came out misfiring and ended the half connecting on just 18 of its 41 field goal attempts. That was compounded by 13 turnovers that led to 17 Orlando points.
NOTES: The Magic improved to 3-26 when their opponent scores 100 or more points. … Milwaukee coach Larry Drew said center Zaza Pachulia, who has missed 27 straight games with a fractured right foot, is “close” but still not ready to return to the court.