Led by 24 points, six assists and three rebounds from Brandon Knight, the Milwaukee Bucks rallied back from an 18-point first half deficit to defeat the Orlando Magic 105-98 on Monday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Magic looked poised to run away with the game in the early going, but the Bucks cut an 18-point second quarter lead to just six by the break and the lead was just three by the time the fourth quarter began.
That’s when Knight took over.
Knight hit two free throws, made a layup, threw down a dunk and hit a three-pointer before the Magic even scored, giving the Bucks a six-point lead.
The Magic hung around for the early portion of the quarter, but the Bucks pushed the lead to 14 on a Giannis Antetokounmpo three-pointer with 2:49 to go.
The Magic got the lead back down to three with 35 seconds to play, but the Bucks hit their final eight free throws.
Khris Middleton had 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds while Ersan Ilyasova had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Ramon Sessions added 16 points and eight assists.
The Magic had seven players in double figures, but their leading scorer on the night, Maurice Harkless, finished with just 14 points.
Victor Oladipo returned after missing his first two games of the season and finished with 12 points on five-of-six shooting, four assists and three rebounds in just 19 minutes.
The Bucks are now 13-50 and the Magic are 19-46.