Published February 20, 2012
MILWAUKEE – Dwight Howard had 28 points and 16 rebounds, Jameer Nelson added 15 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks 93-90 Monday night.
The win was Orlando's third over Milwaukee in 10 days and the third straight time the Magic have overcome a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Bucks.
Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 22 points and Mike Dunleavy added 18. Ersan Ilyaosova, coming off a 29-point, 25-rebound effort Sunday against New Jersey, had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
It was the Bucks' sixth straight loss at home, the first time Milwaukee has lost six straight at the Bradley Center since a seven-game slide from Feb. 5-25, 2000.
Orlando scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to take a 75-70 lead with 10 minutes remaining as Howard scored on a dunk. But the Bucks then went on a 14-4 run to grab a 84-79 lead when Jennings hit a jumper with 4:33 remaining. Jennings had six points during the run.
J.J. Reddick hit a jumper from the top of the key to give Orlando an 87-86 lead with 1:38 remaining. Larry Sanders followed with a layup to put the Bucks ahead 88-87 with 1 minute to go. Howard was fouled and hit one of two free throws to tie it with 46 seconds left.
Jennings hit a driving layup with 31.2 seconds left to put the Bucks back in front 90-88 before Ryan Anderson hit a 3-pointer with 18.1 seconds remaining to put Orlando up 91-90.
Nelson was fouled with 10.8 seconds to go and hit both free throws for the final margin.
Notes: Magic G Jason Richardson missed his second straight game with a chest virus. ... Bucks C Drew Gooden missed his third straight game with a right wrist sprain, and rookie F Tobia Harris missed his second straight game with a right shoulder contusion. ... Orlando G Quentin Richardson left the game in the second quarter after taking a knee to his left thigh. He did not return.