Magic rally late in 4th, beat Bucks 113-103 in OT

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 10, 2013 at 10:06 pm •  Published: April 10, 2013
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Don't tell the Orlando Magic they don't have anything to play for at this point in the season.

Lottery bound or not, for one night at least, Orlando's youngest guns showed why the present may not be as bleak as it has seemed in recent months.

Nik Vucevic had a career-high 30 points and 20 rebounds, Tobias Harris added 30 points and 19 rebounds, and the Magic rallied for a 113-103 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.

The Magic overcame a five-point deficit in the final minute of regulation, sending it to OT on a 3-pointer by Harris with 1.9 seconds left. Vucevic and Harris then combined for nine points in the extra period to help Orlando snap a five-game losing streak.

"I feel great. I've felt good in the games where we've come close and lost also," Harris said. "To play a game like that tonight and close it out and just focus and buy in to the defensive end was a good feeling for us."

Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 21 points, and John Henson and Mike Dunleavy each added 17. Henson also had career bests with 25 rebounds and seven blocks for Milwaukee, which lost its 14th straight game in Orlando.

The bigger blow for the Bucks was injuries to two starters. Brandon Jennings left in the first half with a sore left Achilles tendon and didn't return. Larry Sanders also didn't play in the second half after taking a hard fall. Their status is day-to-day.

The Magic came out hot in the extra period and took a 106-99 lead after a corner 3-pointer and layup by Deron Lamb.

Milwaukee went cold in the five-minute period, while Orlando kept rolling and used a three-point play by Vucevic with less than 31 seconds left to put the game away.

"It's disappointing, but we fought," Henson said. "We were depleted. So it was a tough game for us. But we played hard."

Bucks reserve guard J.J. Redick, who was dealt by the Magic to Milwaukee at the trade deadline, received a standing ovation from fans during a video tribute to him in the first half. It was one of the few early highlights for Redick and Milwaukee as it struggled to replace the offense of its two starters.

The Bucks battled back in the third quarter to take their first lead since the opening minutes, but still trailed by four entering the fourth. They kept coming and took an 80-79 lead on a layup by Marquis Daniels with just over 6 minutes to play.

Milwaukee's lead was 93-90 with 25.9 seconds remaining after a goaltending call on Henson, which stood after a video review by the referees.

Ellis was fouled with 19 seconds left, connecting on only one of his two free throw attempts.

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