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Milwaukee plays Orlando on 4-game win streak

December 29, 2021 GMT

Milwaukee Bucks (23-13, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (7-28, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee will try to keep its four-game win streak intact when the Bucks take on Orlando.

The Magic have gone 4-20 against Eastern Conference teams. Orlando has a 6-18 record against opponents above .500.

The Bucks are 16-9 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee is sixth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.0% from deep. Brook Lopez paces the Bucks shooting 50% from 3-point range.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. In the last matchup on Dec. 29 the Bucks won 127-110 led by 28 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo, while Franz Wagner scored 38 points for the Magic.

TOP PERFORMERS: Wagner is scoring 15.6 points per game with 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the Magic. Gary Harris is averaging 16.1 points over the past 10 games for Orlando.

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Grayson Allen averages 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Bucks, scoring 12.2 points while shooting 40.4% from beyond the arc. Jrue Holiday is averaging 21.6 points, 7.7 assists and two steals over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 2-8, averaging 103.3 points, 43.1 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.1 points per game.

Bucks: 7-3, averaging 112.6 points, 44.8 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.6 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Jalen Suggs: out (thumb), Jonathan Isaac: out (knee), E’Twaun Moore: out (knee), Michael Carter-Williams: out (left ankle), Mychal Mulder: out (health and safety protocols), R.J. Hampton: out (reconditioning), Terrence Ross: out (health and safety protocols), Markelle Fultz: out (knee), Cole Anthony: out (ankle), Mo Bamba: out (ankle).

Bucks: Brook Lopez: out (back).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.