Knight leads Bucks past Magic 105-98
Nov 13, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard O.J. Mayo (00) drives to the basket as Orlando Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo (5) defends during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 94-91. Photo: Image by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brandon Knight scored 24 points and sparked Milwaukee's rousing rally from an 18-point deficit with a dunk to lead the Bucks to a 105-98 win Monday night over the Orlando Magic.
Knight confounded Orlando with a quick first step and threw down a dunk for a 74-71 lead with 10:57 left after Ramon Sessions went high for an outlet pass in the lane and patted the ball back to his driving backcourt mate.
The lead swelled to 95-81 with 2:49 left before Orlando mounted its own late charge to get within three off a 3 from Jameer Nelson with 35 seconds left.
But the Bucks hit their foul shots late and Orlando was hurt after Nikola Vucevic was whistled for an offensive foul with 22 seconds left.