National Basketball Association
Milwaukee 117, Orlando 108
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 20, 2021
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Officials: #27 Mitchell Ervin, #54 Ray Acosta, #33 Sean Corbin
Attendance: 17341

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and a season-high 20 rebounds, Bobby Portis added a season-high 24 points with the help of six 3-pointers, and the host Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Orlando Magic 117-108 on Saturday.

Antetokounmpo went 15-for-23 at the free-throw line, while Portis also had 15 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season. The Bucks won their third game in a row for the first time this season.

Orlando put together a 30-8 fourth-quarter run, closing within 107-101 on R.J. Hampton's steal and layup with 2:05 left. But Antetokounmpo's dunk with one minute to go helped the Bucks get some breathing room, 111-101.

The Magic outscored Milwaukee 37-21 in the fourth quarter behind the play of their reserves, as Hampton scored 13 of his 19 points. He also finished with nine assists.

Milwaukee's three wins have come to start a five-game homestand, which continues with another matchup against Orlando on Monday night. The Bucks also completed a back-to-back sweep that included Friday's 96-89 win over Oklahoma City.

Orlando dropped a back-to-back set that began with Friday's 115-113 loss to the host Brooklyn Nets.

Cole Anthony, Orlando's leading scorer at 19.6 points per game, did not play Saturday due to a sprained right ankle after he had 16 points and nine assists against Brooklyn.

Milwaukee made 12 3-pointers in the first half and finished 19-for-40 (47.5 percent) from beyond the arc. Seven Bucks players made triples, paced by Portis' season-best 6-for-7 performance.

Grayson Allen scored 16 points, including making four treys. Khris Middleton added 13 points and eight assists, one night after becoming Milwaukee's all-time leader for made 3-pointers, and Jrue Holiday and Pat Connaughton each scored 11 points.

Jalen Suggs posted 14 points, six rebounds and four assists for Orlando, which finished 19-for-51 from 3-point range, and Chuma Okeke contributed 13 points off the bench on 6-for-11 shooting.

Connaughton and Allen each scored five points during a 13-0 run that gave the Bucks a 29-14 lead with 3:22 remaining in the first quarter. Milwaukee led by as many as 17 points early in the second quarter before Orlando narrowed the gap to 62-50 by halftime.

But the Bucks opened the second half with another 13-0 run, as Middleton hit a step-back jumper at the 8:05 mark for a 75-50 advantage.

The lead grew to 86-59 when Antetokounmpo spun into the lane and threw down a two-handed dunk. The Bucks outscored Orlando 34-21 in the third quarter for a 96-71 lead.

-- Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Orlando   Milwaukee
R.J. Hampton 19 Scoring Giannis Antetokounmpo 32
R.J. Hampton 9 Assists Khris Middleton 8
Mo Bamba 7 Rebounds Giannis Antetokounmpo 20
Jalen Suggs 4 Free Throws Made Giannis Antetokounmpo 15
Mo Bamba 2 Steals Giannis Antetokounmpo 2
Mo Bamba 2 Blocks Giannis Antetokounmpo 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 108 39.8 19-51 11-14 26 39 3 5 10
Milwaukee 117 45.1 19-40 24-37 25 60 5 6 14
Upcoming Games
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Bucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Magic have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.