Magic vs Bucks Final: 78-72 - Recap
Orlando earned a 78-72 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Dwight Howard at Amway Center.
Orlando did not, however, defeat the Bucks against the spread, which closed at 8 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 180.5.
Orlando got 17 points from Jameer Nelson and another 13 points from Brandon Bass. Jameer Nelson contributed 3 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 17 rebounds.
Milwaukee got 18 points from Drew Gooden in a losing cause and another 10 points from Keyon Dooling. Drew Gooden contributed 4 assists for the Bucks, while John Salmons had 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Orlando were victorious, as the score was 42-33 at the break.
Orlando had a 49-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Orlando looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bobcats. The Bucks will aim to get back on the winning track at Miami.