Bogut-less Bucks fall in overtime to Magic
Hedo Turkoglu scored eight of his 19 points in overtime in a game that turned out to be far from easy for Orlando, even though the Bucks were missing center Andrew Bogut due to a migraine headache.
The Magic went 20 of 35 from the free throw line, with Howard tying a career high with 24 attempts. He made only 13 of them. The misses, as well as two bad plays by Jameer Nelson down the stretch, nearly cost Orlando.
Brandon Jennings scored 23 points to lead the Bucks.
and John Salmons scored 20 of his 22 in the second half and overtime.
Orlando finished the trip 3-2 and saved one of its best rebounding efforts for the end, grabbing 10 offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter and overtime as Milwaukee lost rookie Larry Sanders and Jon Brockman due to foul trouble.
Turkoglu opened overtime with a jumper and added another with 3:14 left that gave Orlando an 85-81 lead. But Nelson fouled Jennings, who hit a 3 and made the free throw to tie the game.
After the teams traded baskets, Turkoglu made a jumper in the corner with a minute left, Earl Barron missed one and Nelson added a basket of his own to give Orlando a 91-87 lead with 24 seconds left.
Salmons answered with a layup, but Turkoglu made two free throws for the final margin.
Last updated: 4:44 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012