NBA roundup: Magic's balanced attack too strong for Bucks
Posted on: 12 Nov, 2023 at 05:36 AM
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Paolo Banchero scored 26 points, Franz Wagner added 24 and the Orlando Magic weathered a 35-point, 10-rebound effort from Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 112-97 on Saturday night.
Orlando took the lead late in the first quarter and never looked back, building an advantage of as many as 21 points behind a balanced offensive attack. Antetokounmpo carried the load for Milwaukee, which was playing a second straight game without Damian Lillard, who was out due to right calf soreness.
Jalen Suggs supplied 20 points as five Orlando scorers finished in double figures, including Moritz Wagner, who had 19 points off the bench. Moritz Wagner scored 12 points in the first half to help ignite the pivotal, second-quarter surge that gave Orlando the lead for the rest of the game.
Jonathan Isaac chipped in 10 points off the bench and grabbed three of his five rebounds on the offensive glass -- part of an overall theme for Orlando on the night. The Magic enjoyed an emphatic 22-4 advantage in second-chance points, a byproduct of their 15 offensive rebounds to just five for the Bucks.
Cavaliers 118, Warriors 110
Caris LeVert came off the bench to lead a balanced attack with 22 points, Dean Wade buried a pair of key 3-pointers to open the fourth quarter and Cleveland completed a season-series sweep over Golden State with a win in San Francisco.
Donovan Mitchell (21 points), Darius Garland (19) and Evan Mobley (19) led all five starters in double figures for the Cavaliers, who had lost 12 straight regular-season games to the Warriors before a 115-104 home win last Sunday. The sweep was Cleveland's first over Golden State since 2010.
Stephen Curry led all scorers with 30 points but shot just 4-for-14 on 3-pointers. The Warriors went 13-for-38 (34.2 percent) from beyond the arc. Klay Thompson had 14 points and Andrew Wiggins 13 for Golden State, which was playing just its third home game. Kevon Looney was the game's leading rebounder with 13.
Celtics 117, Raptors 94
Jaylen Brown scored a game-high 29 points and Jayson Tatum finished with 27 as Boston improved its home record to 4-0 by beating visiting Toronto.
Brown was 12 of 20 from the field and scored 21 points in the second half. He also finished the game with five rebounds. Tatum was 10-for-18 from the field and added five rebounds and four assists. Boston also received 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists from Kristaps Porzingis.
Pascal Siakam tossed in a team-high 17 points and was one of five Raptors who scored in double figures. Siakam also had seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Dennis Schroder finished with 14 points, Jakob Poeltl and Malachi Flynn each had 12 and Scottie Barnes netted 10.
Heat 117, Hawks 109
Bam Adebayo collected 26 points and 17 rebounds, and rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. added a season-high 20 points to lift visiting Miami to a victory over Atlanta.
Adebayo made 9 of 12 shots from the floor and all eight of his attempts from the free-throw line to send the Heat to their fourth straight victory. Jaquez played in place of injured Tyler Herro, who is sidelined for at least two weeks because of a Grade 2 ankle sprain. Jaquez made 8 of 17 shots from the floor and added four assists.
Miami forward Jimmy Butler sat out because of an undisclosed personal family issue. He could return Sunday against the host San Antonio Spurs. Atlanta's Trae Young collected 27 points and 11 assists, and Dejounte Murray added 23 points. Bogdan Bogdanovic finished with 15 points and joined Murray by sinking five 3-pointers.
--Field Level Media