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Bogut's 31 points lead Bucks past short-handed Magic 96-85

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Andrew Bogut scored a season-high 31 points and had 18 rebounds in his return from a back injury and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the depleted Orlando Magic 96-85 on Saturday night.

Vince Carter scored 20 points and Quentin Richardson added 16 for Orlando, down to eight active players because of illness and injury. Starters Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson missed the game for the Magic, which had its winning streak snapped at six.

After missing five games because of a sore back, Bogut looked fresh and healthy against Orlando until missing 9 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter. He scored on a hook shot on the Bucks' first possession of the game and topped his previous season high of 21 when he scored on a dunk from Brandon Jennings that made it 65-52 with 3:49 left in the third quarter.

Jennings had 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and John Salmons added 16 points for Milwaukee, which never trailed in the game but let Orlando stay close by missing 13 of its first 18 free throws in the fourth quarter.

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