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Bucks fail to close, lose to Magic



MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 28 points and 16 rebounds, Jameer Nelson added 15 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks 93-90 Monday night.

   The win was Orlando's third over Milwaukee in 10 days and the third straight time the Magic have overcome a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Bucks.

   Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 22 points and Mike Dunleavy added 18.

   Orlando's J.J. Reddick hit a jumper from the top of the key to give Orlando an 87-86 lead with 1:38 remaining. Larry Sanders followed with a layup to give the Bucks an 88-87 lead with 1 minute to go. Howard was fouled and hit one of two free throws to tie it with 46 seconds left.

   Jennings hit a driving layup with 31.2 seconds left to put the Bucks back in front 90-88 before Ryan Anderson hit a 3-pointer with 18.1 seconds remaining to put Orlando up 91-90.

   Nelson was fouled with 10.8 seconds to go and hit both free throws for the final margin.

   (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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