Bucks erase 17 game losing streak in Orlando, 115-100

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jerryd Bayless scored 19 points, Jared Dudley and Khris Middleton had 17 apiece and the Milwaukee Bucks ended a 17-game losing streak in Orlando with a 115-100 victory on Thursday night.

The Bucks-who had lost 17 games in a row in Orlando since 2004-never trailed and placed seven players in double figures, including all five starters.   Brandon Knight, who was not chosen as an All-Star reserve, had 16 points and eight assists.  O.J. Mayo scored 13 points and John Henson had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The Magic have lost seven straight and 13 of their last 15 games. Victor Oladipo led Orlando with 21 points. Nik Vucevic added 17 points and 14 rebounds.

The Bucks led 59-44 halftime and then blew open the game in the third period.

Vucevic scored 11 in the first 5 minutes of the period to cut Orlando’s deficit to 72-60. Milwaukee responded with a 24-5 run as Knight had 14 points in the quarter, including nine straight during the game-deciding run.