The Magic were cruising to a victory. For the majority of the game, they did everything right. They responded to runs and found a way to extend their lead back to double digits after giving up some quick points. Orlando was not able to put Milwaukee away. But the Magic were not able to run away.
When Monta Ellis decided to chase coming down the back stretch, the Magic, despite going and clicking on just about every cylinder, were unable to keep up.
Ellis just decimated a confident Magic team that had a win in their sights and left their heads spinning, wondering what happened? The avalanche that was Monta Ellis in the fourth quarter derailed an otherwise great game for the struggling Magic.
Ellis scored 25 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter, leading Milwaukee to a 45-point fourth quarter and a 115-109 win at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Sunday afternoon. Orlando is likely still trying to figure out what happened with the team holding a 12-point lead when Ellis really let his run get going and seeing a lead slip away in a quarter in which the team still scored 28 points.
It was hard to figure out what more the Magic could do to ge tthe win Sunday night.
The Bucks were making shots. Rather, it was Ellis making shots. The defense could not adjust because many of those shots from Ellis were contested. He scores and when he gets on a role, these kind of nights can happen.
Ellis got himself going and the Magic's interior defense seemed to break down a bit as they tried to adjust. Ellis and Jennings were able to get in the paint with renewed confidence and they found bigs like Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders for easy baskets or for fouls.
Orlando had seven turnovers entering the final quarter and ended up with 13 for the game. This gave the Bucks more opportunity.no comments