- Arron Afflalo is turning heads with his All-Star caliber production.
- Afflalo scored 29 of his career-high 36 points in the second half to help the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks by the score of 94-91.
- Afflalo gets an A for his performance against the Bucks. Make that two As.
- Check out an ugly Orlando Magic sleeved jerseys.
- ESPN Stats & Information: “Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo had a career-high 36 points, eight rebounds, six assists and eight 3-pointers. No player had hit that combination of benchmarks in a game since Jason Kidd against the Rockets on April 11, 1995 (the end of his first NBA season).”
- As the Magic continue their rebuilding process, Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com takes a look at how NBA teams successfully rebuild.
- In case you haven’t noticed, Afflalo has gotten better as a player.
- Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: “Afflalo wanted to be able to play a full 48 minutes without feeling tired, and his offseason conditioning has helped him do that. According to SportVU player tracking technology, which the NBA is using, Afflalo had traveled 23.0 miles during games this season — the sixth-highest figure in the league through Wednesday.”
- Solomon Jones will try to avoid knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
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6-10 FG | 5-6 FT | 11 REB | 3 AST | 17 PTS | +2
Vucevic made two big plays. First, he came up with a huge block on O.J. Mayo with 1:09 remaining and the Magic clinging to a 92-89 lead. Then a few possessions later, Vucevic threw down an uncontested dunk that made it 94-91 with 9.2 seconds left — the Bucks failed to tie the game with a 3-pointer with no timeouts.
4-14 FG | 1-2 3P | 2 REB | 2 AST | 6 PTS | +10
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. How does that axiom apply to Oladipo? He shot 2-for-9 (22.2 percent) at the rim against the Bucks. Time and again, he attacked the basket. Time and again, he couldn’t convert. Oladipo really struggled, in particular, trying to finish through John Henson’s pterodactyl arms.
11-15 FG | 8-11 3P | 8 REB | 6 AST | 36 PTS | +4
Twice this season, Afflalo has flirted with setting a new career-high in points. Tonight, the flirting reached critical mass, as Afflalo set a new career-high in points and 3-point field goals made. He seemingly couldn’t miss in the second half, and you couldn’t help but wonder what the Milwaukee players were thinking as they continuously helped off of him on defense.
5-11 FG | 0-4 FT | 3 BLK | 9 REB | 10 PTS | +6
It’s hard to choose the play of the night for Harkless, who had a number of action-packed sequences against the Bucks. Was it his monstrous weak-side block on Khris Middleton’s layup attempt? Or his spin move and dunk off the dribble? Or his steal and dunk to beat the buzzer at the end of the second quarter? There’s no wrong answer.
Milwaukee was without Carlos Delfino, Ersan Ilyasova, Zaza Pachulia, Luke Ridnour, and Larry Sanders against Orlando. And to make matters worse, Caron Butler left the game late in the fourth quarter with a left shoulder injury. Yet the Bucks, playing on the second night of a back-to-back, almost escaped with a victory despite dressing only eight players. A valiant effort from a shorthanded squad.
- Teams: Milwaukee Bucks at Orlando Magic
- Date: November 13, 2013
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Television: Fox Sports Florida
- Arena: Amway Center
- Bucks: 2-4
- Magic: 3-5
- Nate Wolters
- O.J. Mayo
- Caron Butler
- Khris Middleton
- Ekpe Udoh
- Jameer Nelson
- Arron Afflalo
- Maurice Harkless
- Jason Maxiell
- Nikola Vuvevic
- Pace: 92.6 (22nd of 30)
- Offensive Rating: 101.7 (22nd of 30)
- Defensive Rating: 107.6 (25th of 30)
- Pace: 97.2 (9th of 30)
- Offensive Rating: 102.2 (19th of 30)
- Defensive Rating: 101.3 (7th of 30)