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. Ersan Ilyaosova, coming off a 29-point, 25-rebound effort Sunday against New Jersey, had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
It was the Bucks’ sixth straight loss at home, the first time Milwaukee has lost six straight at the Bradley Center since a seven-game slide from Feb. 5-25, 2000.
Orlando scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to take a 75-70 lead with 10 minutes remaining as Howard scored on a dunk. But the Bucks then went on a 14-4 run to grab a 84-79 lead when Jennings hit a jumper with 4:33 remaining. Jennings had six points during the run.
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 put the Bucks ahead 88-87 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 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.
NETS 100, KNICKS 92 -- All-Star Deron Williams scored a season-high 38 points, outplaying Jeremy Lin and leading visiting New Jersey over New York. Lin began his remarkable run against the Nets about two weeks ago, but Williams and the Nets were ready for him this time.
BULLS 90, HAWKS 79 -- Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his return from back pain, and host Chicago beat struggling Atlanta.
MAVERICKS 89, CELTICS 73 --Dirk Nowitzki had 26 points and moved into the top 20 on the NBA career scoring list as host Dallas beat short-handed and struggling Boston.
THUNDER 101, HORNETS 93 -- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scored 31 points apiece, and host Oklahoma City beat New Orleans for its 10th straight home win.
ROCKETS 97, GRIZZLIES 93 -- Kyle Lowry scored 24 points, Kevin Martin added 22, and Courtney Lee hit four key free throws down the stretch as host Houston held off Memphis.