Magic dominant at times, beat Bucks in home finale, 107-98
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Ersan Ilyasova scored 22 points and Mario Hezonja added 19 to help the Orlando Magic defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 107-98 in their home finale Monday night.
The victory allowed the Magic to close out the regular season strong at home where they won five of their final six games, including two straight to finish the year 23-18 at the Amway Center. Orlando concludes its season at Charlotte on Wednesday.
The Magic, playing without three starters, were dominant at times with Ilyasova leading the way in place of injured Aaron Gordon.
Center Dewayne Dedmon also gave a big effort in place of injured Nikola Vucevic, scoring 17 points and grabbing eight rebounds while at times outplaying Milwaukee center Greg Monroe.
Monroe led five Bucks players in double figures with 23 points.