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Magic Hold Slim 61-60 Lead Over Bucks At Halftime

The Orlando Magic hold a slim 61-60 lead over the Milwaukee Bucks at halftime in a tightly contested game at the Amway Center in Orlando.

Dwight Howard is pacing the Magic with 14 points and 6 rebounds, making 6 of his 7 attempts from the field. Orlando has also received solid contributions from Ryan Anderson and Jason Richardson, who have each chipped in with 12 first half points. The Magic made 50% of their 3 point attempts during the first half (8-16), and will look to keep up that pace in the second half.

The Bucks received 15 points from their leading scorer Brandon Jennings while Ersan Ilyasova has added 10 points. Orlando dominated the first quarter, leading 36-21 after the first twelve minutes. The Bucks rebounded in the second quarter to get back in it behind Jennings and the bench production of Mike Dunleavy and Larry Sanders. Milwaukee will look to do a better job of controlling Howard in the final two quarters.

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