Victor Oladipo Return Sparks Orlando Magic to Win


Mar 25, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo (5) dunks the ball in the second half as the Orlando Magic beat the Portland Trail Blazers 95-85 at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Oladipo scored 13 points in his return as the Orlando Magic won their second straight game with a 101-85 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

The second year pro had missed the first nine games of the season due to a facial fracture and wore a mask as protection.

He was 3-of-10 from the floor but converted six of his eight free throw attempts and led the Magic with a +22 +/-.

Tobias Harris had his third double-double of the season as he had 26 points and 10 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and nine boards. Evan Fournier scored 15.

Orlando outscored Milwaukee 49-36 in the second half and got to the free throw line 27 times. The Magic shot just shy of 44 per cent from the floor and out rebounded the Bucks 45-38.

Tied at 55-55 with 8:40 left in the third, the Magic went on a quick 9-2 run and never looked back and took an 80-68 lead into the fourth.

Orlando are in action again Saturday night when they begin a quick two-game road trip with a visit to Washington to face the Wizards, who Orlando lost to in their home opener on Oct.30.