Milwaukee Bucks: 3 keys to victory on road against Orlando Magic

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Milwaukee Bucks keys to victory vs Magic: Shoot out of their 3-point slump

As the league’s best 3-point shooting team to start the season, the Bucks have not looked like themselves from beyond the arc in their last two games.

Milwaukee’s 13-point defeat to the Utah Jazz from Friday night saw them struggle from that range of the floor as they hit 31 percent of their 42 attempts for the game. They followed that up  by going 12-for-36 from three in their 100-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who so happen to be the best defense in the NBA as of this writing.

While the availability of Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, who sat out back spasms last time out, is still a question and will impact their overall defensive strategy, Orlando will certainly look to flummox Bucks shooters to a similar degree like Utah and Cleveland did.

Of course, all teams have poor shooting nights and the Bucks were always going to come back down to earth, despite the offensive additions they made that has helped them form the best offense in the league.

Now that Milwaukee has hit their first extended rough patch when shooting the ball from three, we’ll just have to see how they respond after having gone through some subpar shooting performances to close out their homestand.

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You can catch the Bucks’ first meeting with the Magic when Monday night’s game tips off at 6:30 p.m. central time on Fox Sports Wisconsin or via NBA League Pass for those living out of the area.