Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 121-99 win over Orlando Magic

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday, Orlando Magic: Aaron Gordon
Jan 11, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /

Takeaway No. 2 – Bucks flip the switch in the fourth quarter

Through three quarters, this was a tight matchup with the Bucks leading the Magic 86-82. Orlando was going toe-to-toe with Milwaukee, and it seemed like this game would go down to the wire heading into the fourth quarter of action. However, it was the complete opposite as the Bucks dominated in the final 12 minutes and never looked back.

Milwaukee came out with a newfound sense of life, having outscored Orlando 35-17 in the final period to seal their 22-point victory. The Bucks certainly know how to keep fans on the edge of their seats, but it was relieving to see them come together as a unit and secure this victory when they had slipped in their control of the contest.

Part of what propelled Milwaukee’s big fourth-quarter run was how they limited Orlando’s frontcourt, who had been fantastic to that point.

Heading into the final period, Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon had a combined 43 points and they got everything they wanted offensively against the Bucks. However, in the final period, the Bucks did their part to limit these two, and it worked. The two scored a combined six points on 3-of-8 shooting in the final period while they logged four turnovers.

It was nerve-inducing for the first three quarters, but the Bucks made sure to flip the switch when it mattered most to pull away in the fourth quarter.