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Jennings missed a 3 on the Bucks‘ next trip and a rebound by the Magic helped seal it.

“We had our chances,” Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. “As poorly as we played, our defense hung in there and gave us a chance to win. We just couldn’t take advantage of it.”

Van Gundy gave his team the day off Monday and also canceled its usual gameday shootaround. The rest seemed to help early as Orlando jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the opening five minutes and led 42-33 at the break.

As impressive as the opening spurt was, neither team was particularly impressive in the first half offensively.

Milwaukee shot just 32 percent from the floor with eight turnovers. Orlando shot 55 percent (11 for 20) in the first quarter, but just 2 for 14 in the second. The Magic had 11 turnovers of their own, but were able to keep the lead at the free-throw line, connecting on 14 of their 20 attempts.

The Bucks missed their first eight shots of the game, prompting Skiles to call a timeout with 6:40 left. He benched his entire starting five the rest of the period and for the start of the second quarter.

Milwaukee didn’t get its first basket until Gooden scored with 6:31 to play in the first via a goaltending call on Howard.

“The bench did a (heck) of a job getting us back in the game,” Bogut said. “We shoot 30 percent and we’re still in it. … We just couldn’t score ourselves.”

NOTES: Van Gundy was whistled for his ninth technical foul of the season with 2:48 remaining in the second quarter. It tied him with Portland’s Nate McMillan for the league lead among coaches. … Magic G J.J. Redick sat out his 13th straight game with a lower abdominal strain. Van Gundy said they expect to know more about his prognosis on Thursday or Friday.