The Bucks limited Dwight Howard to 11 points and 14 rebounds, but had no defense for Richardson, who unleashed a barrage of 3-pointers in the second half that helped Orlando erase a 10-point fourth quarter deficit and pull ahead. His ninth 3, and eighth out of nine attempts in the second half, gave Orlando a 94-88 lead with 2:07 to go. Richardson finished 9 for 11 from 3-point range.
Turkish forward Hedo Turkoğlu had 19 points, five rebounds and six assists for Orlando, which beat the Bucks for the 11th time in 13 games.
The Bucks never got closer than three the rest of the way. Drew Gooden scored 21 points and Turkish small forward Ersan İlyasova added 17, with 16 rebounds and two assists for the Bucks.
Beno Udrih came off the bench and had six points during a 13-0 run midway through the fourth quarter for Milwaukee. Gooden added two open jumpers, including one that went not only way above Howard, but also the shot clock on the backboard, before swishing through the net.
Udrih’s 14-foot jumper gave Milwaukee its biggest lead at 88-78 with 5:45 left. But that was it for Milwaukee.
Howard came in averaging 20.9 points and an NBA-leading 15.4 rebounds, but was stymied by Gooden’s defense.
Brandon Jennings, had 24 points and eight assists in the Bucks’ 113-112 overtime win at Cleveland on Friday, a night after not being named a reserve for the All-Star game. He finished with seven points, five assists and five rebounds against the Magic.
In other NBA games on Saturday it was: LA Clippers 111, Charlotte 86; Denver 113, Indiana 109; Philadelphia 99, Cleveland 84; New York 100, Minnesota 98; San Antonio 103, New Jersey 89; Dallas 97, Portland 94, 2OT; and Phoenix 98, Sacramento 84.