April 13, 2009

NBA: Milwaukee 98, Orlando 80

Richard Jefferson scored 24 points Monday to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 98-80 victory over the Orlando Magic.

Ramon Sessions added 19 points and eight rebounds and Joe Alexander scored 18 for the Bucks.

Courtney Lee scored 17 points for the Magic, who have lost three straight games for the first time this season. Tony Battie added 13 points for Orlando, which will enter the playoffs as the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Magic played without forward Hedo Turkoglu and center Dwight Howard. Turkoglu sprained his left ankle Saturday and Howard was given the night off.