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UPSET ALERT: Magic repeat history with another shocking win in Game 1 vs. Bucks

Orlando blew out the top seed in the NBA to open the first round. We recap the fantasy basketball performances and go over the betting lines.

James Ennis III of the Orlando Magic shoots against Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks in the second half during Game One in the first round of the NBA playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 18, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images

FINAL: Magic 122, Bucks 110 — We should have all seen this coming right? The Magic did it again. Orlando pulled off a massive upset in Game 1 of their first round series against the Bucks on Tuesday. We all remember last year when the Magic upset the eventual champion Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the first round 104-101.

This upset was much more monumental. The Magic dominated the favorite to come out of the East. The Bucks made it close early in the second half and once the Magic pulled away again, they never led by less than seven points.

The big story all game long was Vucevic, who finished with 35 points and 13 rebounds. At $8,700, he’s looking like a huge leverage play on the slate with 59.25 DKFP. Giannis ($10,500) had a typical Giannis performance with 31 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists for 65.25 DKFP. Nobody else on the Bucks eclipsed 30.5 fantasy points.

We had a handful of solid values for Orlando with Augustin being the best play at $3,600. He had a double-double with 11 points and 11 dimes for 36.25 DKFP. James Ennis ($3,100) was solid with 11 points and 8 boards for 31 DKFP. Really, almost everyone other than Evan Fournier hit the flames on DK for the Magic.

UPDATE: Magic are up 112-102 with under 4:00 to go in this one. The splits weren’t as eye-opening as you would have thought on DraftKings Sportsbook. About 82 percent of the handle was on the Bucks on the 13-point spread and 88 percent was on the Bucks moneyline. The over is looking good, so that trend is going to continue overall for the league. A lot of bettors believed that the spread was too high and it’s paying off big; 37 percent of the bets were on Orlando at +13.

UPDATE: Right when you think the Magic are going to lose grip on the lead, they come right back at the Bucks. Milwaukee looks lost on defense. D.J. Augustin just hit a 3-pointer to make it 104-93 and time is running out for any type of Bucks comeback. Giannis and Vucevic should get back into the game after this break.

UPDATE: Giannis has four fouls and we’re almost mid-way through the fourth. Antetokounmpo should check back in soon, but we’ll see if the Magic counter with Vuce and try and get Giannis out of the game. The Bucks have cut into the lead and are gaining some steam. The Magic need to keep the offense afloat, but they can’t live and die by Gary Clark 3-pointers much longer.

We thought that game when the Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Brooklyn Nets’ G-League team was a fluke. Apparently, it wasn’t. The Bucks are on high upset alert in the second half vs. the Orlando Magic in Game 1 of their first-round series in the NBA bubble on Tuesday. Milwaukee made a run to cut it even in the third quarter, but have since let the Magic pull ahead again. Now, after begin 14-point underdogs heading into the game, Orlando is looking good to pull off the upset.

Giannis Antetokounmpo needs some help. Eric Bledsoe has been OK, but Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton have been invisible so far in this game. The Bucks trail the Magic 92-79 heading into the fourth quarter. There’s almost no way Milwaukee covers that spread at this point. Even the live lines went down to as little as 4.5 points for the Bucks. Who knows if they even cover that!

Giannis ($10,500) is returning some value with 28-13-5 through three quarters. Plus, there’s no way Giannis doesn’t play the majority of the fourth down by 13. Milwaukee needs to go on a big run to start the quarter to have any hopes of winning. Nikola Vucevic has been a problem with Aaron Gordon out. Vuce ($8,700) has 30 points and 11 rebounds, stretching the floor a ton for Orlando.