J.J. Redick got a chance to show off against his former team, the Orlando Magic, Sunday night, but didn’t turn the world on fire, although his Milwaukee Bucks did pull off a 115-109 come-from-behind NBA victory.
Redick was relatively quiet, going 1-of-5 and 0-of-4 on 3-pointers. He wasn’t the star for the Bucks and the Magic were more than happy to showcase its top scorer, Arron Afflalo, who has been steady all season. Afflalo has been attacking the basket with authority. He had a better game, shooting 11-of-20 from the floor and 1-of-6 in threes, but also dishing out four assists and getting one steal. He wound up with 24 points. Two nights before, he was at the Oklahoma City Thunder and was 10-of-24 for 20 points.
Afflalo is still a threat offensively for the Magic although his shooting hasn’t been the best lately. He was 6-of-19 against the Los Angeles Lakers a week ago. His field goal shooting percentage is still a solid 44.5 percent. His 3-point shooting has been very poor all season at 39.9 percent.
The Magic have won only four games in February and March combined but it’s not because Afflalo isn’t producing. He has surpassed double figures in scoring for 15 straight games. But defensively, Afflalo and his teammates need to pick up their game by several notches.
Offensively, Orlando can’t complain much with Afflalo averaging 17 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists a game. In his first year with the Magic, he’s headed for his best season in the NBA in scoring and rebounding.