The Milwaukee Bucks took to the court for Game 1 of their NBA Playoff series against the Orlando Magic as massive 12.5-point favorites.
This made sense in that Milwaukee is favored to come home with the Eastern Conference title while the Magic entered the playoffs boasting a 33-40 record.
What we didn’t expect was a blowout win in Orlando’s favor. The Magic took Game 1 by the score of 122-10 with Nikola Vucevic scoring a game-high 35 points.
What made this even more amazing is the fact that star Magic forward Aaron Gordon was sidelined to injury. Remember, Jonathan Isaac is also lost for the season to injury.
At full strength, Orlando should not be competing with Milwaukee. Without two of their best players, this should have been a blowout loss. For the Bucks, this comes on the heels of the team being on the receiving end of one of the biggest regular-season upsets earlier in August.
It’s among the most-shocking results in recent NBA Playoff history, and it had those around the Association talking in a big way.