ORLANDO, Fla. — A little redemption for the Orlando Magic was a big blow to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jonathon Simmons scored a career-high 35 points, D.J. Augustin added 32 and the Magic bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to beat the Bucks 126-117 on Wednesday night.

Nikola Vucevic had 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Magic, who were routed 108-72 Tuesday night in San Antonio, their fifth straight loss.

“We were able to bounce back with some enthusiasm,” Simmons said.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 38 points for Milwaukee, which has lost seven of 10 while battling for playoff positioning.

Coach Joe Prunty, who described the Bucks’ effort as “horrible,” didn’t see much energy from his team on the defensive side of the floor.

“You don’t have to look too far to see that they had three guys dominate the game for them offensively,” Prunty said. “They hit every shot in our face. You can’t give guys their shot. You have to get out, contest it, make them work to get their shots.”

Simmons was 7 of 12 from 3-point range, Augustin hit 6 of 9, and the Magic set a franchise record at home with 18 3s in 34 attempts.

“(Tuesday night) was a tough game for us, but it happens to the best of us,” Augustin said. “We put it behind us, went out there and shared the ball, helped each other out on defense and played with a lot more energy.”

Augustin and Simmons combined for 20 points as the Magic closed out the first quarter on a 27-7 run to take a 16-point lead.

Milwaukee (36-32) erased most of it quickly in the second quarter, but did not regain the lead until Eric Bledsoe converted a turnover into a layup with 4:50 left in the third quarter.

Orlando (21-48) scored the final 14 points of that period to take 91-80 lead into the fourth.

The Bucks never got within five in the fourth quarter.

“I think we’ve done a pretty good job of winning games we’re supposed to win this year,” Bucks center John Henson said. “But we needed this win tonight for the playoff race, and didn’t get it.”

NOTES

HAWKS: Atlanta signed guard Antonius Cleveland to a multiyear contract.

Cleveland was signed to two consecutive 10-day contracts before earning the new deal.

Atlanta will need the backcourt depth after losing guard Kent Bazemore for the remainder of the season with a bone bruise in his right knee. Bazemore suffered the injury on Sunday against Chicago. ► Cleveland (6-6, 195) played in 13 games with Dallas while on a two-way contract before he was waived on Dec. 19. He signed his first 10-day contract with Atlanta on Feb.22. ◄

CLIPPERS: Los Angeles signed guard Sean Kilpatrick to a second 10-day contract.

He has played 15 minutes in two of the last four games since joining the team.

WARRIORS: While Stephen Curry is nursing a tweaked right ankle, Klay Thompson has a fractured right thumb. The team will reevaluate Thompson on March 22, while Curry will be reevaluated on March 20.

Thompson sustained the injury during Sunday’s loss in Minnesota.