Just like Saturday, the Milwaukee Bucks found themselves in a big hole in the first half. Just like Saturday, they refused to quit in the second half.

Unlike Saturday, the Bucks did enough to win, fighting back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic, 105-98, on Monday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Milwaukee's Brandon Knight led all scorers with 24 points while Khris Middleton chipped in 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Seven players scored in double figures for Orlando, led by Maurice Harkless' 14.

With the Bucks trailing, 71-68, at the start of the fourth quarter, Knight single-handedly turned the momentum for good. He started the quarter on a 9-0 run by himself, hitting a pair of free throws, adding a layup, tomahawking a transition dunk and swishing a 24-footer to elicit a timeout from Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn.

The Bucks never trailed again and led by as many as 14 on their way to the win — just their fourth of the season in 43 games that they have trailed at the half.

"I just wanted to come out and be aggressive, come out and be strong and attack the basket," Knight said. "I know I missed a lot of easy ones early, but my teammates put me in a great position to attack the basket."

Milwaukee's slow start on Monday had more to do with matchup problems than anything else, according to coach Larry Drew. One of the problem matchups was former Bucks player Tobias Harris, who scored 11 points in 1:53 spanning from the end of the first quarter to the start of the second. Most of those points came with Jeff Adrien guarding him.

"In the first half, we tried to go a little bit bigger with Jeff in there, and in all honesty, that wasn't fair to Jeff to put him against a guy who is a little bit more accustomed to playing the perimeter," Drew said.

After that stretch, Drew pulled Adrien for the rest of the game and went with a smaller, quicker lineup. Harris didn't score again and the Bucks began to chip away at the deficit.