The only aspect that averted total disaster for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday was the shining performance of rookie big man John Henson.

Larry Sanders went down with a back injury in the first half, and the Bucks needed Henson to come through against the Orlando Magic.

It was hardly Henson's fault that the Bucks fell short in a 113-103 overtime loss to the rebuilding Magic.

The Bucks' first-round draft pick in 2012 grabbed a career-best 25 rebounds, the top rebound total for any Milwaukee player this season. He added 17 points and a career-high seven blocks while playing 41 minutes.

It was even more remarkable because of Henson's lack of playing time recently. The last time he played 20 or more minutes in a game was March 22 in a blowout loss to the Indiana Pacers.

When the Bucks appointed Jim Boylan as interim coach in early January, one of the first things he did was install Henson as the backup power forward.

But eventually the 6-foot-11 Henson fell out of the rotation again as he had under former Bucks coach Scott Skiles.

"John was great," Boylan said. "I had a conversation with John a couple weeks ago about keeping himself ready, and you never know from day to day how things can change.

"If you're not ready when that moment comes, it's an opportunity lost. He's been working hard and trying to keep himself physically and mentally in the games.

"He had an opportunity tonight (Wednesday) and obviously he took advantage of it."

Another Bucks draft choice also had a great night, but he was playing for the other team.

Tobias Harris, the 19th overall pick in the 2011 draft, was traded by the Bucks to Orlando in February in the deal that brought J.J. Redick to Milwaukee.

Harris finished with 30 points and 19 rebounds and drilled a game-tying three-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in regulation. And he capped the Magic victory with a pulsating dunk in the final seconds of overtime, drawing the ire of the Bucks, already down by eight points.

Harris insisted later he meant no harm by the dunk and was showing some youthful exuberance. He also took notice of the performance by Henson, his former workout mate.

"I know he can produce if given the opportunity," Harris said. "He got out there and just played his game.