Take that, coaches.

Arron Afflalo responded to his All-Star Game snub in the most constructive way possible: by playing superbly Friday night.

Afflalo led the Orlando Magic to a 113-102 win over the hapless Milwaukee Bucks at Amway Center.

He scored a game-high 21 points and gathered five rebounds even though he sat out the entire fourth quarter because the game was already in hand.

"There's certain feelings you get at points in your life, whether it's a motivating factor or something that you look forward to that didn't happen," Afflalo said afterward. "But, for me, it's given me a new level of passion, a new level of hunger, because sometimes the NBA season's so long. If you're losing games, you sometimes get into this auto-pilot type of mode. But I've got an extreme fire burning overall."

It showed.

Afflalo scored 14 points in the first quarter, and he displayed his typical efficiency, making seven of his 13 shots from the field and six of his seven free-throw attempts.

"I thought he was ready to go from the beginning of the game, and that's not to say that usually he isn't," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. "But he really wanted to play tonight, it seemed, and he just had a steely want in his eyes, I guess, to go out and play extremely well."

What the Magic accomplished would've been impressive if they had done it against any one of 28 teams in the NBA. But the victory came against the atrocious Bucks, the team with the NBA's worst record. A win over the Bucks — any win over the Bucks — should be taken in context.

The Bucks now own an 8-38 record, while the Magic, the holders of the league's second-worst record, improved to 13-35.