ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 29 (Ticker) -- Zaza Pachulia is making his presence felt and the Milwaukee Bucks are reaping the benefits.

The second-year forward had nine points, 11 rebounds and six assists against his former team and Michael Redd scored 29 as the Bucks won their third straight game, a 111-105 triumph over the Orlando Magic.

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In matching its longest winning streak of the season, Milwaukee (9-16) also won the back end of games on consecutive nights for the first time in five tries this season.

Pachulia, who spent his rookie season with the Magic, keyed the balanced effort with another well-rounded game. And as the 6-11, 240-pound 20-year-old from Georgia has seen increased playing time, the Bucks have turned around their losing ways.

He logged 37 minutes in this one - making his first start of the season in place of Joe Smith- and Milwaukee improved to 6-2 in games in which he plays at least 20 minutes.

"Zaza has done it the last couple of games," Milwaukee forward Desmond Mason said. "He's been real aggressive on the defensive end of the floor and getting his hands on balls, making steals. Tonight, he really showed he's a good passer because he had some nice assists. He hustles and crashes the boards. He does all the dirty work that may not show up in the stat sheet."

"Zaza brings energy," Redd added. "He's a guy that's fearless, a hard worker and not scared of anybody. That's the one quality we love most about him. He's only 20-years-old, so he's going to be real good for us."

Pachulia admitted that playing against his former team provided a little incentive.

"Against my old team, I wanted to show myself," he said. "The important thing is, we won. I was a fan favorite here and the fans still remember me, so I wanted to show them nice basketball. I can't forget them. We had a bad season, but the relationship between me and the fans was great."

"He has been good for us," Bucks coach Terry Porter said. "He has been very active. He is a guy that really likes to bang. He is active on the boards. Offensively, he does some things that really help us."

Dan Gadzuric also had a huge game for the Bucks, scoring a season-high 15 points and tying a career mark with 14 rebounds.

Grant Hill scored 26 points and Steve Francis had 24, a season-high 12 rebounds and nine assists for Orlando (15-12), which lost for just the fourth time in 13 home games this season.

The Magic committed 23 turnovers in the contest and missed 11-of-15 3-pointers.

"The story of the game was our inability to handle the basketball," Orlando coach Johnny Davis said. "I thought we weren't as good as we should have been, but a lot of the steals Milwaukee got early were just us throwing the ball around carelessly."

"We started flat and I don't know where it is from, but it is frustrating playing catch up," Orlando guard Cuttino Mobley said. "We have to find the answer to that, and soon, because 15-12 is not this team."