NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Philadelphia|
(Wednesday, March 27th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 100, Milwaukee 92
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Spencer Hawes scored 15 points and grabbed
a career-high 17 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers ended a three-game losing
skid versus Milwaukee to down the Bucks, 100-92, on Wednesday at Wells Fargo
Damien Wilkins and Jrue Holiday netted 18 points apiece for the 76ers, who
have won two of their last three. Thaddeus Young donated 14 points and seven
boards and Dorell Wright had 14 points in the victory, the Sixers' third
consecutive at home.
"It's a great feeling," Young said. "We were locked in and communicating.
We're focused on winning."
Monta Ellis scored a game-high 29 points to go along with seven assists for
the Bucks, who have lost four straight and seven of their last nine. Larry
Sanders scored 15 points and pulled down nine rebounds, while Ersan Ilyasova
chipped in 13 points and had 18 boards in defeat.
Wright caught fire around the start of the fourth, scoring eight Philadelphia
points, including consecutive triples, during a 18-2 run as Turner capped the
action with his own 3-pointer to make it 98-87 with 5:09 to play.
Ilyasova then scored two quick baskets to cut Milwaukee's deficit to seven
with just over four minutes to play, but both teams hit a sudden cold streak
down the stretch.
Ellis hit one free throw with 53 seconds remaining to make it a six-point
contest, but missed his second. Milwaukee got the rebound and Illyasova had a
solid look from behind he arc, but his shot missed and he then forced a bad
pass which led to a fast break for Wilkins, who slammed the ball home to
secure the victory.
The Bucks only made 6-of-19 attempts from the floor in the final period and
managed 14 total points.
"You can point to a lot of things, " Milwaukee forward Mike Dunleavy said.
"We've got to bounce back and get a win."
Philadelphia led after one quarter, 27-20 and held its lead into the second,
opening with a 16-7 spurt to take a 43-27 lead with seven minutes to play
The visitors, though, ended the second quarter on a 21-9 swing to cut their
deficit to 54-48 at the break.
The Sixers turned a six-point halftime lead into a 12-point edge early in the
third quarter before Sanders kicked off a 26-12 flurry with back-to-back slams
as the Bucks took a 78-76 advantage into the fourth.
Philadelphia improved to 21-17 at home this season, while Milwaukee fell to
16-19 on the road ... The Sixers had scored 100 points or more only two times
in the previous 14 meetings before tonight's victory ... The Bucks were
searching for a season sweep of the 76ers for just the second time in
franchise history. Milwaukee won all four over Philadelphia in the 1973-74
season ... Ellis has scored at least 20 points in 14 of the last 16 games ...
Milwaukee shot 6-of-24 from 3-point range.
03/27 23:42:53 ET