NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Philadelphia
(Wednesday, December 7th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 88, Philadelphia 85
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Michael Redd poured in a game-high 24 points, including six in the final 2:04, as the Milwaukee Bucks scored the final 10 points, on the way to an 88-85 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Rookie Andrew Bogut had the go-ahead basket with 10.7 seconds left, Maurice Williams contributed 16 points and Jamaal Magloire added seven points and 14 rebounds for the Bucks, who have beaten the Sixers in all three meetings this season. That includes a 117-108 overtime triumph on November 1 in the season opener at the Wachovia Center when Redd finished with 30 points, including a three-pointer with 1.6 seconds left to force the extra period.
T.J. Ford added 12 points and Bogut tallied six points, eight rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee, which has won four of its last five games.
Allen Iverson scored 23 points for the Sixers, who have dropped a season-high four in a row. Samuel Dalembert added 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Chris Webber scored 11, but missed the potential tying three-pointer at the buzzer.
Iverson's layup with 3:37 left boosted the Sixers to an 83-78 lead, but that would be Philadelphia's final field goal. A pair of free throws from Andre Iguodala with 2:56 left made it a seven-point contest, but Redd then took over.
Two foul shots from Redd and a reverse layup pulled the Bucks within 85-82. Williams was then given three foul shots after he was hacked by John Salmons, although replays showed Williams' foot was on the three-point line. Williams made the first two attempts with 23.8 seconds left, but missed the last one. However, Dalembert lost the ball out of bounds.
"As good shooters, you know people are going to fly at you I thought it was a good read," Bucks head coach Terry Stotts said of Williams. "I don't know how much time was on the clock when he did it, but he was patient enough to make that play."
Williams then missed a jumper, but Dalembert failed at two free throw attempts with 19.5 seconds left.
Ford then missed a driving layup, but Bogut scored on the put-back. Iverson missed a jumper at the other end and Redd made two foul shots with 3.7 seconds remaining.
Webber got a look at a three-pointer, but Redd defended him well and the shot clanked off the rim.
"Mo got fortunate on the three-point play at the end. Bobby made a big three and Andrew had a big tip-in off of T.J. so everybody contributes," Redd said. "Philadelphia, to their credit made a game of it and probably should've won it. We think we stole that one."
Iguodala, Salmons and Shavlik Randolph each had 10 points for the Sixers, who shot 42.5 percent from the field, but were just 2-of-14 from three-point range.
The Sixers held a 19-18 lead after one quarter, but trailed 54-39 at the half. The Bucks scored 10 in a row to move to a 32-24 lead and extended the margin to 48-30 later in the second.
Philadelphia came right back, outscoring the Bucks 32-11 in the third. That included a 15-2 spurt, which put the Sixers in front 69-64.
"This one was worse than any this year. It was worse than any game I can remember," Iverson said. "It was even worse than the game we lost in New York, when they won at the buzzer. It was the way we lost this one that hurts so badly."
The 36 points in the second quarter for the Bucks was a season-high for that stanza, and they also had a season-low for any period with 11 in the third...The 34 points in the final two periods were a low for any half this season...The Bucks (10-7) didn't win their 10th game last season until January 5 and didn't post their fifth road win (5-4) until January 23...Milwaukee is 8-1 versus the Eastern Conference...Webber missed his first nine shots and finished 4-of-15.
12/07 23:09:21 ET