NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Milwaukee
(Wednesday, November 23rd)
Final Score: Milwaukee 108, Philadelphia 97
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Michael Redd had 32 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 108-97 come-from-behind win over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Bradley Center.
Joe Smith contributed 18 points and a game-high 13 rebounds for the Bucks, whose 9-0 run early in the fourth quarter ended a two-game losing streak. Bobby Simmons netted 15 points in the win -- Milwaukee's fourth in the last 10 meetings with Philadelphia.
Allen Iverson poured in a season-high 45 points on 13-of-30 shooting for the Sixers, losers of three of their last four games. Chris Webber, Steven Hunter and John Salmons had 11 points apiece in the setback.
The Bucks had a 55-38 advantage on the boards -- a stat 76ers head coach Maurice Cheeks wasn't too happy about.
"The rebounding killed us. It killed us," Cheeks said. "It just puts us in a hole. You can't rebound, you can't win."
After Hunter's dunk tied the game at 88 apiece with less than seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Milwaukee ripped off nine straight points for a 97-88 advantage.
Redd's basket later made it 101-90 with about two minutes left and the Bucks cruised to the come-from-behind victory.
Philadelphia wasted a comfortable lead in the first quarter and was ahead by just a 23-22 score after 12 minutes of action. Iverson's three-point play and Webber's basket in succession staked the 76ers to a 49-40 lead with less than four minutes to go in the first half.
The 76ers headed to halftime with a 60-51 advantage thanks to 26 first-half points from Iverson.
Webber's jumper with 6 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter made it a 71-63 contest, but the Bucks went on a huge run for an 82-77 edge after three quarters of play.
Webber had 11 rebounds, while Hunter grabbed 10 boards...Iverson made 17-of-19 free throws and recorded the 61st 40-point game of his career (ninth all- time)...Maurice Williams had 14 points off the bench for the Bucks...Redd was 11-of-25 from the field.
11/23 23:14:18 ET