NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Milwaukee
(Friday, February 24th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 116, Milwaukee 111
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Kyle Korver netted a career-high 31 points off the bench and hit four big free throws with under 12 seconds remaining in the game as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 116-111, at the Bradley Center.
Allen Iverson added 30 points and eight assists for the 76ers, who have won three of their last four games. Chris Webber contributed 19 points and nine rebounds.
"We made foul shots at the end which sealed the game for us," said 76ers head coach Maurice Cheeks. "I thought the way (Korver) shot the ball was great."
Philadelphia was without center Samuel Dalembert, who missed the game with an ankle injury. Steven Hunter filled in and scored 12 points.
Joe Smith paced the Bucks with 32 points and 10 rebounds. Bobby Simmons chipped in with 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, but it wasn't enough as Milwaukee dropped its fourth game in a row.
Michael Redd added 18 points in the loss.
"Joe had a terrific game," Milwaukee head coach Terry Stotts said. "Not only the points, the rebounds, but his effort, his approach defensively. He played really well."
The 76ers led by as many as 18 points in the game, but found themselves up by just seven at 112-105 with 1:27 remaining. Maurice Williams and Smith then connected on back-to-back layups before a Redd dunk made it a one-point game at 112-111 with 14 seconds remaining.
Out of a timeout, which saw Iverson head to the bench with a leg cramp, Korver was fouled by Redd and the sixth-man hit on both free throws.
Redd then missed a three-point attempt with five seconds to play and Korver iced the game with two more conversions from the charity strip.
"I wasn't about taking responsibility because things just came to me," said Korver. "I got a lot of free throws."
It was midway though the fourth when the Bucks put together a 12-0 run to get back in the game.
A Redd jumper started the run to make it 104-88 with 6:14 left. Smith then knocked down a pair of jumpers, T.J. Ford converted a three-point play and Redd capped the spurt with another jumper to make it 104-98 with 4:09 to play.
The teams battled through a tight first as a free throw by Andre Iguodala and a hook shot by Webber made it a 17-11 game with 6:49 left in the first. The Bucks came back though and the 76ers held just a 30-28 edge after the opening frame.
Philadelphia, however, created some distance by halftime. Ahead by just 46-45 with under five minutes remaining in the second, an Iverson jumper capped a 9-0 Sixer spurt that made it 55-45 with 2:25 left.
A Hunter layup extended Philadelphia to a 60-47 with 1:03 remaining and Iverson closed out the frame with a three-point play to send the 76ers into the break with a 64-52 lead.
The 76ers carried a 94-80 lead into the third.
Iguodala finished with 13 points and six assists...Ford had 13 points and six boards...Philadelphia shot 56.2 percent from the floor to Milwaukee's 50 percent...The Bucks lost despite owning a dominating 42-28 edge on the glass...Milwaukee turned the ball over 20 times...The Bucks lost their eight straight road game...Iverson did return to the game after having his leg attended to.
02/25 00:34:11 ET