NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Philadelphia
(Tuesday, January 8th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 87, Philadelphia 83
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Andrew Bogut's tip-in with 25.5 ticks to play gave Milwaukee a two-possession cushion in its 87-83 victory over the slumping Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center.
Bogut collected 12 rebounds to go along with 13 points, while Mo Williams and Charlie Bell led the way with 21 points apiece. Charlie Villanueva secured 10 boards with 15 points off the bench for the Bucks, who took both games on their brief two-game road swing.
"We are starting to find some success, and if we keep on pushing you never know what can happen," said Bogut.
Milwaukee again played without leading scorer Michael Redd, who missed his third consecutive game with a deep left thigh bruise.
Andre Iguodala paced the Sixers with 21 points and Samuel Dalembert notched a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds along with three blocks. Andre Miller finished with 13 points and nine assists and Lou Williams was instant offense off the bench with 12 points on 5-of-16 shooting in Philadelphia's fourth straight loss.
"We came out and we played hard. It was tough coming off of a long road trip," said 76ers guard Willie Green. "Coming home we wanted to get a win and we had a lot of confidence. Milwaukee came in, hit shots, and came off with a win."
Dalembert was going for his fourth block late in the final quarter as Villanueva slashed into the lane and attempted a floating jumper. The man Dalembert left, Bogut, had easy inside position for a rebound, and he tipped in the miss for a 83-79 lead.
The 76ers called a timeout and Iguodala attempted a long, but open trey from the top of the circle that grazed off the front rim. Williams made two free throws for Milwaukee - he drained 8-of-9 on the contest - but Dalembert converted a layup on the other end.
Bell made 1-of-2 on the other end before Lou Williams penetrated the lane and made an acrobatic layup in the lane for an 86-83 game with 8.5 seconds left. Mo Williams drained 1-of-2 from the line to close the door on Philadelphia's potential comeback moments later.
The Bucks enjoyed a strong 10-1 close to the first quarter for a 26-17 lead. Iguodala's free throw was Philadelphia's only point in the final 3:30. Mo Williams' three-point play and Bell's buzzer-beating fadeaway capped the quarter.
Milwaukee staved off a rally in the second and led 46-36 at the half.
Philadelphia forced its way back into the contest with defense during the third quarter. A 9-0 stretch kicked off by an Iguodala jumper and capped by a Reggie Evans free throw handed the Sixers a 55-51 lead with 4:40 left in the third period.
The Bucks scored the next nine points, with Bell's long-distance jumper pushing the edge to 60-55 with 2:14 on the clock.
Milwaukee held a 64-58 lead after three quarters.
The game featured six ties and four lead changes...Philadelphia took a 114-99 win at Milwaukee on November 27...The Sixers missed all 13 of their three- point attempts...The Bucks drained 6-of-16 from beyond the arc...Williams dished out nine assists for the Bucks...Green finished with 10 points for the Sixers...Attendance 10,045.
01/09 00:12:48 ET