Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Brandon Jennings poured in a season-high
33 points as the Milwaukee Bucks topped the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-96,
on Monday at Wells Fargo Center.
Jennings added eight assists and five rebounds, while Monta Ellis finished
with 18 points, seven assists and five boards for the Bucks, who improved to
3-0 on the road this season. Mike Dunleavy contributed 13 points and five
boards in the victory.
"Our pick-and-roll game was really working tonight," Jennings said. "Me and
Monta were able to get into our flow a little bit quicker tonight. We were
just taking what the defense gave us."
Jrue Holiday paced the Sixers with 25 points and six assists, but turned the
ball over eight times, while Jason Richardson returned to the lineup after
missing four games with an ankle sprain and dropped 20 points.
Dorell Wright donated 14 points and Thaddeus Young added 11 points and seven
rebounds in the setback.
"We did some good things but Jennings was just fabulous tonight," Sixers coach
Doug Collins said. "We weren't able to overcome out mistakes. We just couldn't
finish it out."
Milwaukee got off to an incredibly hot start, sinking its first eight shots
from the floor en route to a 17-10 lead with 7:14 left in the quarter.
The Sixers answered with an 8-2 spurt to cut the deficit to 19-18, but the
Bucks fired back with the next seven straight, building the lead back to
26-18, with 3:29 on the clock.
A jumper by Larry Sanders gave the Bucks a 10-point margin and they led by
eight after one quarter.
Wright capped a 19-9 Philadelphia run with a 3-pointer to give the Sixers a
45-43 lead with 5:02 to play in the first half.
The game went back and forth for the next few minutes before the Bucks closed
the half with a 14-2 run to lead 62-50.
A technical free throw by Jennings gave the Bucks their largest lead of the
game, 75-59, but the Sixers fought back to tie the game at 83 with a 24-8 run
to close the stanza.
Jennings drained a deep three early in the fourth quarter to give Milwaukee a
92-89 lead, and the Bucks put the game away with a 9-4 push, capped by a
back-breaking Dunleavy trey with 2:45 to play.
Milwaukee won in Philadelphia for the first time since April 10, 2010 ... The
Sixers had a three-game winning streak snapped ... Earlier on Monday, the
Sixers announced that center Andrew Bynum would be unlikely to see game action
until January due to a bone bruise in his right knee ... Philadelphia shot
just 4-of-21 from the field in the fourth quarter ... The Bucks dominated in
the paint, outscoring the Sixers, 42-24 ... Milwaukee ruled the glass,
outrebounding Philadelphia, 48-31.
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