The Philadelphia 76ers snapped a five game losing streak last night with their 90-70 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Wells Fargo Center. The "star" of the game had to be the Sixers bench, which contributed 47 points. Thaddeus Young had 23 off the bench, while Lou Williams chipped in with 19.
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The Sixers took a 72-59 advantage into the final 12 minutes and extended it to 83-65 with 7:25 remaining on a Williams three-pointer.
Maggette's three-point play drew the Bucks within 83-73, but two foul shots by Nocioni and an Elton Brand jumper following a flagrant foul by Maggette extended the lead back to 14 with 4:30 to go.
Earl Boykins' jumper whittled the deficit to 87-79 before another Williams trifecta extended the margin to 11 with 1:38 to go and sewed up the outcome.
The Bucks grabbed a 25-20 lead after the first quarter behind eight points from Brandon Jennings. After making 10 shots from the field in the first 12 minutes, the Bucks made just 16 the rest of the way.
Philadelphia opened the second period on a 15-4 run to take a 35-29 lead with seven minutes to go in the half. A Young foul shot gave the hosts a 10-point edge with a minute remaining before two John Salmons foul shots and a layup by Luc Mba a Moute trimmed the lead to 49-43 at the break.
Young made 8-of-13 from the floor and grabbed six rebounds...Nocioni finished with 12 points while Jrue Holiday chipped in with 10 points, six boards and five assists in the win, the Sixers' eighth in the last 10 meetings with the Bucks...Philadelphia has been held below 94 points in each of its last five games...Sixers swingman Andre Iguodala missed his third straight game, and fifth of the year, due to tendinities in his right Achilles...Maggette went 10-of-11 from the line and added six rebounds...Jennings ended with 12 points while Philadelphia native Salmons contributed 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the loss.