Bucks hang-on to down 76ers 91-88Wisconsin Sports
- The Milwaukee Bucks almost blew a 10-point lead with under five minutes to play last night, but they hung on to beat Philadelphia at home, 91-to-88.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks almost blew a 10-point lead with under five minutes to play last night, but they hung on to beat Philadelphia at home, 91-to-88.
The game was tied when Brandon Jennings hit a 12-footer with 22-point-three seconds left. Luke Ridnour missed one of his two free throws with three-point-one seconds to go. Andre Igoudala had a chance to send the game into overtime for Philly, but he missed an open three-pointer at the buzzer.
Brandon Jennings scored 18 points, after he was held scoreless for the first 21 minutes. He shared the Bucks’ scoring honors with Charlie Bell. Elton Brand had a season-high 26 points with 10 rebounds for Philadelphia, which lost for the first time in seven games against Milwaukee. The 76’ers out-shot the Bucks 46-to-43 percent.
Milwaukee won its fifth straight home game, but it did not gain any ground in the playoff race. The Bucks are still three games behind both Chicago and Charlotte for the eighth-and-final post-season spot in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks are 19-and-25 overall, and will host Miami on Saturday.