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-- The Milwaukee Bucks ended a three-game losing streak with a 97-93 home win over Philadelphia last night.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks ended a three-game losing streak with a 97-93 home win over Philadelphia last night.
Beno Udrih hit a jump shot with just under a minute left to put the Bucks in front for good. The 76ers were up by eight in the third quarter before Milwaukee took the lead with a 15-4 run. The Sixers came back and tied the game with 1:11 to go – and Udrih’s 15-foot jumper with 58-point-two seconds left gave the Bucks the win.
Brandon Jennings scored 33 points. Drew Gooden had 25 points and 10 rebounds, as Milwaukee won only its fifth game in its last 17. Coach Scott Skiles said the Bucks stepped up their defense in the second half, when Philly only hit 13-of-49 shots from the floor. Lou Williams scored 26 off the bench for the Sixers, who’ve dropped eight-of-their-last-10.
One of the loudest moments came in the fourth quarter, when Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers stood from his courtside seat and gave his trademark “title belt” touchdown celebration. It was shown on the video boards. Just after halftime, the crowd chanted “MVP” at Rodgers as he walked back to his seat. The new “Miss America” from Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler, sang the national anthem. The Bucks gained a little ground in the playoff race. They’re now three-and-a-half games behind New York for the final spot in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee will host Chicago tomorrow night.