Milwaukee rallies past 76ers

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Sixers forward Thad Young

Sixers forward Thad Young

April 3 Wilmington News Journal:

“Brandon Jennings scored nine of his 13 points in overtime and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-87 on Saturday night.

Jennings redeemed himself after missing a 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer that would’ve won it, helping keep the Bucks very faint playoff hopes alive and snapping Philadelphia’s three-game winning streak.

Milwaukee is 31¼2 games behind Indiana for eighth place in the Eastern Conference with six games left.

The Sixers hoped to start building some momentum after clinching their spot in the playoffs Friday, but took an early double-digit lead and then came out flat in the second half despite 20 points and 12 rebounds from Elton Brand.

John Salmons scored 19 points for the Bucks and Drew Gooden had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Milwaukee had lost three of four and trailed by 12 in the first half, but Keyon Dooling and Salmons hit consecutive 3s and Salmons followed a few minutes later with a jumper that made it 76-69 midway through the fourth.

Philadelphia answered, and Brand’s 11-footer off an assist from Jrue Holiday tied it at 79 with 1:42 to play. Holiday threw the ball away in the final seconds, giving Milwaukee a final chance, but Jennings’ 3-pointer bounced harmlessly off the front rim to send the game to overtime.

From there, Jennings took over.

Holiday finished with 15 points and 10 assists. Reserve Thaddeus Young scored 14 points, while Jodie Meeks had 13 points, and Spencer Hawes chipped in 12 for the Sixers.”

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