Bucks 110, 76ers 102
Bucks 110, 76ers 102: Ersan Ilyasova erupted for 27 points and 16 rebounds as Milwaukee fended off a late charge from visiting Philadelphia.
Coming off a 27-point, 14-rebound performance in Portland three nights earlier, the Turkish power forward shot 10-for-17 from the field while connecting on a pair of 3-pointers. Brandon Jennings added 25 points while Monta Ellis finished with 18 points and 10 assists.
Evan Turner's 23 points paced the 76ers, who have just five wins in their last 21 games. Spencer Hawes had 21 points and 12 rebounds off the bench while Nick Young added 20 points in a reserve role.
Ilyasova's 14 points and seven rebounds in the first half guided the Bucks to a 55-47 lead at the break, and he stayed hot in the third quarter. He hit a pair of long 3-pointers less than two minutes apart to preserve Milwaukee's double-digit lead, and he added a layup that just beat the buzzer as the Bucks went into the fourth ahead 83-71.
The 76ers trimmed the deficit to seven with Ilyasova on the bench, but Mike Dunleavy knocked down a 3-pointer midway through the quarter to stem a Philadelphia rally. The Milwaukee defense took over from there, holding the 76ers without a point over a 3 1/2-minute span to put the game out of reach.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Jrue Holiday had nine points and 12 assists for Philadelphia, but also racked up eight of his team's 16 turnovers. ... The 76ers finished with a 46-38 rebounding advantage. ... Milwaukee turned the ball over just 15 times - eight fewer than they had in a win over the 76ers earlier in the season.