76ers 100, Bucks 92
Jrue Holiday and Damien Wilkins scored 18 points each to lead six players in double figures and Philadelphia sent visiting Milwaukee to its fourth consecutive defeat.
Spencer Hawes added 15 points and 17 rebounds as the 76ers rallied in the fourth quarter after blowing an 18-point lead to avoid a four-game series sweep by the Bucks.
Monta Ellis scored 19 of his 29 points in the second half to spark the comeback for Milwaukee, which leads Philadelphia by 6 1/2 games for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Ersan Ilyasova contributed 13 points and 18 rebounds for the Bucks.
The Sixers led 45-27 in the second quarter but the Bucks used a 17-2 burst to get within 54-48 at halftime. Philadelphia pushed the lead back to a dozen in the third but Ellis scored 11 points in the quarter to give his team a 78-76 lead entering the fourth.
Five quick points by Ellis put the Bucks ahead by seven before Hawes scored seven points in a 15-0 run to lift Philadelphia to a 98-87 lead with 5:09 to play. Ilyasova hit back-to-back baskets to cut the deficit to seven, but the teams combined for only one point in the next 3 1/2 minutes.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Bucks F Luc Richard Mbah a Moute returned to the lineup and had seven points after missing the last eight games with a sprained toe. ... Thaddeus Young and Dorell Wright each scored 14 points for the Sixers, who have not been swept by Milwaukee since the 1973-74 season. ... Bucks C Larry Sanders had 15 points and nine boards, ending his career-best streak of double-digit rebounds at eight games.