Korver’s career-high leads Philadelphia past Milwaukee
=== Korver’s career-high leads Philadelphia past Milwaukee ===
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Kyle Korver netted a career-high 31 points
off the bench and hit four big free throws with under 12 seconds remaining in
the game as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 116-111, at
the Bradley Center.
Allen Iverson added 30 points and eight assists for the 76ers, who have won
three of their last four games. Chris Webber contributed 19 points and nine
Philadelphia was without center Samuel Dalembert, who missed the game with an
ankle injury. Steven Hunter filled in and scored 12 points.
Joe Smith paced the Bucks with 32 points and 10 rebounds. Bobby Simmons
chipped in with 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, but it wasn’t enough
as Milwaukee dropped its fourth game in a row.
Michael Redd added 18 points in the loss.
The 76ers led by as many as 18 points in the game, but found themselves up by
just seven at 112-105 with 1:27 remaining. Maurice Williams and Smith then
connected on back-to-back layups before a Redd dunk made it a one-point game
at 112-111 with 14 seconds remaining.
Out of a timeout, which saw Iverson head to the bench with a leg cramp, Korver
was fouled by Redd and the sixth-man hit on both free throws.
Redd then missed a three-point attempt with five seconds to play and Korver
iced the game with two more conversions from the charity strip.
It was midway though the fourth when the Bucks put together a 12-0 run to get
back in the game.
A Redd jumper started the run to make it 104-88 with 6:14 left. Smith then
knocked down a pair of jumpers, T.J. Ford converted a three-point play and
Redd capped the spurt with another jumper to make it 104-98 with 4:09 to play.
The teams battled through a tight first as a free throw by Andre Iguodala and
a hook shot by Webber made it a 17-11 game with 6:49 left in the first. The
Bucks came back though and the 76ers held just a 30-28 edge after the opening
Philadelphia, however, created some distance by halftime. Ahead by just 46-45
with under five minutes remaining in the second, an Iverson jumper capped a
9-0 Sixer spurt that made it 55-45 with 2:25 left.
A Hunter layup extended Philadelphia to a 60-47 with 1:03 remaining and
Iverson closed out the frame with a three-point play to send the 76ers into
the break with a 64-52 lead.
The 76ers carried a 94-80 lead into the third.
Iguodala finished with 13 points and six assists…Ford had 13 points and six
boards…Philadelphia shot 56.2 percent from the floor to Milwaukee’s 50
percent…The Bucks lost despite owning a dominating 42-28 edge on the
glass…Milwaukee turned the ball over 20 times…The Bucks lost their eight
straight road game…Iverson did return to the game after having his leg