Antetokounmpo scores 34 points, Bucks beat 76ers 118-110

Antetokounmpo scores 34 points, Bucks beat 76ers 118-110
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 118.110. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

By Joe Totoraitis, Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a four-game losing streak, scoring 36 points off the Philadelphia 76ers' season-high 26 turnovers in a 118-110 victory Sunday night.

Eric Bledsoe added 22 points, and Jabari Parker had 13 to keep Milwaukee in seventh place in the Eastern Conference — a half-game game behind the sixth-place 76ers.

Dario Saric scored 25 points, Joel Embiid had 19, and JJ Redick 17 for the 76ers.

The Bucks were down 86-72 in the third quarter. Antetokounmpo scored 14 points to spark a 21-0 run to close out the quarter for a 93-86 lead. Milwaukee also capitalized on Philadelphia's nine turnovers, including five during the surge, for 11 points.

Turnovers, fouls and poor shooting by Philadelphia helped the Bucks erase their 20-point first-quarter lead. John Henson's 3-point play with 6:09 left in the second tied it at 51. The 76ers' T.J. O'Connell hit a jumper to start a 21-9 run capped by Redick's 3-pointer for a 72-60 halftime lead.

Robert Covington's 3 pulled Philadelphia to 102-98 in the fourth, but the Bucks responded with a 3 by Bledsoe and a jumper by Antetokounmpo to pull away. Philadelphia never got closer.

The Bucks' victory gives them a 2-1 edge in the series. They finish the season against each other April 11 in Philadelphia.


76ers: Embiid banged his left knee in a scramble late in the first quarter. Embiid limped off the court, but returned to start the second. . Philadelphia had 2 1/2 sections of boisterous fans in the upper bowl.

Bucks: Tyler Zeller got knocked flat on his back after scoring on a dunk. Embiid sent him sprawling brushing against him. It was a Flagrant 1 foul. Zeller eventually got up, made the free throw and then left for the locker room. ... G Tony Snell started after missing the previous two games with a bruised right thigh.


76ers: At Charlotte on Tuesday night.

Bucks: At Indiana on Monday night.

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