National Basketball Association
Milwaukee 118, Philadelphia 110
When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 4, 2018
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Officials: #51 Aaron Smith, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #48 Scott Foster
Attendance: 15587
Giannis Antetokounmpo registered 35 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a 19-point third-quarter deficit to post a 118-110 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday at the Bradley Center.

Eric Bledsoe contributed 22 points and seven assists as Milwaukee halted a four-game slide. Jabari Parker scored 13 points, Tyler Zeller and John Henson had 11 apiece and Khris Middleton scored 10.

Dario Saric scored 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting for Philadelphia, which committed a season-worst 26 turnovers while losing for just the third time in 12 games. Joel Embiid had 19 points and eight rebounds, JJ Redick added 17 points and Ben Simmons recorded 12 points and 15 assists for the 76ers, who shot 55.7 percent from the field.

Embiid (seven), Simmons (six) and Redick (five) combined for 18 turnovers. The 76ers led by 20 points in the first quarter, and the outcome marked the team's fourth setback of the season after holding a lead of 20 or more points.

Milwaukee, which shot 49.5 percent from the field, moved within a half-game of sixth-place Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference race.

The 76ers opened up the third quarter with a 9-2 run to take an 81-62 lead before the momentum quickly changed as it committed nine turnovers in the stanza.

The Bucks used a 10-2 surge to cut their deficit to 11 before Saric drained a 3-pointer to give the 76ers an 86-72 lead with 6:32 left.

Philadelphia wouldn't score again in the quarter as Milwaukee rattled off 21 straight points. Bledsoe's driving hoop with 2:07 remaining gave the Bucks their first lead of the game and Antetokounmpo followed with three straight baskets to end the quarter to give Milwaukee a 93-86 lead.

Embiid began the fourth quarter with a basket to end the 76ers' scoring drought at six minutes, 59 seconds, and Redick followed with a 3-pointer. Parker responded with five points during Milwaukee's ensuing 7-0 run to boost its lead to 100-91 with 9:36 left.

A three-point play by Zeller and a jumper by Bledsoe capped a 10-0 spurt as the Bucks took a 112-98 advantage with 5:25 remaining and cruised to the finish.

The 76ers shot a blazing 66.7 percent from the field while possessing a 72-60 halftime advantage.

Philadelphia made 16 of 21 field-goal attempts in the opening quarter and led by as many as 20 before settling for a 43-31 advantage.

Milwaukee caught the 76ers at 51 on Henson's three-point play with 6:09 remaining in the half.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Philadelphia   Milwaukee
Dario Saric 25 Scoring Giannis Antetokounmpo 35
Ben Simmons 15 Assists Giannis Antetokounmpo 7
Joel Embiid 8 Rebounds Giannis Antetokounmpo 9
Joel Embiid 7 Free Throws Made Giannis Antetokounmpo 6
Robert Covington 2 Steals Khris Middleton 3
Robert Covington 2 Blocks Giannis Antetokounmpo 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 110 55.7 14-28 18-22 26 32 9 4 26
Milwaukee 118 49.5 10-23 14-22 27 38 4 15 15
Upcoming Games
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The Bucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .586 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The 76ers have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .519 after a loss.