Thurs. Final: 76ers 105, Bucks 95
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Andre Iguodala scored 20 points, Lou Williams had 14 of his 21 in the second half, and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-95 on Thursday.
Andre Miller contributed 18 points and 11 assists for the Sixers (39-35), who won their second straight and vaulted past Miami into fifth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Marreese Speights had 14 points, Reggie Evans chipped in 13 and Samuel Dalembert added 10 rebounds for Philadelphia, which won its fifth in a row against the Bucks, including all three this season.
Ramon Sessions led Milwaukee with his second straight stellar outing, getting 18 points, 10 assists and five rebounds a night after his first career triple-double against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Richard Jefferson added 17 points and Charlie Bell contributed 14 for the Bucks (32-45), who have lost seven of eight.
The game was tied at 89 with 5:45 remaining before the Sixers proceeded on a 10-0 run in the next 2:16. Speights had four points during the spurt, putting a stamp on his second straight solid game off the bench. The rookie from Florida had 16 points in Tuesdays win over Atlanta.
Despite falling behind early, Evans gave the Sixers a boost in his first start of the season. It was only his sixth game in double figures.
Milwaukee led 52-39 on a long 3-pointer by Villanueva with 2:01 left in the first half.
The Bucks held a 59-50 advantage at halftime thanks largely to 56-percent shooting and 13 turnovers by the Sixers, including an uncharacteristic five by Miller.
Miller finished with a season-high eight turnovers, two shy of his career-high 10 set on Jan. 17, 2005 as a member of the Denver Nuggets at Golden State.
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