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76ers Beat Bucks To End 5-Game Losing Streak

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) –Thaddeus Young scored a season-high 23 points, Lou Williams added 19 and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 90-79 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

Andres Nocioni contributed 12 points and Marreese Speights had 10 rebounds for the Sixers (3-10), who won for just the second time at home this season. Jrue Holiday also had 10 points.

Andre Iguodala missed his fifth game out of the last seven for the Sixers with tendinitis in his right Achilles’.

Corey Maggette led the Bucks (5-7) with 20 points, Drew Gooden added 16 and Brandon Jennings had 12. John Salmons scored 11.

On a night when the starters struggled mightily, the Sixers received a nice lift from the bench, which outscored the Bucks, 47-32.

Philadelphia raced to a 69-53 lead with four minutes remaining in the third quarter and cruised to its first win since a 106-96 victory at New York on Nov. 7.

The Bucks misfired on all 12 3-pointers and also finished 4 for 19 from the field in the third.

With Milwaukee’s starters not shooting well, coach Scott Skiles went deep into his bench, including forward Jon Brockman. As the shots clanged off the rim, the Sixers were able to build a lead and sustain it.

A 3-pointer by Williams with 7:25 left gave the Sixers an 83-65 advantage. The Bucks did get within eight, but Williams hit a 3-pointer with 1:38 remaining, pushing the lead back to 11.

The Sixers led by as many as 10 in the first half and took a 49-43 advantage into the locker room.

Notes: Milwaukee guards Chris Douglas-Roberts (right eye) and Carlos Delfino (neck strain) were inactive. Andrew Bogut blocked five shots for the Bucks. Evan Turner led the Sixers with six assists.

(© 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed)

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