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Giannis, Delly spark Bucks in 107-95 win over 76ers

MILWAUKEE (AP) What a difference a week makes for the Milwaukee Bucks.

They won their fourth straight game since coach Jason Kidd was fired by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 107-95 on Monday night. And now they're getting forward Jabari Parker back in a few days.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 18 rebounds, and Matthew Dellavedova scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter for the Bucks, who moved to 27-22 and look like a contender again in the Eastern Conference.

''Anytime you go 4-0 in a week, it's a good week,'' said center John Henson, who had 13 points. ''Just playing well. We beat the teams we're supposed to beat.''

The 76ers didn't have All-Star center Joel Embiid, who sat out to rest. Milwaukee has also beaten losing teams in Phoenix, Brooklyn and Chicago under new coach Joe Prunty, the assistant who took over on an interim basis after Kidd was fired last Monday.

Still, this is progress for a squad that at times has played down to the level of its opponents.

''We're just playing harder, trusting one another,'' Antetokounmpo said. ''Just in general having fun when we've been out there.''

Dario Saric had 19 points to lead the cold-shooting Sixers, who were 2 of 26 from 3-point range a night after going 11 of 29 in a loss at Oklahoma City. Ben Simmons added 16 points.

''Maybe we left them in Oklahoma,'' Saric said about the off night from the arc. He missed all eight of his 3-point attempts.

The Sixers started out having all the fun in the paint, scoring 22 of their first 26 points in the lane. But the Bucks, who focused on making life difficult for Philadelphia on the perimeter, started figuring out how to limit the Sixers down low, too.

Philadelphia was overpowered without Embiid in the middle, and Antetokounmpo picked up his 22nd double-double of the season.

''Without Joel, we knew that if we were going to win, we needed a successful 3-point night,'' 76ers coach Brett Brown said. ''We had to find points from somewhere.''

Milwaukee also announced during the game that Parker was cleared to return Friday against the New York Knicks, nearly a year after being sidelined with the second major left knee injury of his career. Parker tore his left ACL on Feb. 8, 2017, against Miami. At the time, he was averaging a career-high 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds as one of the franchise cornerstones.

TIP-INS

76ers: Embiid is set to play in back-to-back games for the first time when Philadelphia hosts Miami on Friday before visiting Indiana the next night. The 7-foot center has had an extensive injury history that includes foot and knee surgeries that have limited his ability to play since he was drafted third overall in 2014. Elected a starter for his first All-Star Game, Embiid scored 27 points in 35 minutes during Sunday's loss at Oklahoma City. He is averaging 23.6 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.

Bucks: G Malcolm Brogdon returned to the starting lineup after a two-game absence with right calf soreness. He scored four points in 21 minutes. ... G Eric Bledsoe did not return after playing the first three minutes. The Bucks said he was available, but had been dealing with a sore left ankle.

''The bottom line is we gave it a go, the effort was there in terms of trying to go out and play, and obviously he couldn't go,'' Prunty said.

DELLY, DELLY

The Bucks were 11 for 28 from 3-point territory, getting key long-range buckets off the bench from Tony Snell (11 points), Sterling Brown (10 points) and Dellavedova. His reverse layup with 4:15 left capped a 12-4 run to give Milwaukee a 15-point lead.

Dellavedova also had a personal five-point run beginning with a 3 from the corner with 6:51 left and ending with two free throws after getting fouled on the break following a steal.

''He does so many little things out there for you. It's not only getting you into the offense, it's knowing the offense and where guys can be successful or setting screens,'' Prunty said.

QUOTABLE

''He's definitely a freak. He's long, athletic ... he gets to the line a lot. He's gifted.'' - Simmons about the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo.

UP NEXT

76ers: Visit the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.

Bucks: At the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Larry II Drew made driving layup 0:23
  Personal foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo 0:26
+ 1 Giannis Antetokounmpo made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:27
+ 1 Giannis Antetokounmpo made 1st of 2 free throws 0:27
  Shooting foul on Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot 0:27
  Offensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo 0:27
  Giannis Antetokounmpo missed dunk 0:27
  Offensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo 0:27
  John Henson missed jump shot 0:28
  Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo 0:44
  Larry II Drew missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:47
Team Stats
Points 95 107
Field Goals 36-82 (43.9%) 38-80 (47.5%)
3-Pointers 2-26 (7.7%) 11-28 (39.3%)
Free Throws 21-23 (91.3%) 20-22 (90.9%)
Total Rebounds 47 45
Offensive 10 8
Defensive 33 34
Team 4 3
Assists 22 26
Steals 5 6
Blocks 4 8
Turnovers 14 9
Fouls 17 19
Technicals 0 1
16 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST
31 PTS, 18 REB, 6 AST
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away team logo 76ers 24-23 3023222095
home team logo Bucks 27-22 28272824107
Team Stats
away team logo 76ers 24-23 108.8 PPG 49.5 RPG 25.8 APG
home team logo Bucks 27-22 101.9 PPG 38.6 RPG 22.0 APG
Key Players
D. Saric PF 14.6 PPG 6.7 RPG 2.6 APG 45.3 FG%
G. Antetokounmpo PF 26.9 PPG 10.0 RPG 4.8 APG 52.9 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Saric PF 19 PTS 9 REB 2 AST
G. Antetokounmpo PF 31 PTS 18 REB 6 AST
43.9 FG% 47.5
7.7 3PT FG% 39.3
91.3 FT% 90.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Saric 33 19 9 2 0 0 2 1 7/18 0/8 5/5 2 7 30 -13
B. Simmons 29 16 6 5 1 0 2 3 7/10 0/0 2/3 0 6 31 -8
R. Covington 33 13 6 2 1 2 3 3 3/12 1/8 6/6 1 5 23 -9
T. Luwawu-Cabarrot 22 6 1 3 0 0 1 2 2/8 0/4 2/2 0 1 12 -3
A. Johnson 18 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 2/5 0/0 1/1 2 3 15 -7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Saric 33 19 9 2 0 0 2 1 7/18 0/8 5/5 2 7 30 -13
B. Simmons 29 16 6 5 1 0 2 3 7/10 0/0 2/3 0 6 31 -8
R. Covington 33 13 6 2 1 2 3 3 3/12 1/8 6/6 1 5 23 -9
T. Luwawu-Cabarrot 22 6 1 3 0 0 1 2 2/8 0/4 2/2 0 1 12 -3
A. Johnson 18 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 2/5 0/0 1/1 2 3 15 -7
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Holmes 22 13 6 1 0 0 1 3 6/8 0/2 1/2 3 3 20 -1
J. Anderson 24 10 3 1 1 1 0 2 4/7 0/1 2/2 1 2 17 -6
J. Young 19 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 2/3 1/2 0/0 0 1 10 -6
T. Booker 13 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 1/3 0/0 2/2 1 2 8 -1
L. Drew 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 0 4 +3
T. McConnell 19 2 3 3 1 0 5 2 1/5 0/0 0/0 0 3 7 -9
J. Redick - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bayless - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Embiid - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Korkmaz - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Fultz - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 95 43 22 5 4 14 17 36/82 2/26 21/23 10 33 177 -60
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Antetokounmpo 35 31 18 6 0 1 4 4 10/22 1/5 10/10 3 15 58 +15
K. Middleton 37 19 7 6 2 1 1 3 7/19 2/5 3/4 1 6 40 +4
J. Henson 29 13 4 2 0 2 0 3 5/7 0/0 3/4 2 2 23 0
M. Brogdon 21 4 4 4 0 1 2 1 1/4 0/3 2/2 1 3 15 -3
E. Bledsoe 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 4 -4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
G. Antetokounmpo 35 31 18 6 0 1 4 4 10/22 1/5 10/10 3 15 58 +15
K. Middleton 37 19 7 6 2 1 1 3 7/19 2/5 3/4 1 6 40 +4
J. Henson 29 13 4 2 0 2 0 3 5/7 0/0 3/4 2 2 23 0
M. Brogdon 21 4 4 4 0 1 2 1 1/4 0/3 2/2 1 3 15 -3
E. Bledsoe 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 4 -4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Snell 31 11 2 1 0 1 0 1 4/7 3/5 0/0 1 1 16 +8
M. Dellavedova 25 10 1 3 2 0 0 1 3/6 2/4 2/2 0 1 19 +17
S. Brown 20 10 2 0 1 0 0 1 4/7 2/3 0/0 0 2 13 +6
J. Terry 16 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 2/4 1/2 0/0 0 1 9 +9
T. Maker 17 2 3 1 0 2 0 3 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 3 9 +14
R. Vaughn 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -2
S. Kilpatrick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -2
M. Plumlee 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -2
M. Teletovic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Parker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
X. Munford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 107 42 26 6 8 9 19 38/80 11/28 20/22 8 34 206 +60