Sixers stay hot at home, shoot down BucksJan 16, 2012 - 10:34 PM Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Jrue Holiday scored a season-high 24 points while Andre Iguodala added 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals as the Philadelphia 76ers remained undefeated at home and kept the Milwaukee Bucks winless on the road with a 94-82 win on Monday.
"I thought Jrue Holiday had his best game of the year. He was fabulous," 76ers head coach Doug Collins said.
Lou Williams netted 17 points off the bench for the Sixers, who have won nine of their last 10 games and moved to 6-0 at home. It's Philadelphia's best start as the host since the 2002-03 squad won its first 10 home games.
The Sixers were 11-of-23 from beyond the arc.
Andrew Bogut recorded 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, who fell to 0-8 on the road for the first time since dropping their first 16 away from home back in 1976-77.
"I thought Andrew (Bogut) was good," Bucks head coach Scott Skiles said. "We are not having any issues finding a guy to play well. The problem is getting multiple guys to play well in the same game."
Bogut returned to the lineup after suffering a concussion during last Thursday's win over the Pistons. Bogut missed four games earlier in the year -- all Milwaukee losses -- while dealing with a personal matter.
"With Bogut in there he makes them a totally different team," Collins said.
It was a tightly contested opening quarter with 11 lead changes, but Philadelphia outscored the Bucks, 10-5, in the final 2:34 of the stanza.
Williams nailed a straightaway three-pointer with 3.8 seconds remaining in the quarter to give the Sixers a 31-25 advantage after the first period. Iguodala and Jodie Meeks netted nine points apiece to pace Philadelphia.
The Sixers began to pull away in the second. A 9-0 spurt, capped by a Williams three-pointer, gave Philadelphia a 40-27 lead with 8:24 to go until halftime.
Philadelphia held a double-digit lead for much of the quarter, but the Bucks ended the half on a 7-0 run -- highlighted by Jon Leuer's three-pointer and Brandon Jennings' runner with 2.9 remaining -- to get within 47-43 heading into the break. Bogut led the Bucks with 12 points and six rebounds in the first half.
The Sixers began the second half with a 9-2 spurt, which Holiday capped with a jumper to give Philadelphia a 56-45 lead with 7:50 remaining in the third.
Spencer Hawes -- who hadn't hit a three-pointer all season long -- nailed two treys in the third quarter and finished with 11 points. The Sixers took a 76-62 advantage into the fourth.
The Bucks got within nine in the final quarter, but a backbreaking Williams three-pointer with 5:36 to go made it 83-71. The Bucks were unable to mount a rally down the stretch.
Milwaukee is 4-3 this season when Bogut plays and is winless (0-5) when he does not....Evan Turner missed Monday's game with a right quad contusion... Philadelphia turned the ball over just nine times while forcing 16 Milwaukee giveaways...The Bucks were 3-of-14 from three-point range...Iguodala has three or more steals in four consecutive games.
- MILWAUKEE: 82
Jan 16 4:10 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 62
End of 3rd
Jan 16 3:42 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 43
Jan 16 3:00 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 0
1st Quarter - 12:00
Jan 16 2:12 PM
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