Philadelphia 76ers defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 99-86

Philadelphia — Point guard Brandon Jennings nearly tripled his fun on opening night, and he almost made National Basketball Association history in the process.

Instead, the Milwaukee Bucks rookie came up just short of a triple-double with 17 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in his team's 99-86 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night at the Wachovia Center.

Jennings' eye-opening performance nearly put him in the company of Oscar Robertson, the former Buck...

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Even in defeat, the honor goes to Bucks rookie point guard Brandon Jennings. He nearly had a triple-double with 17 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. And Jennings easily could have posted 12 or 13 assists if his teammates had made several layups that he set up with pinpoint passes.

PLAY OF THE GAME: The Bucks had pulled within 88-83, putting together a 9-0 run a few minutes after coach Scott Skiles inserted four subs with Jennings. But Jason K...