Philadelphia 76ers defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 101-86

Guard Royal Ivey will be the first to tell you that after coming to the Milwaukee Bucks in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers last month, he struggled to get accustomed to coach Scott Skiles' stunting defensive schemes.

Ivey is not the first player, nor will he probably be the last, to experience some growing pains when trying to learn the Skiles defensive system.

There are few available minutes at point guard behind Brandon Jennings and Luke Ridnour, yet it if Ivey...

The Milwaukee Bucks' late-season ride to the playoffs took a bumpy detour Wednesday night at the Bradley Center. 

Milwaukee's starting five was sluggish and ineffective and coach Scott Skiles went to his bench players early in the first quarter, but nothing slowed down the Philadelphia 76ers as they cruised to a 101-86 victory. 

"This appears to have been brewing a little bit," Skiles said after his team saw its eight-game home winning streak snapped and lost for jus...

 

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Nearly all the 76ers played well, but rookie point guard Jrue Holiday gets the honor with efficient 7-of-10 shooting for 15 points. The former UCLA star, the 17th pick in the 2009 draft, added seven assists, four rebounds and two steals while playing just 28 minutes.

PLAY OF THE GAME: The shot clock was winding down and Elton Brand had nothing else to do but shoot, so he launched a 19-footer that banked off the glass and went through the basket,...