Sixers at Bucks -- 8 p.m., CSN BMO
Sixers: 17-24 (4th in Atlantic Division, 9th in Eastern Conference)
Bucks: 21-18 (3rd in Central Division, 7th in Eastern Conference)
The Sixers engineered another second-half comeback against the veteran Spurs, but this time around, they couldn't close it out. Trailing by as much as 16 in the second frame, the Sixers climbed back to take a seven-point lead with 4:11 left in regulation. Then, experience took over as Tim Duncan and Tony Parker quickly stole back their advantage within a three-minute span to earn a 90-85 win at the Wells Fargo Center.
Doug Collins and the Sixers have not won back-to-back games since Nov. 30 and must now begin a new streak when they take on the Bucks in Milwaukee.
These two teams have not seen each other since Nov. 12, and when they did, it was the Brandon Jennings show. With the score tied entering the fourth quarter, the 6-foot-1 point guard poured in 11 of his 33 points in the final period to lift Milwaukee to a 105-96 win on the Sixers' home floor. Jrue Holiday did his part in the loss by scoring 25 points and dishing out six assists, but also turned it over eight times. Jason Richardson chipped in 20 points, while Dorrell Wright nailed four three-pointers and totaled 14 points.
Evan Turner and Holiday continue to shine during the Sixers' tough season. Turner helped generate the team's turnaround Monday night and compiled 18 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Holiday finished with 15 points, eight assists and four steals -- this coming off a game in which he posted 33 points and 14 assists to lead the Sixers from 19 down to a seven-point win. Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova is fresh off his best game of the season. The 6-foot-10, 235-pounder pulled down 14 rebounds and scored a season-high 27 points in the Bucks' win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday. He did so on 10-of-14 shooting in 26 minutes. Jennings also scored 30 points in the win and tallied eight assists.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
How many assists will Holiday finish with tonight?