Bogut scores 17, Bucks win 3rd straight

By Colin Fly

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, March 12 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Philadelphia 76ers' Elton Brand (42) drives to the basket around the Milwaukee Bucks' Andrew Bogut during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 12, 2011, in Milwaukee.

Jim Prisching, Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Andrew Bogut scored 17 points and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 14 points, 12 rebounds and five steals to lift the Milwaukee Bucks to a 102-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

The Bucks have been the worst-shooting, lowest-scoring team in the NBA, but were anything but for a third straight game to match their season-best winning streak.

Despite a trying season because of injuries to all five starters, the Bucks (26-38) are a half-game back of Indiana and Charlotte for the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

The Sixers (34-32) started off this five-game road trip with a dud despite 16 points from reserve Lou Williams. They remain comfortably in seventh place in the standings, but failed to gain ground on New York.

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