Jennings lifts Bucks over 76ers in OT

By Colin Fly

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, April 2 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

Milwaukee Bucks' Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, left, is fouled by Philadelphia 76ers' Marreese Speights(16) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April, 2, 2011, in Milwaukee.

Jeffrey Phelps, Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Brandon Jennings scored nine of his 13 points in overtime and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-87 on Saturday night.

Jennings redeemed himself after missing a 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer that would've won it, helping keep the Bucks very faint playoff hopes alive and snapping Philadelphia's three-game winning streak.

Milwaukee is 3½ games behind Indiana for eighth place in the Eastern Conference with six games left.

The Sixers hoped to start building some momentum after clinching their spot in the playoffs Friday, but took an early double-digit lead and then came out flat in the second half despite 20 points and 12 rebounds from Elton Brand.

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