Bucks head toward playoffs, beat Sixers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Carter-Williams matched his season-high with 30 points in his first game back in Philadelphia to lead the playoff-bound Milwaukee Bucks to a 107-97 victory over the 76ers on Monday night.
O.J. Mayo and Ersan Ilyasova had 13 points apiece and Giannis Antetokounmpo chipped in 12 for the Bucks, who capped a turnaround from the NBA's worst record last season with a playoff berth with Sunday's win over the Nets.
Robert Covington scored 25 points and Hollis Thompson added 19 for Philadelphia, which played without Rookie of the Year contender Nerlens Noel (ankle) for the second straight game while losing its ninth in a row. The 76ers, who committed 30 turnovers, entered play with the league's third-worst record. They dropped to 18-63.
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