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Middleton leads Bucks past 76ers 116-106
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Philadelphia 76ers' Brandon Davies go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
December 21, 2013, 11:16 pm

MILWAUKEE (AP) Khris Middleton scored 27 points, Caron Butler added 22 and the hot-shooting Milwaukee Bucks recovered from consecutive overtime losses to pick up just their sixth win of the season with a 116-106 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

Brandon Knight contributed 21 points and six assists for the Bucks (6-21). Butler, who missed the previous 12 games with a swollen left knee, also had 11 rebounds.

Thaddeus Young had 30 points and 10 rebounds to lead Philadelphia. Spencer Hawes added 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Both teams were coming off overtime games Friday. The Bucks lost 141-111 at Cleveland, their fifth consecutive defeat, while the 76ers nipped the Brooklyn Nets 121-120 at home.

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