Khris Middleton and Greg Monroe scored Milwaukee’s final eleven points last night and the Bucks rallied for a 91-87 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Bradley Center.
Jabari Parker made his return to the lineup, back for the first time since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last December.
Parker finished with two points and four rebounds in 16 minutes of playing time.
The Bucks trailed 83-80 with 2:55 left to play. That’s when Monroe and Middleton took over. Monroe took a pass from Middleton for a layup to give the Bucks an 86-85 lead with 1:29 left.
After Philadelphia committed a turnover, Middleton drained a three to put the Bucks up four with 48.4 seconds left to help seal it.
Middleton led the Bucks (2-3) with 21 points. Monroe had 18 points and eight rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 17 points.
The 76ers first round draft pick Jahlil Okafor had 21 points on 9 of 13 shooting from the field, but Philadelphia dropped to 0-4 on the season.
The Bucks played without Michael Carter-Williams (ankle). It isn’t certain if he’ll be able to play on Friday when the Bucks face the Knicks in New York City.