Bucks pound Philly 97-77 for 5th straight road win

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton scored 18 points apiece, and the Milwaukee Bucksbeat Philadelphia 76ers 97-77 on Wednesday night.

The Bucks (19-18) shot 53.9 percent from the field in their fifth consecutive road win. Zaza Pachulia had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and reserve O.J. Mayo added 15 points.

K.J. McDaniels scored 14 points and Nerlens Noel had 13 for the Sixers (5-29), who were trying to win consecutive home games for the first time since the start of the 2013-14 season.

The Sixers shot 30.1 percent from the field. Starters Michael Carter-Williams (1 for 13), Robert Covington (1 for 11) and Henry Sims (1 for 8) had particularly bad nights.