Ilyasova, Jennings lift Bucks by 76ers

MILWAUKEE — Ersan Ilyasova had 27 points and 16 rebounds, Brandon Jennings scored 25 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 110-102 on Tuesday night.

Monta Ellis added 18 points and 10 assists for Milwaukee, which has won six of eight games since Jim Boylan replaced former coach Scott Skiles, who parted ways with the team after a season-worst four-game losing streak.

Evan Turner scored 23 points to lead the 76ers, Spencer Hawes added 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Nick Young scored had 20 points. Philadelphia lost its fifth straight on the road, and 15th in its past 21 overall.

The Sixers used a 17-7 run to start the fourth quarter to cut the Bucks’ lead to 90-86 when Thaddeus Young stole the ball and scored on a breakaway layup with 6:47 remaining.

Ilyasova made one of two free throws to extend Milwaukee’s lead to 99-92 with 3:56 left. He then hit a jumper with about 2½ minutes to go, stretching the advantage to nine points.

Hawes hit a baseline jumper to trim the lead to 101-94 with 1:39 remaining, but Milwaukee made 4 of 6 free throws in the final minute to seal the win.

Larry Sanders had two blocked shots, giving him at least one in his last 27 games, the second longest streak in the NBA behind Tim Duncan, who has blocked a shot in 29 straight.

Cavaliers 95, Celtics 90: In Cleveland, Kyrie Irving scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, including several key late baskets, to lead the Cavaliers.

Irving scored 11 points in the final 2:33 on four layups and three free throws to give Cleveland back-to-back wins at home for the first time this season and send Boston to its season-high fourth straight loss.

Irving shot 16-for-24, setting a career high for field goals made.

Tristan Thompson added 21 points for the Cavaliers.

Rajon Rondo led Boston with 17 points. Kevin Garnett scored 16. Paul Pierce finished with 12 points on 3-for-15 shooting.

Irving’s layup gave Cleveland an 84-83 lead with 2:33 remaining. He followed with another layup after Rajon Rondo’s turnover to put the Cavs up by three points.

Four free throws by Garnett sandwiched around a basket by Alonzo Gee left Cleveland with an 88-87 lead.

After Garnett missed a baseline jumper, Irving dribbled past midcourt and drove to the basket for a three-point lead with 52 seconds remaining.

Irving had a strong start against Boston with 19 points in the first quarter, hitting 8-of-10 from the field.

Pistons 105, Magic 90: In Auburn Hills, Mich., Jason Maxiell, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe combined for 38 points and 28 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons pulled away to beat the undersized Orlando Magic.

Brandon Knight led Detroit with 18 points, while Monroe scored 16 and Drummond and Maxiell each had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The Pistons also finished with a 16-6 edge in offensive rebounds against the Magic, who had their size issues magnified when former LSU star Glen Davis was benched for much of the second half after taking 15 first-half shots and grabbing just three rebounds. He attempted just one shot the rest of the way and finished with 11 points.

J.J. Redick was Orlando’s biggest threat, scoring 26 points on 9-for-10 shooting — including 5-for-6 on 3-pointers. Jameer Nelson added 14 points and nine rebounds.

Lakers

Hill set for hip surgery: In El Segundo, Calif., Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill will have surgery on his left hip Wednesday. The team said Hill was examined Tuesday by a doctor in Nashville, Tenn.

Hill was told on Jan. 12 that he needed season-ending surgery and he decided to get a second opinion.

Hill got hurt on Jan. 6 against Denver. He is averaging 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds as the Lakers’ top backup big man.

The team said an estimate on Hill’s recovery time will be provided after the surgery.