MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Michael Redd scored 26 points and rookie T.J. Ford had a season-high nine assists, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 95-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

Joe Smith had 16 points and nine rebounds, Desmond Mason added 13 points, and Tim Thomas had 12 points despite playing only a minute in the fourth quarter after spraining his left ankle.

Allen Iverson led the 76ers, who had won eight of their previous 10 games in Milwaukee, with 28 points. Derrick Coleman scored 14 points, and Kenny Thomas had 12.

The Bucks led by three after three quarters and opened the final quarter with a 9-2 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Damon Jones to make it 81-72. The lead was trimmed to three with 5:24 to play after Iverson scored three field goals, including a 3-pointer, and passed up a breakaway layup to set up Kenny Thomas' dunk.

Milwaukee countered with a 6-1 run on baskets by Smith, Thomas and Ford to take a 91-83 lead with 2:52 left.

The 76ers closed to 91-88 with 1:17 to play before Ford hit two free throws with 47 seconds left.

Notes: Backup Bucks guard Erick Strickland celebrated his 30th birthday Tuesday. ... The Bucks lead the Eastern Conference in scoring, averaging 94.8 points through 13 games. ... F Glenn Robinson, the No. 1 pick by Milwaukee in the 1994 draft, missed his eighth straight game due to a sprained left ankle. ... Milwaukee C Joel Przbilla sat out with a stomach virus. ... Iverson extended his steals streak to 38 games, tops among active players.