Jason Richardson implored the crowd to get loud, to get into the game.

The Sixers made it easy for them.

Philadelphia surged from a 16-point second-half deficit to take a slim fourth-quarter lead before losing 105-96 to the Milwaukee Bucks before 15,086 on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The defeat snapped a modest three-game winning streak.

Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis combined for 51 points and 15 assists for the Bucks (4-2), who shot 51.3 percent from the field. Jennings hit 12 of 21 shots, including four from beyond the arc, to finish with 33 points. He added eight assists and five rebounds. Ellis had 18 points, seven assists and five boards.

"They're just so fast," Sixers coach Doug Collins said, explaining his decision to go to a small lineup for long stretches at a time. "I was reaching in the grab bag, trying to find anything I could to get back into the game, and we did. We got back in the game, we tied it. We had three or four chances I think to take the lead and couldn't score. And from that point on, we couldn't finish it out."