Wizards and Bucks Battle in Tuesday Night Clash
The Washington Wizards take on the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday night. The Wizards (15-30) come into Tuesday's matchup against one of the league's elite in relatively poor form, as they've dropped five of their last seven games. Their most recent stumble was a significant one, as they were throttled by the Atlanta Hawks, 152-133, Sunday evening. Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 40 points, adding six assists, three rebounds and one steal. Troy Brown, Jr. delivered 19 points, three rebounds and two assists. Jordan McRae and Davis Bertans turned in 12 points apiece while adding seven and five rebounds, respectively. Thomas Bryant provided 11 points and five boards. Isaiah Thomas and Ish Smith poured in 10 points each while posting three rebounds and three assists, respectively. The Wizards project to remain without Rui Hachimura (groin), Moritz Wagner (ankle) and Garrison Mathews (ankle) for Tuesday's game. Isaac Bonga (mouth) and Jordan McRae (ankle) will be listed as questionable. The Bucks (40-6) are in exponentially better shape than their opponent, as Milwaukee will come into Tuesday's game with an NBA-best record and eight straight victories. Their success can't even be contained to the North American continent, as their most recent triumph came against the Charlotte Hornets by a 116-103 score Friday afternoon. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with a 30-point, 16-rebound double-double that also included six assists and one block. Eric Bledsoe followed with 20 points, five assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks. George Hill provided 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal. Khris Middleton supplied 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Brook Lopez delivered 12 points, two rebounds, one assist and two blocks. The Bucks will list Hill (hamstring) as probable for Tuesday's game. Tuesday's contest marks the first of four meetings between the teams this season. The Bucks won the three-game 2018-19 season series by a 2-1 margin.
Posted on: 1/27/2020 6:54 PM