Wizards 106, Bucks 93
John Wall had 23 points and 10 assists, and the Washington
Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-93 Wednesday night.
Wall and Wizards coach Randy Wittman appeared to exchange
unpleasant words during a timeout late in the third quarter, but
Wall rallied with eight fourth-quarter points to hold off the
It was Wall’s seventh double-double of the season. He also added
six rebounds and four steals.
The Wizards (21-42) have won three straight home games and eight
of 11 in Washington.
Monta Ellis scored 26 points for the Bucks (32-31).
Martell Webster scored 20 points, his third straight game with
at least 17. Nene had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Trevor Booker
had 13 points and 12 boards. Garrett Temple added 13 points.
Trevor Ariza (knee) was a game-time decision, but he scored 14
points in 30 minutes.
Ersan Ilyasova posted 21 points and 12 rebounds for
Larry Sanders had 17 points and 11 rebounds before being ejected
late in the fourth quarter. Sanders committed an offensive foul
with 2:45 left and received two technical fouls while arguing the
J.J. Redick scored 16 points, and Brandon Jennings added eight
points and 10 assists.
Led by Webster’s 13 points, the Wizards had a 30-21 advantage
after the first quarter. A 14-0 run expanded Washington’s lead to
54-35 in the second quarter.
The Wizards led by 20 points in third quarter, then opened the
fourth with a 7-0 run before pulling away.
The Wizards played without Bradley Beal, who missed his fifth
straight game with a sprained left ankle.
Beal led the Wizards in points during the teams’ first two
matchups this season, scoring 22 in a November loss and 28 in a
Notes: Luc Mbah a Moute (turf toe) didn’t travel with the Bucks.
Mbah a Moute, who averages 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 24.4
minutes per game, also missed Milwaukee’s game Tuesday against the
Dallas Mavericks. . A.J. Price (hamstring, groin) did not play. …
With multiple guards injured, Wittman was asked about the
possibility of adding another guard. The Wizards have a full roster
of 15 players, but Leandro Barbosa (left knee) is out for the
season and could be bought out. ”We’ll look into it,” Wittman
said. . The Bucks traded for Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith at
the NBA trade deadline. ”One of the problems with making trades
like that is just the fact that you can’t get everybody up to speed
as quickly as you would like,” Milwaukee coach Jim Boylan said.
”You have to do it on the fly, and it’s not easy.” . The Bucks
played at the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors and
Sacramento Kings before returning home to play the Dallas Mavericks
on Tuesday. Boylan noted how difficult the first game after a road
trip can be. ”So what the NBA did was they sent back out on the
road again, so that should take care of that problem,” Boylan
said. ”They sent us to the East Coast, so we can enjoy every time
zone that America has to offer.”