Since John Wall went down to injury January 25th against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Wizards have played well collectively in the All-Stars absence. The team now moves to 8-3 since Walls injury. On Tuesday night they defeated a Bucks team (33-27) that has been struggling this year and sixth in the eastern conference, a game and half ahead of the Sixers.
Bucks Fight back, but not enough to overcome deficit
The Wizards held off a Bucks team that came close to erasing a 21 point deficient. The Wizards were all over the Bucks after the first quarter leading 40-22. The Bucks then cut the lead to two (70-68) in the third after a turnover from the Wizards which lead to a Bledsoe three from the right corner. The Bucks kept it close from then on. The Wizards leading by two in the fourth (106-104) with 25 seconds remaining and the ball, they Bucks got the stop they needed with a key block from they're All-Star G. Antetokounmpo. They had an opportunity to tie the game or take the lead and Antetokounmpo misses a shot from about six feet away, and the Wizards hold on 107-104.
Beal Leads The Way
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 21 points, 8 ast, & 7 rebs. Otto Porter chipped in with 17 points on 50% shooting from three. Tomas Satoransky added 8 points and 6 ast has played well enough to keep them afloat in the east, until they're all-star gets back. Antetokounmpo led all scores with 23 points, 13 rebs, & 8 ast. Eric Bledsoe and Kris Middleton added 17 a piece. Jabari Parker who returned from injury on February 2nd and has played well for the Bucks since added 19 points, & 5 rebs.
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