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The Wizards went into Milwaukee on Monday night and came away with their fourth straight win, a 102-90 victory over the Bucks. Bradley Beal came off the bench for a career high 28 points on 10/17 shooting to lead the Wizards to victory.

The Bucks started off the game on fire, scoring 24 points before the game was seven minutes old and taking a ten point lead. The Wizards would fight back and cut the Bucks lead to three before the quarter was done, with both teams shooting over 50%. The second quarter would once again be the Wizards dominant quarter, as they would hold the Bucks to under 30% shooting and just 15 points. The Wizards would take the lead with 4:24 to go in the half and close it on a 17-5 run for an eight point lead at the break. The Bucks would threaten in the third quarter, cutting the Wizards advantage to as few as three but would never take the lead again. Washington cruised in the fourth, outscoring Milwaukee by nine in the final frame to take the 12 point win.

The Wizards shot 56.8% from the field in the game, the highest an opponent has shot against the Bucks this year. Washington's defense also held their ninth consecutive opponent under 100 points, limiting the Bucks to just 37.9% shooting from the field.

Bradley Beal was the big story as he went for his career high in points with 28. Beal was playing in just his second game back after missing five due to a wrist injury and put forth one of the best efforts of his young career. Three Wizards also finished with double-doubles in this one. Nene got his third straight double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Okafor had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Wall had 14 points and 10 assists.

For the Bucks, Ellis led with 24 points on 9/21 shooting and Ilyasova had 19 points and nine rebounds. The Wizards held Brandon Jennings to seven points on 3/17 shooting.

The Wizards will go for their fifth straight win on Wednesday night in Detroit, their last contest before the all-star break.


Martell Webster
Points: 2
Rebounds: 1
Assists: 1

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Points: Bradley Beal - 28
Rebounds: Nene - 13
Assists: John Wall - 10
Blocks: Bradley Beal - 2
Steals: Beal and Nene - 2