Otto Porter made his long awaited NBA debut but the Wizards fell in OT to the Bucks, 109-105. Once again the injury bug hit the Wizards hard as Martell Webster left this one with a sprained left ankle and Nene was forced to exit with tendinitis in his foot. Despite the injuries, the Wizards overcame a 13 point halftime deficit and had a five point lead late, but could not seal the deal. John Wall was a man on a mission in the second half, finishing with 30 points and eight assists on the night. Ariza had a double-double with 22 points and 12 boards. He continued his hot shooting ways by going 5/10 from long distance. For the Bucks, Khris Middleton had a career of 29 points.
The Wizards had a five point lead with 54 seconds to go after a John Wall midrange jumper, but would not score again in regulation. The Bucks would follow with a Middleton jumper, a defensive stop and a Brandon Knight three which tied the game. Singleton had a chance to win it at the buzzer, but his corner three rimmed out.
Player of the Game
Despite the loss, John Wall absolutely took over this game in the second half. He played 48 minutes and finished with 30 points, eight assists, two steals and three blocks.
0. The Wizards could not muster a single field goal in overtime, getting just three Ariza free throws as they lost the extra period, 7-3.
Trevor Booker got most of Nene's minutes when the Brazilian big man went down, and did not disappoint. He finished with nine points, including a couple of huge dunks late, and nine boards.
By: Jacob Raim