Nene returned from his plantar fasciitis for the first time since March 30 and scored 14 points points, and Jordan Crawford tied his season-high with 32 points. Those two performances helped lead the Wizards to their sixteenth win of the season, as they won 121 to 112 over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Tonight’s Bullets Points:
- While he did play 18 minutes and score 14 points, Nene did not start. The starting five remained the same as it has been since Nene and Trevor Booker went down with plantar fasciitis on March 30.
- With Nene coming off the bench, the Wizards outscored the Bucks 43 to 17 in bench points.
- Morris Almond saw his first action as a Wizard tonight. He played only 6 minutes and made his first and only field goal attempt off of a John Wall assist.
- Shelvin Mack had 6 assists in his 13 minutes, which was just two off of his season-high of 8 assists.
- John Wall had a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists.
- James Singleton and Jan Vesely had nice games on the stat sheet, but so much of what they do doesn’t show up in a box score. Whoever the GM is next year, he better bring back James Singleton.
- The star of the night though was Jordan Crawford. Everybody’s favorite gunner tied his season-high with 32 points on 11 of 17 shooting. And it was long 3-pointer with 51 seconds remaining that put the Wizards up 115 to 109.
- With tonight’s win, the Wizards avoided being swept by the Bucks.
- In their last six games the Wizards are 4-2.
- Tonight’s box score
Now at 16-46, the Wizards have four games left in the season. Next up is the Miami Heat on Saturday night in South Beach.
See you there as the Wizards look to win three straight for the first time this season.