Wizards Recap: Wizards Fall to Bucks, 112-98

Corey Kispert, Washington Wizards. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Corey Kispert, Washington Wizards. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
Wizards Bucks Recap
Rui Hachimura, Washington Wizards. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The Washington Wizards have now lost six in a row as they fell to the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night, 112-98. The loss drops the Wizards to 23-27 on the season and they now sit a full game out of the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference.

Although Washington was without Bradley Beal in this one they managed to hang around until late in the fourth quarter. Eventually, the Giannis Antetokounmpo led Bucks were too much and pulled away with the game.

The Wizards had no answer for Giannis as he went off for 33 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists. Former Wizard Bobby Portis chipped in 17 points for Milwaukee.

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The Wizards were led by Kyle Kuzma, who finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds on the night. He played a team-high 35 minutes in the game. Spencer Dinwiddie, who has been the subject of some interesting rumors recently, had 7 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists as he shot just 2-9 from the field.

The rotation once again was problematic, which is a major trend right now. It appears the frustration over it is here to stay for the short term at the very least. Hopefully, it changes once we are past the trade deadline. Young players are not getting the minutes they should because they are stuck behind players that need to be traded.

Wizards Recap: Box Score Notes

Deni Avdija finished the game with a team-high +/- of +14. He played 21 minutes off the bench, slightly more than a couple of other young Wizards in Corey Kispert Rui Hachimura, who both played 20 minutes.

As a team, Washington shot 12-35 (34.3 percent) from behind the arc. That performance was led by Kuzma, who led the team with three three-pointers made.

Montrezl Harrell led the way off the bench, scoring 20 points in 26 minutes. He’s a name to watch at the deadline and box scores like this one can only increase his value.

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