Bradley Beal continued his hot shooting leading the way with 23 points as the Wizards beat the Bucks 99-88. Kelly Oubre added 18 points off the bench on 6-8 shooting on a night where Washington had six players score in double figures.
The Wizards held Giannis Antetokounmpo in check for most of the evening as the Greek Freak did score 23 points but on 8-21 shooting.
This was a terrific all-around team effort for the Wizards as they win one on the second half of a back-to-back, something that was a rarity last season.
Kelly Oubre provided a huge spark off the bench
Kelly Oubre checked into the game knocking down his first three-pointer late in the first quarter and you knew it would be one of those evenings for the third-year wing. As mentioned Oubre was 6-8 from the field including 3-5 from three-point range.
The reserves scored the first 18 points to start the fourth quarter for Washington including a personal 5-0 from Oubre in there. Everything was clicking for him tonight. He was knocking down catch-and-shoot threes, attacking the weak side for putbacks, and even showing off his pull-up jumper.
Once again, when the Wizards get a spark from Oubre, they often come away with the win.
Bradley Beal continues his hot scoring streak
Bradley Beal had another great game with 23 points on just 10-16 shooting. Again, Beal started hot connecting on 4-5 first shots for nine first-quarter points.
Things really got cooking for Beal in the third quarter as he knocked down a three-pointer early in the period. That would be a record-breaking 700th three-pointer becoming the youngest player in the NBA to reach 700 made threes.
The sharpshooter ended the quarter on a personal 7-0 run as the Wizards began to pull away from Milwaukee.
Too many turnovers
Washington committed 18 turnovers resulting in 18 points for the Bucks. It didn’t come back to haunt them tonight, but that’s too many for this team to be giving up. Unfortunately for the Wizards, many of these were live ball turnovers giving the Bucks easy transition opportunities.
And although they won’t show up as a turnover in the stat sheet, Washington missed a bunch of bunnies at the rim that the Bucks turned into layups and dunks on the other end.
- Marcin Gortat notched his 6th double-double of the season with 10 points and 15 rebounds
- Outside of Oubre, the bench combined to score a measly 10 points.
- Free-throw shooting was better but still not great as the Wizards were 12-17 (70 percent) from the charity stripe.
Washington heads to Charlotte to finish off their mini eastern conference road trip.