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Bucks-Wizards Preview: Bucks Looking To Go Streaking

Who’s playing?

The Milwaukee Bucks (15-64) and the Washington Wizards (41-38)

Where are they playing?

The Verizon Center. Washington, D.C.

When are they playing?

Saturday, April 12. 6:00 PM CT.

What’s at stake?

A win last night, coupled with a Philadelphia loss, shrunk Milwaukee’s lead in the sadness standings to just two games with three games remaining for each team. So, the possibility is still there for Milwaukee to blow this.

After winning last night, Washington holds a one game lead over Charlotte for the sixth seed in the East, also known as not having to play Indiana or Miami in the first round.

Did Washington win its last game?

Yes, a 96-86 victory over the Magic.


Did Milwaukee win its last game?

YES. Milwaukee took down the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers 119-116 behind another strong effort from the Ramon Sessions-Brandon Knight backcourt, which combined for 44 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds.

…Did Cleveland play its starters?

They sure did!

Who’s their best player?

This guy.

Who’s hot for the Bucks?

Again, the nod here has to go to the Sessions-Knight tandem. Over the last two games, the two have combined for 89 points, 25 assists and 13 boards.

What’s the injury situation?

Milwaukee: Larry Sanders (face), Carlos Delfino (leg), Ersan Ilyasova (ankle), Nate Wolters (hand) are all out for the season. Ekpe Udoh (coach’s decision) and O.J. Mayo (ankle) are questionable.

Washington: Nothing to report.

What happened in previous meetings?

Nov. 27

Wizards: 100 Bucks: 92

Dec. 6

Bucks: 109 Wizards: 105 (OT)

Mar. 8

Wizards: 114 Bucks 107

Who’s going to win?

The Bucks, obviously.

Projected starters


C – Marcin Gortat

PF – Trevor Booker

SF – Trevor Ariza

SG – Brad Beal

PG – John Wall


C – Zaza Pachulia

PF – Jeff Adrien

SF – Khris Middleton

SG – Ramon Sessions

PG – Brandon Knight

Team rankings


Scoring: 17th (100.2)

Scoring defense: 10th (99.5)

Rebounding: 19th (42.3)

Assists: 9th (23.1)


Scoring: 28th (95.4)

Scoring defense: 25th (103.5)

Rebounding: 23rd (41.2)

Assists: 17th (21.4)


Points: Knight (17.7), Wall (19.6)

Assists: Knight (4.9), Wall (8.7)

Rebounds: Henson (7.1), Gortat (9.4)

Blocks: Henson (1.7), Gortat (1.5)

PER: Adrien (19.4), Wall (19.7)

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