Milwaukee Bucks Grades, Reaction From 115-86 Loss To Washington Wizards

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Nov 17, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton (22) and Washington Wizards guard Garrett Temple (17) battle for a loose ball in the third quarter at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 115-86. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Some nights it’s easy to get lost in the potential of this Milwaukee Bucks basketball team. Other nights they look like what they are–the second youngest team in the league.

Tuesday night in Washington the Bucks were 100% the latter in a 115-86 thrashing at the hands of the Wizards.

Greg Monroe and Giannis Antetokounmpo played like rookies (4-19 FG combined), Michael Carter-Williams committed two turnovers in the game’s first two minutes, and all semblance of an offensive attack disappeared in a 37-17 Washington second quarter.

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Even the Bucks strongest statistical category, free throw shooting, disappeared against the Wizards as they hit just 14-24 free throw attempts.

Despite their offensive futility in the second quarter, the Bucks were briefly able to make a game of it–shooting 4-4 from three to start the third quarter, reducing the Wizard’s lead to six.

But the Bucks failed to score in the final 5:50 of the third quarter while the Wizards used a 13-0 run to put the game away.

To oversimplify things–the Bucks played terrible basketball Tuesday night.

But they’re far from a terrible team.

Keep that in mind as we go over our Milwaukee Bucks grades and reactions to Tuesday’s 115-86 loss to the Washington Wizards.

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