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

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Nov 17, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) passes the ball as Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams (5) defends in the third quarter at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 115-86. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Reactions: The Bad

  • The Bucks had nearly as many turnovers (19) as assists (22). MCW and Giannis blazed the sloppy trail with four turnovers each, but while Giannis chipped in seven assists, MCW didn’t have any. Not a single one. Zilch. Zero. Nada. You get it. Ball movement was not something the Bucks looked very interested in Tuesday night.

Despite my apprehension about this column turning into a “Let’s rag on MCW-athon”, I’m going to indulge in a little bit of ragging. This pass just can’t happen. Ever. The lazy fast-break defense just makes matters worse for the young guard.

  • John Wall is dynamic in the open court. His movements are lightning-fast and he’s more than acrobatic at the rim–he’s a Wizard (har-har). He’s a one man fast break waiting to happen. The Bucks were anything but Tuesday night. They clearly miss the energy Jabari Parker provides, scoring just a pair of fast break points in Washington. That’s an alarmingly low number for such a young team. They need to get out and run.

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