With the Milwaukee Bucks losing to the Washington Wizards last night 107-102, we break down what went right and what went wrong in the loss.
The Milwaukee Bucks split their home-and-home series with the Washington Wizards as they lost 107-102 in Washington D.C. Monday night.
Entering the game shorthanded, the Bucks faced a challenge trying to erase their woes on their road, especially in a place where they’ve recently struggled (the Bucks have now lost their last six of their last seven games in Washington D.C.).
With the Wizards looking to exact revenge on the Bucks after the drubbing last Friday night, we had quite the contested game and the 15 lead changes were indicative of that.
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Both teams would trade run after run all throughout the game, setting up what would be the decisive fourth quarter.
After the Bucks got off to a 12-2 run to start the fourth quarter, the Wizards chipped away at the Bucks’ 10-point lead, bringing it down to four until Bucks head coach Jason Kidd brought in the bulk of the team’s starters.
As has been the case in almost all of the team’s tight games, the young Bucks struggled to get their offense off the ground late and the Wizards turned up the pressure defensively.
Gaining the lead with 3:10 left in the game, the Wizards did just enough to add to their total, with the Bucks failing to capitalize on their multiple chances to at least even up the game.
So with that, let’s take a deeper look at who and what stood out for the Bucks in the loss.