While short-handed, the Milwaukee Bucks took care of business against the Washington Wizards Saturday night as they earned their third straight victory.
Looking like a team on a mission, the Milwaukee Bucks exacted their revenge on the Washington Wizards Saturday night with a 131-115 win at Capital One Arena.
The game’s first 41 seconds proved to be a misstep for the Bucks, one that prompted head coach Mike Budenholzer to call a timeout to go over the team’s sluggish effort. The message was received loud and clear from the players as they proceeded to put together a 38-point quarter and lead the Wizards 38-26 through one.
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Washington increasingly gathered ground on the Bucks over the first several minutes of the second, getting within as little as seven points at the 7:57 mark of the quarter.
From there, the Bucks hit fifth gear by rattling off a 28-9 run in what remained in the period and carried a 73-50 lead at the end of the first half.
It was full steam ahead for the Bucks to open out the second half and they led by as much as 32 at the nine-minute mark of the third quarter.
The Wizards battled back as the period wore on, but the Bucks fended them off from making things all that interesting and held a 100-84 advantage after three.
With the help of their starters for the night all seeing the floor for stretches throughout the fourth and final frame, the Bucks calmly put away the Wizards to lock down their 38th victory of the season well before the sound of the final buzzer.
So without further ado, let’s dig into what stood out the most in the Bucks’ win over the Washington Wizards from Saturday night, starting with the commanding performance of superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.