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Milwaukee 104, Washington 95
When: 2:00 PM ET, Monday, January 15, 2018
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials: #8 Marc Davis, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance: 19607
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points with a career-high 20 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a two-game skid with a 104-95 victory over the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on Monday.

Eric Bledsoe scored 23 for the Bucks, who went 8-of-16 (50 percent) from beyond the arc. Khris Middleton added 19 points for Milwaukee.

John Wall scored 22 of his 27 points in the first half for the Wizards, who finished a five-game homestand at 2-3. Bradley Beal finished with 19 points for Washington.

The Bucks also beat Washington 110-103 on Jan. 6. Once again, it was a highly contested game with 15 ties and 13 lead changes.

Kelly Oubre Jr. made a 3-pointer at the buzzer that pulled the Wizards to within 78-72 heading into the final quarter. The momentum continued as a layup and free throw by Wall tied the game 78-78.

Oubre, who finished with 19 points off the bench, made three free throws and then had a putback that gave Washington an 90-87 cushion with 7:20 left in the game. The Bucks would not go quietly and a layup by Bledsoe tied the game 93-93 with 5:17 remaining.

A layup by Middleton capped a 9-0 run and the Bucks led 100-93 with 1:55 left. Milwaukee never trailed again and sealed the game from the free-throw line.

Washington was hampered by 23 turnovers, including seven by Beal.

The game started scrappy when Washington center Marcin Gortat and Bledsoe were each assessed a technical foul for shoving each other midway through the opening quarter before order was restored.

Wall had 16 points with three assists and the Wizards held a 30-28 edge at the end of the first quarter. Washington shot 11-of-20 (55 percent) from the field.

The teams then combined for nine turnovers in opening four minutes of second quarter. Malcolm Brogdon made 2-foot layup at the buzzer and the Bucks led 53-51 at the break.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Milwaukee   Washington
Giannis Antetokounmpo 27 Scoring John Wall 27
Giannis Antetokounmpo 6 Assists John Wall 9
Giannis Antetokounmpo 20 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 7
Giannis Antetokounmpo 9 Free Throws Made John Wall 12
Eric Bledsoe 4 Steals Otto Porter Jr. 3
Giannis Antetokounmpo 2 Blocks John Wall 2
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 104 46.9 8-16 20-29 21 44 6 14 19
Washington 95 42.1 6-21 25-31 19 39 8 10 24
Upcoming Games
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Wizards have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Miami. The Bucks have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .600 after a loss.