In Thursday night NBA action, the Washington Wizards will visit Fiserv Forum to take on the Milwaukee Bucks. The Wizards (30-41) have dropped eight of their previous ten games and trail Atlanta by 4.5 games for tenth place in the East. On Monday, Washington was outscored by 21 points during the fourth quarter of a 115-97 road loss against Houston.
Washington C Kristaps Porzingis tallied a team-high 22 points on 7-for-18 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds. Rui Hachimura added 16 points and eight rebounds in a losing effort for the Wizards.
The Milwaukee Bucks have won eight of their last ten games and trail Miami by two full games for the top spot in the East. On Tuesday, Milwaukee raced out to a 13-point lead after one quarter and cruised to a 126-98 home victory versus Chicago. The Bucks (45-27) dominated the Bulls on the glass by a 55-33 margin and shot a scorching 61 percent from the field.
Milwaukee G Jrue Holiday led all scorers with 27 points on 12-for-17 shooting and dished out seven assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo contributed 25 points, 17 rebounds, and five assists for the Bucks.