Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks Preview
Wizards 22-29 vs Bucks 37-13
When: Saturday, February 2nd, at 7 p.m.
Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
TV: NBCSWA, FSWIS / Radio: 1500 AM, 620 AM/ 103.3 FM WTMJ
Wizards: Dwight Howard (Day to Day/ Back), John Wall (Out for the season/ Haglund’s deformity and chronic Achilles tendon injury), Markieff Morris (Day to Day/ Stinger, Neck Stiffness),
Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo (Out/ Bilateral heel Bursitis)
112.7 - points per game
115.3 - points against
46.5 - Field goal %
117.0 - points per game
107.3 - points against
48.1 - field goal %
Keep an eye on:
DEFENSE/Rebounding THAT IS THE FOCUS: bring the same level of intensity on defense and the boards that they brought in a win over the Pacers Wednesday. In the win Washington held Indiana to 39 percent shooting from the field, 29 percent from deep and won the rebounding battle 52-48. When Washington defends and rebound, they win. Dekker was huge off the bench, leading the team in rebounds with 9 while all-star guard Brad Beal grabbed 6 rebounds as well. Milwaukee is a different animal. With MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way, the Bucks currently have the best record in the NBA where they rank fifth in rebounds (48.8) and rank third in field goal percentage (48%). Washington has to bring it in these areas to be competitive or it will be a long night.