Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks Preview
Wizards 14-23 vs Bucks 24-14
When: Monday, March 15th, at 7p.m.
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
TV: NBCSWA, NBA League Pass / Radio: WFED 1500 AM
Wizards: Thomas Bryant (Out/ Left ACL Surgery), Ish Smith (Out/ Quad), Davis Bertans (Day to Day/ Right Calf Tightness), Brad Beal (Day to Day/ Knee) , Raul Neto ( Day to Day/ Left Rib Contusion)
114.4 - points per game
119.7 - points against
45.9 - Field Goal %
119.4 - points per game
112.4 - points against
48.6 - Field Goal %
Keep an eye on:
Rui Hachimura: staying aggressive on both ends. Hachimura more than held his own battling the two time MVP and defensive player of the year Giannis Antetokounmpo. 29 points and 11 rebounds on 11-18 shooting from the field isn't easy to get against Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, yet, Hachimura proved he's capable of doing so. All signs point to Brad Beal playing so I wouldn't expect Hachimura to have the second most attempts tonight, but, Hachimura has to maintain the same level of aggression offensively and taking on the challenge to slow down Antetokounmpo while playing sound defensive in help situations.
Rebounding: has been an achilles heel for the Wizards during their three game losing streak. In their three losses, they've been out-rebounded 191 to 134. In their win over the Clippers, their last win, Washington lost the battle on the boards 54-52. When Washington is competitive on the boards, they control the pace of the game, they limit opportunities for opponents and they usually win.