The Washington Wizards had no trouble knocking down shots in this one, going 43-80 (53.8%) from the field, including 15-28 (53.6%) from three-point range, to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 114-107. This is the eighth win for Washington (33-29) in its last 10 games.
Trevor Ariza had another strong performance, scoring 28 points on 9-12 shooting from the field (5-7 from behind the arc) and 5-9 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Washington were Drew Gooden with 13 points and 5 rebounds, and Marcin Gortat with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Brandon Knight had another strong game for Milwaukee despite the loss, putting up 25 points on 9-20 shooting (2-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-5 from the free throw line. John Henson added 12 points and 6 rebounds.
The Wizards combined an eFG% of 63.1% with 53.6% 3-point shooting. They are 8-1 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Bucks, on the other hand, are 1-13 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
Milwaukee (12-50) has now lost three in a row.
Coming up, the Wizards square off with the Miami Heat, who are 43-16 on the season. The Bucks match up against the Orlando Magic, currently sitting at 19-45 this year. The Wizards have a 1-1 record against Miami this season. The Bucks have come up empty in two of their last three games against Orlando.