Wow. It's been a pretty eventful 36 hours hasn't it? In case you missed it, here's a list of all the unexpected things that have happened since the Wizards tipped off against the Chicago Bulls Monday night:
- Drew Gooden recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
- DeJuan Blair took (and made) multiple free throw line jumpers.
- The Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 114-110
- Marcin Gortat was hospitalized with a knee infection
Great fuc.... Day pic.twitter.com/RNmEPihXwD— Marcin Gortat (@MGortat) January 12, 2016
- John Wall announced he will be getting a precautionary MRI on the vastus medialis obliquus in his left leg
- Wall fired his former agent Dan Fegan, making him in addition to a sneaker free agent, an agent free agent.
- Wall reportedly signed with agent and throwback jersey aficionado Rich Paul.
- Bradley Beal returned to practice.
And now, on top of all that, the team has to prepare to play a Milwaukee Bucks team fresh off a defeat of the suddenly struggling Chicago Bulls.
When: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Verizon Center
Watch on: CSN Mid-Atlantic in the DMV, Fox Sports Wisconsin for those in America's Dairyland. Otherwise, NBA League Pass is available with a subscription.
Listen to: 99.1 WNEW FM in the DMV, AM 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee
It's #WizSocial Night!
Wednesday is #WizSocial Night at Verizon Center. The Wizards will wear special shooting shirts featuring their Twitter handles, and you'll be encouraged to Tweet, post on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, you name it. They're also offering these shirts as well, at least for those who will pay for a $30 package:
Now if only I can get those Wizards emojis to work every time the Wizards make a great play.
Bradley Beal (fibula), while practicing with the team is out, along with Alan Anderson (ankle), and Marcin Gortat (knee). Kris Humphries (knee) is questionable.
UPDATE: Marcin Gortat is out tonight, according to J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic but Bradley Beal is a game time decision.
For the Bucks, Jerryd Bayless (ankle), and Greivis Vasquez (ankle) are out, while O.J. Mayo (hamstring) are questionable.
Most Likely Wizards Killer: Khris Middleton
Khris Middleton is averaging 21.6 points, 5.2 assists, and 3.4 rebounds over his last five games, all but assuming the role as the Bucks most important player. Middleton's a scorer who can hurt teams in a number of ways --especially from behind the arc -- and the Wizards will have to slow him down in order to get the win.
They were able to slow down Jimmy Butler on Monday, can they repeat the performance tonight?