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Wizards vs. Bucks preview: Washington tries to redeem themselves after rough loss in Milwaukee

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NBA: Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

When: Monday, December 26 at 7:00 pm
Where: Verizon Center in Washington D.C.
TV: CSN Mid-Atlantic
Radio: 1500 AM and the Wizards Radio App

Injury Report

Wizards: Ian Mahinmi (Out, Knee), Danuel House (Out, Wrist), Jason Smith (Questionable, Wrist)
Bucks: Khris Middleton (Out, Hamstring), Michael Beasley (Out, Foot), Rashad Vaughn (Day-to-Day, Ankle)

What to Watch for

How will Washington and Milwaukee respond after Friday’s blowout?

The Wizards and Bucks come into Monday’s game facing two very different dilemmas. Washington won’t have any problems finding motivation after their worst loss of the season, but just playing harder and playing at home won’t fix all the issues Washington had on Friday night in Milwaukee. They’ll need better execution and a lot better strategy for how to slow down Giannis Antentokonumpo and Malcolm Brogdon, who both had career nights on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Bucks have to figure out how to stay motivated. It won’t be easy for them to keep up the intensity up against a team they just walloped, especially in a road game the day after Christmas against a team looking for some revenge.

Most Likely Wizards Killer: Mirza Teletovic

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

After picking Teletovic to be the Wizards Killer in Friday’s game, he promptly scored 0 points on 0-9 shooting in 24 minutes of action.

Some might say the Wizards have finally figured out how to slow Teletovic down. Others would say that just means he’s due for a really big night on Monday.