Tonight, the Wizards close out the first half of the schedule as they head to Milwaukee to face a team they've had great success against this season. Washington is 3-0 vs. the Bucks this season, including a 118-113 comeback win in Milwaukee early in the season.
The Wizards have played well against the Bucks this season because they're essentially a weaker version of themselves. Both teams tried to adapt their rosters to play a more modern style this summer, but both teams are still works in progress, as you can see from where they stand in the Eastern Conference standings.
Washington just happens to be further along in their development than the Bucks, who are so desperate for a spark they brought Michael Carter-Williams and Greg Monroe off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Celtics. But as crazy as it sounds, it worked as they were able to pull off an upset against the Celtics. If the Wizards aren't careful, the same thing could happen to them this evening.
When: 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee
TV: CSN Mid-Atlantic
Radio: 99.1 WNEW
Alan Anderson is out, and Gary Neal is questionable for the Wizards.
John Henson and Greivis Vasquez are out for the Bucks.
Most likely Wizards Killer: Jerryd Bayless
Bayless has made nine threes in his last two games, which is a big help for Milwaukee who needs all the outside shooting they can get. Washington has kept him from getting too hot in their first three meeting and they'll need to do more of the same tonight to keep Milwaukee from having a shot.
Thankfully, the Wizards have someone who knows how to get in Bayless' head when it comes to shooting jumpers.