When: Saturday, January 5 at 8 p.m.
Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Win probability: Washington has a 67 percent chance of winning, according to FiveThirtyEight.
Wizards: Sheldon Mac (Out, Achilles), Otto Porter (Questionable, Back)
Bucks: Jabari Parker (Out, ACL), Mirza Teletovic (Out, Lungs)
What to Watch for
Can the Wizards continue to persevere on the second half of back-to-backs?
In a season mired with inconsistencies, perhaps the most unusual one is that Washington has been the best team in the league on tired legs so far this season. They’re 4-1 in games with zero days of rest, including a win over the Bucks in Milwaukee earlier this season.
Part of the team’s improvement on back-to-backs can be attributed to better depth, and part of it is due to needing redemptive wins after sloppy losses on the front end of back-to-backs. But whatever you attribute it to, it will be interesting to see if it holds up as they face a team close to them in the standings looking for their own redemption after a 19 point loss at home to the Raptors on Friday.
A random moment in Wizards - Bucks history: Gilbert Arenas’ dagger to beat Milwaukee
Wanna feel old?
That happened 11 years ago.