The Washington Wizards will host the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. ET. We will have a more detailed preview tomorrow on the Xs and Os, but here are some reasons why this is a very important game for you to attend in person.
This could be a future playoff matchup!
The Bucks are solidly in first place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Wizards, on the other hand, are in striking distance of getting the 8th seed. Assuming both of these scenarios happen, Washington would meet Milwaukee in the first round, making this a very important matchup indeed.
I know a lot of you think that the Wizards are destined for a sweep in the first round if they are postseason bound. Even though I certainly don’t see Washington advancing against Milwaukee in a seven-game series, you never know if the Wizards can sneak in a win, just for good ol’ sake!
The stars on both teams have some previous beef
Beal shoved Antetokounmpo in a 2019 game when they got tangled up. Though we can’t prove it, perhaps this incident got Beal drafted last later that week since he was named an All-Star reserve last season.
Or maybe Beal was trying to see if Antetokoumpo was the “stereotypical soft Euro.” But since Giannis won the MVP award later that year, I think it’s safe to say that he isn’t.
Anyway, both Beal and Antetokounmpo are among the NBA’s most prolific scorers. That alone should make this a fun game to watch, even if the two never got into a dust-up!
How can you get tickets?
This won’t be the game where you can buy two 100 level seats for $5 each. But Washington should be pumped up for this one. Click on the link below to get your tickets.
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