When: Monday, March 15 at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
How to watch: NBC Sports Washington
Wizards: Bradley Beal (Knee, Game Time Decision); Davis Bertans (Hamstring, Game Time Decision); Ish Smith (Quad, Out); Thomas Bryant (Knee, Out)
The Washington Wizards (14-23) will face the Milwaukee Bucks (24-14) at again after losing to them Saturday night 125-119. The Wizards were without Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans due to injuries. With only 9 players suited up, the Wizards held their own and were led by Russell Westbrook, who had a triple-double (42 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists). Rui Hachimura had one of the best games of his young career with 29 points, 11 rebounds, and 1 assist despite going scoreless in the 4th quarter. He went 11-18 from the field and was perfect from the free-throw line.
Giannis Antetokounmpo went to work on the Wizards, posting his 6th triple-double of the season and second straight with 33 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. The Bucks had 8 of their 10 players score in double-figures and their bench, which was half of the team, put up 37 points.
The Wizards could definitely use Beal and Bertans but it is unclear if they will suit up in this second game against Milwaukee. The one major stat the Wizards could improve upon Monday night is rebounding. They were out-rebounded 57-41 in their last matchup, with only 6 being on offense. They’re going to need to crash the boards, especially in the frontcourt. With or without Beal, if the Wizards come with similar energy and intensity, it could be another good game.