The Washington Wizards are in the Midwest in what will be the final back-to-back of the regular season for them. They face off with the Milwaukee Bucks who are coming off a win over the Brooklyn Nets. The Wizards are coming off a high scoring win over the Indiana Pacers, which was needed if they want to move up in seeding for the play-in tournament.
Both teams seem to be playing to move up in seeding as the Bucks sit in third hoping to move and catch up to the top spot as they’re only three games back. The Wizards are sitting at 10th place but could sneak into the eighth or ninth spot before the season is out.
Washington, despite standings, is still a hot team that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double this season and if he didn’t score again for the remainder of the season that triple-double average would still be in effect. Bradley Beal was leading the league in scoring and could still snatch the scoring title for the first time in his career if Stephen Curry doesn’t grab it.
Notable injury is Rui Hachimura who is out tonight.
Injury/illness status update: Rui Hachimura (illness-non COVID) is out for tonight's #WizBucks.— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) May 5, 2021
Tonights game is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.
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