The Washington Wizards host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. Here is all you need to know: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch…
WASHINGTON WIZARDS vs. MILWAUKEE BUCKS
Where: Verizon Center
Tip-off: 7 p.m.
TV: CSN+ (coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Live stream: CSNmidatlantic.com
Radio: 1500 AM
Three things to watch...
Rematch from the weekend
The Wizards and Bucks continue their home-and-home, back-to-back series on Monday night with a second matchup in as many games following the Bucks' blowout win in Milwaukee on Friday night. That 123-96 loss was the most lopsided of the Wizards' season so far. They lost by 27 points and, as John Wall put it, got their a**es whooped.
Perhaps it's a good thing they get another shot at the Bucks so soon after. They can avenge that loss now, rather than wait until weeks or months for a rematch. They also beat the Bucks just a few weeks ago on Dec. 10 at the Verizon Center, where Washington is 10-6 on the season.
The Bucks ran away with Friday's game in the first half when they exploded for 73 points on the Wizards. That set the tone for a forgettable night that saw Milwaukee shoot for 56.3% from the field and commit just 11 turnovers.
The Bucks' two best players each had big games. Giannis Antetokounmpo went off for a career-high 39 points on 12-for-19 shooting including 15-of-17 from the free throw line. He grabbed eight rebounds, dished six assists and notched two steals. Jabari Parker scored 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting with eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Also big for the Bucks was 17 points for rookie Malcom Brogdon. He shot 7-for-7 and also had seven assists and two steals.
Can Beal bounce back?
The Wizards lost on Friday night because of their defense. For the most part, their offense was decent until the fourth quarter when they scored just 17 points. In the first half, they scored a solid 58 points and Otto Porter was on fire.
Bradley Beal, however, will certainly hope for better results on that end of the floor on Monday. Against the Bucks on Friday, he was held to just 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting. Only once this season has he scored less and that was against the Celtics when he left the game with a hamstring injury. Beal will need to make some adjustments heading into the rematch with Milwaukee and it could be an interesting exercise to see where he is at in his development as a scorer. Can the Bucks fool him twice in as many games? The safe bet is probably not.
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