NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Washington
(Friday, March 5th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 102, Washington 74
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Andrew Bogut had 19 and 10 rebounds to pace the Milwaukee Bucks past the Washington Wizards, 102-74, at the Verizon Center.
Carlos Delfino also had 19 and six rebounds, while John Salmons added 17, five rebounds and five assists for the Bucks, who have won eight of their last nine games and 14-of-18.
"We were very focused, kept them under 20 points in the quarters," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "Our defense was active, the ball movement was great again. We played like we had something to play for. It was a great effort for us."
Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee each totaled 13 points and McGee added 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season for a Wizards squad that has lost four of five. Washington did not tally a 20-point quarter in the effort, shot just 37.8 percent and totaled only 10 assists.
"We can't let one (loss) ruin the rest of your season," Blatche said. "These kind of games happens to every team in the league."
The Bucks scored 13 in a row during the first quarter to take command. Delfino started the flurry with a short jumper. Bogut added an alley-oop jam and his dunk ended the burst for a 22-11 margin with 4:12 remaining in the period. The Bucks ended the quarter leading 28-19.
The Bucks extended the lead to 18 at 43-25 with 6:28 left in the second quarter on a Bogut layup, but the Wizards outscored Milwaukee 11-8 the rest of the quarter to end the half down 51-36.
Blatche's dunk had Washington within 51-40, but Milwaukee scored the next 10, with Salmons netting half of those points.
Milwaukee got the advantage up to 26 by the end of the third quarter as Luke Ridnour made a layup and a free throw with 59.5 second remaining, extending the lead to 81-55.
Ridnour converted on a jump shot to widen the margin to a game-high-tying 31 at 94-63 with 6:55 left. He finished with 13 points.
Milwaukee swept the home-and-home series with the Wizards and have won six of the past eight meetings...Bucks coach Scott Skiles is now three wins away from 350 for his career...Blatche made just 5-of-16 shots in the game after converting on 52.4 percent of his field goals in his previous nine games...Washington plays next at Boston on Sunday, while Milwaukee is home against Cleveland on Saturday.
03/06 00:47:40 ET