NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Washington
(Friday, November 10th)
Final Score: Washington 116, Milwaukee 111
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Gilbert Arenas had 29 points, 11 assists and five rebounds as the Washington Wizards held off the Milwaukee Bucks, 116-111, at the Verizon Center.
Antawn Jamison netted 24 and pulled down eight rebounds while Caron Butler added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who have won two in a row and three of their last four contests.
Michael Redd poured in 28 points and Charlie Villanueva chipped in 18 points and seven boards for the Bucks, who have lost three straight games. Andrew Bogut and Dan Gadzuric both scored 15 points in the loss.
Villanueva's layup pushed the lead to 11, 91-80, but the Wizards fought back with a 16-6 rally, highlighted by an up-and-under reverse layup, resulting in a three-point play from Butler, cutting the deficit to 97-96 with under six minutes to play.
Trailing 99-98 with 4:12 remaining, Butler was fouled by Maurice Williams while shooting a trey. He drained all three from the stripe for a 101-99 advantage, the Wizards first lead since 61-60 in the third.
The lead went back-and-forth until Antonio Daniels' three-point play for a 106-104 Washington edge with 2:43 on the clock.
Williams' jumper on the opposite ended evened the score at 106, but the Wizards moved in front, 108-106, as Jamison caught Butler's air ball and laid it in.
Jamison then picked up a loose ball underneath the basket and gave Washington a 110-106 margin with 58.2 to play.
Redd hit a pair at the line but Arenas got the two right back with a layup. Williams missed a three and Butler threw a half-court pass to Arenas, who's layup with 18.6 left extended the lead to 114-108.
Milwaukee wouldn't go away as Villanueva drained a trey with 13.2 ticks remaining.
However, Arenas hit a pair at the free throw line to seal the victory.
"Frustrating, frustrating," said Redd. "That one word describes it all. We had the game won and for some reason we couldn't finish it out. I don't know what happened. We had a great run going and somehow faltered."
Jamison's three-pointer as the quarter expired gave the Wizards a 33-23 lead after the opening 12 minutes of play.
DeShaun Stevenson's layup extended the Washington lead to 53-37, but Milwaukee closed the half with a 14-6 run, capped by Redd's three-point play, narrowing the gap to 59-51.
The Bucks opened up the third quarter with a 14-2 surge, ending with a three- point play from Ruben Patterson, to move in front 65-61.
Milwaukee doubled up Washington, 34-17, in the third quarter as the Bucks took an 85-76 margin into the final frame.
Arenas had scored at least 40 points in each of his last three home games, dating back to last season...Washington's Jarvis Hayes finished with 15 points while Daniel ended with 13...Each team connected on 48 percent of its shots from the floor...Milwaukee scored 58 points in the paint.
11/11 00:07:07 ET