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                === Wizards carry win streak into Milwaukee ===
 
 (Sports  Network) -  The Washington  Wizards will  carry a  three-game winning
 streak  into  Milwaukee Monday night when  they visit the Bucks at the Bradley
 Center.
 
 This  is only  the second  three-game  winning streak  of the  season for  the
 Wizards and all three victories during this recent run came at home. All three
 wins  also came  against playoff-caliber teams - the Los Angeles Clippers, New
 York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
 
 "It  feels  great," said guard John  Wall. "We are finally trusting each other
 and playing hard. Really going strong on the defensive end and moving the ball
 to make big time shots."
 
 The  Wizards  haven't allowed  100 points  in a  game since  Jan. 25 and their
 margin of victory during this winning streak has been 11 ppg.
 
 Washington  built  a 20-point lead at  the half against Brooklyn, then went on
 for  the 89-74 win. They held the Nets to 32.9 percent shooting from the field
 and 27.8 shooting from long range.
 
 Nene, Wall and Martell Webster all scored in double figures for the Wiz.
 
 As  great as Washington  has been lately. going on the road will be a problem.
 At 3-21, the Wizards have the worst away record in the NBA.
 
 The  Bucks  haven't been lighting it  up themselves lately. Milwaukee has lost
 three in a row and five of its last six. The Bucks are 1-2 in their last three
 at  home, including a Saturday night loss at the Bradley Center to the Detroit
 Pistons.
 
 "It's a tough loss," said forward Ersan Ilyasova. "It's disappointing. We have
 to  learn something  from this game. Our  goal is still the same, be a playoff
 team.  These  games right before  the All-Star break are  going to be huge for
 us."
 
 Brandon  Jennings  scored 26 points,  but shot  poorly with an 8-for-27 night.
 Ilyasova,  Samuel  Dalembert and  Mike Dunleavy also  scored in double figures
 against the Pistons.
 
 During  this  poor  run over  the  last  six,  the  Bucks have  been  dreadful
 defensively.  They allowed  102.5 ppg  over that  span, which  is up  from the
 98.55 ppg they surrendered all season.
 
 Larry  Sanders, who has the longest active streak in the NBA with at least one
 block  in 33  straight games,  is  listed as  questionable with  a lower  back
 contusion. He has sat out the last two games.
 
 The  Bucks have won five of six in this series with Washington, including this
 season's  only matchup,  a 101-91 victory in Washington on Nov. 9. The Wizards
 are winless in four straight and 1-7 in their last eight in Milwaukee.
 
 
 02/11 10:53:03 ET

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