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                   === Beal helps Wizards get past Bucks ===
 Milwaukee,  WI (Sports Network) - In his second game back from a wrist injury,
 Bradley  Beal  posted a career-high with  28 points and the Washington Wizards
 notched  their first  four-game winning  streak of  the season  with a  102-90
 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.
 Beal  got  plenty of help,  however, as John Wall,  Emeka Okafor and Nene each
 contributed  double-doubles to the Wizards' fourth straight win over a playoff
 caliber team.
 Wall  had 14 points  to go with 10 assists and Okafor tallied 12 points and 10
 rebounds.  Nene  followed Beal's scoring effort  with 21 points in addition to
 recording 13 rebounds and six assists.
 The  Bucks,  now losers  of four  in a  row and  six of  their last seven, had
 trouble  shooting  the  basketball,  converting just  37.9  percent  of  their
 "We had a bunch of good looks and we couldn't make them," Bucks head coach Jim
 Boylan  said.  "Our defense was  terrible, and our  inability to make our open
 shots gave them a comfort and they took advantage of it."
 Monta  Ellis  finished with 24  points, eight  assists, seven rebounds and six
 steals in the setback.
 After  falling behind by as many as 10 in the first, the Wizards took the lead
 late in the second and never gave it back.
 Beal  broke  the 44-44 tie  in second  with a triple  and then followed with a
 layup  soon  after to  push the  Wizards' lead to  49-45. He  scored 16 of his
 points in the first half alone.
 "My  teammates did a great job finding me," Beal said. "I was just so happy to
 be open tonight."
 Washington  led by  as many as 10  in the third before the Bucks reduced their
 deficit to 70-68 late in the quarter.
 Ellis  hit a  pair of  jumpers around  a Mike  Dunleavy triple  during an  8-0
 Milwaukee  run, but  Wall knocked  down a  fadeway and  added two  free throws
 before  quarter's  end to help  Washington keep a  74-71 lead heading into the
 Beal  hit his  fourth triple of the  contest to begin the final period and the
 Wizards'  advantage expanded  to nine following scores from Kevin Seraphin and
 Trevor Ariza.
 A  6-0  run brought the  Bucks as close  as they would  get at 81-78, but Nene
 scored five straight points, with his three-point play igniting an 11-2 run to
 put Milwaukee away for good.
                                   Game Notes
 The  Wizards  earned just their  fourth road victory  of the season. They have
 lost  21  times away  from home  in 2012-13 ...  Washington hasn't allowed 100
 points  in a game since Jan. 25 ... Milwaukee's Larry Sanders missed his third
 straight  game  with a lower  back contusion  ... Washington ended a four-game
 losing streak in Milwaukee.
 02/12 00:26:46 ET

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