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National Basketball Association
Preview
Washington at Milwaukee
When: 8:30 PM ET, Saturday, November 22, 2014
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Teams on opposite ends of the spectrum meet Saturday when the visiting Washington Wizards play the Milwaukee Bucks. The Wizards enter with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference after having throttled LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 91-78 on Friday. Milwaukee, on the other hand, trailed by as many as 52 points in a 124-83 loss at Toronto on Friday.

John Wall had 28 points on 12-of-20 shooting and seven assists against Cleveland as Washington won for the fourth time in five games. Milwaukee shot just 36.5 percent from the field and was outrebounded 57-30 in having its three-game win streak snapped. Washington easily defeated Milwaukee 108-97 on Nov. 1 behind 19 points, 10 assists and five steals from Wall.

TV: 8:30 p.m ET, FSN Wisconsin (Milwaukee), CSN Mid-Atlantic (Washington)

ABOUT THE WIZARDS (8-3): Wall bounced back from a poor performance in a 105-102 loss to Dallas on Wednesday, when he shot 5-of-17 for 11 points and missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer. Washington has received a lift with the return of Bradley Beal (broken left wrist), who had 21 points in 26 minutes against Dallas and scored 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting versus Cleveland. Beal averaged 17.1 points and shot 40.2 percent from the arc last season.

ABOUT THE BUCKS (7-6): Milwaukee has something special in 19-year-old rookies Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo, who became the first set of teenage teammates to both score 14 or more points in a game Wednesday in Brooklyn. Parker scored 15 points against the Raptors and Antetokounmpo seven in only 15 minutes as he battled an ankle sprain suffered in Brooklyn. Milwaukee's first five losses were by a combined 41 points - the same margin of defeat Friday.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Bucks G Brandon Knight scored 24 points in the first game this season against Washington.

2. The Wizards are off to their best start since 1974-75.

3. Washington is 27-14 since last season's All-Star game.

PREDICTION: Wizards 103, Bucks 95

Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Washington 8-3 W1 5-1 3-2 0-0 8-3 2-1 8-2
Milwaukee 7-6 L1 4-1 3-5 0-0 7-6 1-2 5-6
Last Meeting
Washington Milwaukee
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/1/14 MIL 97 WAS 108 108 34 54.8 97 42 42.5
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Washington Nene 22 83.3 2
Milwaukee B. Knight 24 60.0 3
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Washington M. Gortat 9 1 8
Milwaukee J. Parker 11 5 6
Assists Player  
Washington J. Wall 10
Milwaukee B. Knight 6
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Washington J. Wall 299 42.1 79
Milwaukee J. Parker 262 43.9 47
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Washington M. Gortat 156 37 119
Milwaukee G. Antetokounmpo 118 19 99
Assists Player  
Washington J. Wall 124
Milwaukee B. Knight 106
Quickchart Matchup
Washington Off vs  Milwaukee Defense
98.3 Points For
98.5 Points Against
46.4 FG%
44.2 FG%
42.1 Reb
43.1 Reb
Milwaukee Off vs  Washington Defense
95.4 Points For
95.5 Points Against
44.2 FG%
43.2 FG%
43.1 Reb
42.7 Reb