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Wizards Knock off Defending Champion Bucks, 101-94

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

Bradley Beal Does it Again Scoring 30 points to Help Knock off the Bucks

It has been quite a few years since we talked about the Wizards and a 7-3 record and defeating the defending NBA Champions all in first month of the season. Well tonight was that night we talked about, as the Wizards put together another all around team effort led by Bradley Beal’s 30 points.

This is the first time the Wizards are off to a 7-3 start since the 2014-15 season.

“We made it tough on them,” Beal said after the Wizards limited the Bucks to 39 percent shooting.

“I feel like I played a playoff game tonight,” Beal later added.

Kyle Kuzma added 15 points and 10 rebounds to help Washington snap an eight-game losing streak in the series with the Bucks. Montrezl Harrell also had 15 points, and Daniel Gafford added 11 points.

The Bucks wouldn’t just fold late in the fourth quarter and they had the game within striking distance at 6 points with just over a minute remaining to play. This is when Beal took over and hit two clutch shots putting the Wizards back up by 10 with just under a minute remaining.

Giannis Antetokounmpo 29 points and 18 rebound

Milwaukee who has been shuffling its line-up over the past four games with Khris Middleton out on the COVID-19 list, is off to a 4-6 start to the season.

Another big take away from tonight’s game was the Wizards were able to close out a game late. In previous seasons, Beal even on nights when he scored 40 plus points had had leads of over 10 points in the final few minutes of games, just could not find a way to close games out. Tonight was different, this season is different.

Next up for the Wizards, a trip to Cleveland who has started the season 7-4.

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