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Wizards Pull Off Best Upset of the Season, Knock off the Bucks, 117-113

The Wizards Were Able to Force the Bucks into Some Errant Shots Late in the Fourth Quarter That Keyed a 117-113 Upset Victory

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

At this point in the season the Wizards will take what they can take and tonight they took their best victory of the season with a 117-113 victory over the playoff bound Milwaukee Bucks.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists and reached double figures in all three categories by the end of the third quarter. His lack of scoring in the first half may have been the difference tonight for the Bucks, which came into the night with a 2.5 game lead over Cleveland for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.

The X factor of the Wizards tonight was Forward Corey Kispert, who as of late, has proven that he is finally living up to his draft hype that had him a scoring threat at Gonzaga, something that he has rarely been with the Wizards. Kispert finished with 27 points and commented on the game tonight.

“It’s a step forward, maybe two steps forward,” Kispert said. “This is the attitude we need to have and the aggression we need to have when we play these kinds of games, especially against a championship team like this. Super proud of everybody who played tonight.”

After the game Bucks Head Coach Doc Rivers was asked about the 15- point collapse and the loss as a 12.5-point favorite coming into the game tonight.

“We can’t get better shots, as far as the 3s we had,” Rivers said. “Our best 3-point shooters were wide open. … But we missed a lot of them.”

The Wizards do not get much of a break, as they face the Lakers tomorrow night, who are also battling in their own sense to stay alive for the play in playoff spot. Tonight, they knocked off the Raptors in Toronto. Let’s hope they will be a bit tired from the late arrival into D.C in the early morning.


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