Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Sol Tucker
Not only did Antetokounmpo lead his Bucks in scoring with 27 points and a second victory over the Wizards in just 10 days, but he grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds in a 104-95 victory.
The Wizards got 27 points and nine assists from John Wall and 19 points off the bench from Kelly Oubre. But just like on Jan. 6 when these teams last met, Antetokounmpo was the difference in Milwaukee pulling away in a tight game late.
The biggest difference in the game today was the number of turnovers the Wizards had that turned into scoring opportunities for the Bucks.
Washington’s 24 turnovers were a season high and six short of the franchise record. The Wizards kept it close despite giving the ball away much more than usual.
“That really hurt us,” coach Scott Brooks said. “It has been the last few games, no question. We have to stop it from happening. It’s costing us a great opportunity. Basically 24 turnovers is basically one entire quarter of not playing offense. It’s hard to win that way.”
This was the last of the 5 game home stand for the Wizards who now embark on a 5 game road trip over the next 12 days.