As each day for the playoffs draws closer, no one but the Wizards could leave us wondering what might happen to their seeding and especially in their match-up tonight the Bucks ,where again really did not show up until the 3rd quarter of the game.
“We just played defense that third quarter,” Wizards point guard John Wall said. “That’s how we’ve got to play for 48 minutes and get teams out of their rhythm.”
“Chicago came out and they let us know what a playoff game is like, and they came out with a vengeance and let us know how it’s going to be,” Wall said. “Charlotte, they came out and did the same thing. They came out to leave a statement, and that’s what hurt us. But we stuck with each other. We’ve got to try to win the last two games.”
For the Bucks they played a very solid game considering that had to play with a rotation of just 8 players due to injury and were led by the very speedy Ramon Sessions 20 points and Khris Middleton who also chipped in 20 points.
The loss tonight by the Bucks guarantees them at least a tie for the worst record with the 76ers in the NBA.
The Bucks shot exactly 50 percent (10-for-20, 8-for-16) in each of the first three quarters. The Wizards made 8 of 22 3-pointers, which was a slightly better than we have seen lately, after going just 6-for-50 in their previous three games.
The Wizards again played without Nene, who recently returned from a sprained left knee. Nene felt stiff before the game and was therefore rested on a second half of a back-to-back. Trevor Booker had another solid outing, scoring 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting.
Washington has two more games to finish out the regular season, one of those on Monday will feature the Heat who are battling Indiana for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.