Bucks can’t overcome turnovers in loss to Wizards

WASHINGTON — The Milwaukee Bucks held as large as a nine-point lead, but squandered the opportunity and fell to the Washington Wizards 110-105 Saturday night.

Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t spared the guilt of costing his team the game, accounting for seven of the team’s 20 turnovers. He still managed to finish with a team-high 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting. He also grabbed 13 rebounds and contributed with seven assists.

”We had 20 turnovers tonight that led to a lot of points. Again, we turned the ball over, we shot a lot of threes there in that five-minute [fourth-quarter] span,” Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said. ”Our strength is the paint. We have to get back to the paint and work from the inside out.”

A career-high 19 points off the bench from Kelly Oubre helped galvanize the win for Washington, despite Milwaukee’s advantage in many areas of the stat sheet. The Bucks shot 50.6 percent from the field, 52 percent from three-point range, and converted on 80 percent (12-of-15) of their free throws.