Milwaukee — The Milwaukee Bucks lost their second consecutive game to the Washington Wizards 99-88 on Monday night in Milwaukee.
Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points and eight rebounds to lead the Bucks in scoring, but the Bucks struggled to get production off the bench with only 16 total points. Forward Khris Middleton had 15 points on the night and guard Eric Bledsoe had 14 for Milwaukee.
Guard Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 23 points and five assists. He was one of six Wizards to reach double-figures in scoring. Kelly Oubre Jr. was the high scorer off the bench with 18 points.
The loss drops Milwaukee to 8-8 on the season. They head west for a four game west coast trip starting off with the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. The head through Utah, Sacramento, and Portland before returning to Milwaukee on December 2 against the Kings.
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.