Congrats to the Wizards (14-37) who managed to pull out a 100-85 win over the Milwaukee Bucks (20-31) at the Verizon Center last night.
JaVale "Dunk On 'Em" McGee led the Wizards with 16 points, with an impressive 17 rebounds, while Nick Young scored 26.
"It means a lot", said Young on the win. "We worked hard all week in practice."
The Wizards, who are known for coming up short in late quarters of their contests, outscored the Bucks 30-23 in the third quarter, and 23-18 in the fourth.
Bucks' head coach, Scott Skiles, on the Wizards said, “Nick Young played well and then Martin came in and hit some threes. They hurt us in a lot of different areas. Young had a good game; they had some good defensive possessions and hit some good shots. We didn’t get the help that we needed to at times and they took advantage of that.”
Cartier Martin kicked in 15 points to help the Wizards end their long standing losing streak.
There were six Wizards to finish in double digits with 15 points. The Bucks' starting five also scored in double figures.
Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee with 20 points.
“We tried to make a run in the second half, of course", said Jennings. "We didn’t come out real aggressive in the first five minutes so they kind of took advantage and that’s what made it into a big lead.”
Bucks' Andrew Bogut added 12 points, 11 rebounds in the loss to Washington.
Washington takes on the San Antonio Spurs Saturday, February 12th, before facing the much talked about scoreless-without-LeBron-James, Cavaliers, on Sunday, February 13th in Cleveland.
Yeah. A road game.
The Wizards are 0-26 on the road this season. Sunday's matchup between the two teams has everyone anticipating that either way - a win for either team - will send shock waves around the NBA.