This wasn't the first time the Bucks have defeated the Wizards, and pushing around bad teams is nothing new to Milwaukee, but of course that doesn't change the fact that they won. Monta Ellis (17 points, 5/11 FG) was sharp tonight matched up against Jordan Crawford, scoring most of his points off of jumpers and from the free throw line. Crawford (23 points, 8/17 FG) didn't have such a bad night either for the Wizards. Brandon Jennings (7/17 FG, 19 points) dominated the third quarter, exploding for 17 points as he helped the Bucks put Washington away for good. The Wizards also couldn't seem to go a possession without fouling, which proved to be immensely helpful. Furthermore, Ekpe Udoh (15 points, 8 rebounds) put up his most promising offensive performance yet, despite his no-stats (Well, no box score stats) reputation. The Bucks haven't had a problem so far beating the lowly teams, and continuing that will likely be necessary to make the playoffs.
Box Scores: Basic / Hoopdata / Basketball Reference/ Popcorn Machine Gameflow
Recaps: Brewhoop / Bucksketball / Behind the Buck Pass / JS Online / Bullets Forever / Truth About It / Washington Post
Notes: USA Today: Bucks aim to wrest final playoff spot from Knicks / JS: Rookies lost in Bucks' shuffle / JS: Nelson reflects on time as coach of Bucks / OnMilwaukee: Bucks effort is worth appreciating / FS: Skiles has very high praise for Dunleavy / FS: Everybody had a hand in on Bucks' 'W' vs. Wiz