In a super tight game all night long, the Milwaukee Bucks snuck out a victory against the Washington Wizards, 135-134.
We knew this one had the potential to be high scoring, and right away, the Wizards got to work. Led by 12 points from Bradley Beal, Washington carried a 37-29 lead into the second quarter.
Donte DiVincenzo continued to shine in the second quarter, as his three ball really allowed the Bucks to keep this one close for the majority of the period. As the horn sounded for the second quarter, both teams were knotted up at 71 apiece.
Milwaukee would keep things rolling into the fourth quarter. A Jrue Holiday floater would put the cherry on the top for a strong quarter, providing Milwaukee an eight point lead, 103-95.
It was close throughout the final minutes in the fourth, but then Pat Connaughton connected on two massive threes that padded Milwaukee’s lead to five. Brook Lopez would then get a huge offensive rebound and put-back. Washington would have a chance to win it on a Garrison Mathews half-court shot, but it rattled off the rim.
Stat That Stood Out
I gotta go with Donte DiVincenzo for this one. We’ve seen him struggle in some of the recent games, but right from the start of this one, he was in a certain mode. Immediately in the first quarter, his three ball seemed to be really finding the groove. When it was all said and done, the Big Ragu would finish with five threes and 19 points. It was surely a big performance for him and one that he will look to use for momentum moving forward.