Washington Wizards (7-26) At Milwaukee Bucks (13-20)
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
-Tuesday night's game is the second of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks. The two teams will meet again on April 2nd and April 18th in Washington. The Bucks won the first meeting, 102-81, on December 30th in Milwaukee.
-Last game versus Sacramento...The Wizards were defeated by the Sacramento Kings, 115-107, on February 22nd at Verizon Center...Jordan Crawford led all scorers with a season-high 32 points on 12-of-19 from the field...John Wall tallied 21 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds...Nick Young scored 17 points...JaVale McGee scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds...Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton each scored 22 points for the Kings.
-Last time versus Milwaukee...The Wizards fell to the Milwaukee Bucks, 102-81 on December 30th in Milwaukee...Jordan Crawford led all scorers with 24 points in 35:51 minutes of play off of the bench...Rashard Lewis scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds...JaVale McGee added 10 points and nine rebounds...Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 22 points.
-The Wizards scored 68 points in the first half versus Sacramento (2/22). The last time the Wizards scored 68 points in a half was February 13, 2011 at Cleveland. The Wizards won that contest, 115-100 over the Cavaliers.
-Jordan Crawford became the first Wizard to score 21 points in the first half of a game since Tracy Murray scored 23 points off of the bench for Washington, on April 15, 1998 versus Cleveland.
-John Wall is averaging 18.1 points, 8.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks per game, while shooting .481 percent from the field in 12 games during the month of February.
-Nick Young is averaging 18.4 points per game in 12 games during the month of February.
-Wizards-Bucks connections...Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld was the Bucks General Manager for four years prior to joining the Wizards; a stint that included three playoff berths, a trip to the 2001 Eastern Conference Finals… Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell played for the Bucks from 1998-2003…Wizards guard Roger Mason and Bucks forward Drew Gooden were teammates in San Antonio in 2008-2009 for 19 games … Wizards forward Ronny Turiaf and Bucks forward Stephen Jackson were teammates on the Golden State Warriors from 2008-2009…Bucks guard Shaun Livingston appeared in 26 games for the Wizards during the 2009-10 season and averaged 9.2 points and 4.5 assists per game.