The Wizards are still seeking their first win of the 2012-'13 season, falling to Milwaukee, 101-91 at the Verizon Center.
Top draft pick Bradley Beal had his finest day as a pro, scoring 22 points, but it wasn't enough to keep the Bucks from improving to 3-1 on the season.
Washington continues to play without injured stars John Wall and Nene, but Beal insists the club is not discouraged.
"That's one thing that we most definitely try to avoid," the No. 3 overall pick in the June draft said. "I mean, once we get that, we hang our heads low, then we come out sluggish, and then teams really start beating us. And then we just get into the `I don't care anymore' mode."
Trevor Ariza showed signs of life for the Wizards, scoring 15 points, while pulling down eight rebounds and dishing out four assists.
The Wizards with back to back games, on the road tonight against the Pacers in Indianapolis.