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Wizards Vs. Bucks: Wiz Blow Huge Lead Again, Now 0-20 On Road After 100-87 Loss To Bucks

The Wizards have lost half of their road games on the season after another setback in Milwaukee. Once again, the WIzards had a comfortable lead, but could not hold onto it.

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Wizards Vs. Bucks: Wiz Blow Huge Lead Again, Fall To 0-20 On Road In 100-87 Loss To Bucks

Through the Washington Wizards' first 19 road losses, they went through the same pattern: they started slow, would trail by a considerable amount, fight back to take the lead and ultimately succumb to a game-ending run. Wednesday night in Milwaukee, the complete opposite happened.

The Wizards are now 0-20 on the road after blowing an early double-digit lead in a 100-87 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Andray Blatche had 23 points to lead Washington. Nick Young had 21 points, while John Wall had 10 points and 13 assists.

Keyon Dooling also had 23 points to lead Milwaukee. Corey Maggette had 21 points and former Wizard Earl Boykins had 19 points.

Washington jumped out to an eight-point lead after the first quarter and had a double-digit lead early in the second quarter, but quickly lost it, leaving them with a two-point halftime lead of 49-47. In the third quarter, Milwaukee pulled away by outscoring Washington 28-17. The fourth quarter wasn't much better; the WIzards could not get back into the game as they had done in the fourth quarter in previous road outings.

The Wizards are just nine wins away from tying the NBA record for most consecutive road losses to start a season. Their next opportunity will be at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks January 24.


WIzards Vs. Bucks: Bucks Fight Back, Wizards Lead 49-47 At Halftime

So much for the Wizards' fast start.

Despite leading by eight points entering the second quarter and building a double-digit lead, the Wizards blew it and only lead by two, 49-47, at halftime.

Andray Blatche leads the Wizards with 15 points, making him the only Wizard in double figures. John Wall has four points and ten assists, while Nick Young has eight points and three assists.

For the Bucks, Corey Maggette has 12 points, former Wizard Earl Boykins has 11 points and Andrew Bogut has been held off of the scoresheet with just five rebounds,

The Wizards led the Bucks 33-23, but Milwaukee responded with a 24-16 run to cut the lead to just two. The Bucks, who shot 28 percent in the first quarter, are now shooting 42 percent, while Washington is even at 50 percent from the field.


Wizards Vs. Bucks: Wiz Off To Fast Start, Lead 27-19 After First Quarter

The Wizards have had a problem getting off to fast starts on the road, which has led to their abysmal 0-19 record away from Verizon Center, but Wednesday night has proven to be a different story.

Andray Blatche has eight points to lead the Wizards to a 27-19 first quarter lead over the Bucks.

Eight different Wizards scored in the first 12 minutes, including Rashard Lewis and Nick Young's four points and Hohn Wall's two points and seven assists.

Former Wizard Earl Boykins has six points for the Bucks, who are shooting only 26 percent from the field. Conversely, the Wizards are shooting 55 percent from the field.


Wizards Vs. Bucks: Wiz Get Another Chance To Earn First Road Win Against Bucks

The Washington Wizards hope that 20 is indeed the magic number that will finally end their road losing streak. In reality, all they need is one as they head to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks.

With a 0-19 road record, the Wizards are the only team in the NBA winless on the road. In fact, their current skid is the longest in the NBA since the 1997-98 Denver Nuggets started 0-22. Washington hopes to have some momentum coming into Wednesday's game; the Wizards have won four straight at Verizon Center, including an impressive 108-101 win over the Utah Jazz Monday. Nick Young had 25 points and John Wall had a career-high 15 assists.

The Bucks are literally limping; star guard Brandon Jennings has been out with a foot injury. In his absence, Milwaukee has lost three straight, six of seven and is one of seven NBA teams with a losing record at home.

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