Feb 28, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Mike Dunleavy (17) holds the ball away from Washington Wizards forward Maurice Evans (6) during the second quarter at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Wizards Vs. Bucks: Last-Second Tip-In Gives Milwaukee 119-118 Win Over Washington

Ersan Ilyasova's putback with 2.2 seconds remaining denied the Wizards their 8th win of the season.

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Wizards Vs. Bucks Recap: Dramatic Washington Comeback Falls Short As Milwaukee Wins 119-118

The Washington Wizards lost their fifth straight game on Tuesday night, falling 119-118 in a thrilling game at the Bradley Center. Ersan Ilyasova tipped in a running Brandon Jennings shot to give the Bucks the one-point lead with just two seconds remaining. Roger Mason would then lose his balance and be whistled for a walk on the Wizards final possession, as the comeback effort fell short. The Wizards were down by as many as 22 points in the first half before a furious comeback attempt at the end of the second quarter and the start of the third.

On their previous possession, John Wall hit a dramatic running one-hander to give the Wizards a 118-117 lead. Wall struggled in the first half but was a huge part of the comeback on the offensive end, attacking the Bucks and dishing 15 assists - matching a career-high. Wall had six assists alone in the third quarter that brought the Wizards even and then scored ten points in the final quarter to keep them in it. Trevor Booker was also huge in the final quarter, scoring a team-high 20 points and grabbing 11 boards. Chris Singleton had a big first half and finished with a career-high 16 points.

It was an impressive effort on the road from the Wizards, who easily could have folded as the Bucks bombed from long range and took the 22-point lead. Mike Dunleavy was on fire, hitting five three-pointers off the bench for Scott Skiles and leading all scorers with 28 points.

But Washington was hitting from outside as well, as the Wiz shot 54 percent from downtown to get back in it. The Wizards got some huge contributions off the bench, as Jordan Crawford, Maurice Evans, and Roger Mason all scored in double figures. Randy Wittman switched up the rotation in the second half, as Javale McGee and Nick Young rode the pine in favor of a perimeter-oriented bench attack. At one point, Evans was a perfect six for six from the field before missing his final attempt and finishing with 15 points. Crawford, who had a couple crucial turnovers down the stretch, was also hitting from outside, drilling three of four three-pointers and adding 19 points. Mason hit four of six threes and finished with 14 points.

After the tough one-point loss, the Wizards now have little time to recuperate as the Orlando Magic come to town on Wednesday night.

For more on this game and all things Washington Wizards basketball, please head over to Bullets Forever. For some perspective from the other bench, please check out Brew Hoop, SB Nation's Milwaukee Bucks blog. And for more on this and every NBA game, head over to the SB Nation NBA basketball hub.

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Wizards Vs. Bucks Score Update: Milwaukee Catches Fire In Second Quarter To Take 67-53 Halftime Lead

The Washington Wizards were blitzed by a hot-shooting Milwaukee Bucks team in their first half of basketball coming out of the NBA's All-Star break. Milwaukee leads 67-53 after 24 minutes at the Bradley Center. The Bucks were on fire from the floor and got a huge boost off the bench, as half their points came from reserve players. A big 13-0 run in just over two minutes boosted Milwaukee's lead to twenty plus points mid way through the second quarter. The Wizards went on a 15-8 run to close out the half and cut the Bucks' lead back to 15.

The Bucks shot 49 percent from the floor to get to 67 in just 24 minutes. Mike Dunleavy keyed that second quarter run, hitting four of seven three pointers off the bench and finishing the half with a game-high 16 points. As for the Wizards, it was Chris Singleton who came out firing, as the rookie wasn't shy putting up seven shots to lead Washington with 13 points - a new career high. John Wall had a rough first half, going two of seven from the floor and committing five turnovers. The Wizards will have to pick up the pressure on the defensive end if they are to get back in this one.

For more on this game and all things Washington Wizards basketball, please head over to Bullets Forever. For some perspective from the other bench, please check out Brew Hoop, SB Nation's Milwaukee Bucks blog. And for more on this and every NBA game, head over to the SB Nation NBA basketball hub.

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Wizards Vs. Bucks: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

After enduring a first half of the season to forget, the 7-26 Washington Wizards will begin the second half of the 2011-2012 season on the road in Milwaukee for a game against the Bucks. The Bucks haven't fared much better, currently siting at 13-20. Here is all the information you need to enjoy tonight's contest.

Location: Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Game Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV Schedule: Comcast SportsNet Plus
TV Announcers: Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier
Radio: 106.7 FM WJFK and the Washington Wizards Radio Network
Radio Announcers: Dave Johnson and Glenn Consor
Odds: Milwaukee is favored by 8.5 points.

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Wizards Vs. Bucks: John Wall, Wizards Head To Milwaukee After All-Star Break

The Washington Wizards got a much needed rest with the All-Star break, can they come out strong in their first game back against the Milwaukee Bucks?

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