The Wizards and Bucks have split two games thus far this season. Tonight, they will square off again, as John Wall leads Washington against Brandon Jennings and Milwaukee. Tip time is at 7 p.m. at the Verizon Center.
The Wizards are coming off a 113-102 road loss to the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, while the Bucks are coming off an 89-83 home loss to the mighty Boston Celtics. The Bucks will catch a break, as center Andrew Bogut returns to action for the first time since February 26. Bogut continues to be bothered by injuries suffered in a devastating fall last April.
The Bucks need this victory if they want any chance to make the playoffs. They trail the Indiana Pacers by 3.5 games for the eighth and final playoff spot. They had high expectations coming into the season after a surprising season last year, but injuries and sluggish play has put them in danger of even returning to the playoffs in the first place.
The Wizards, meanwhile, are without Rashard Lewis, Josh Howard and Cartier Martin tonight. Maurice Evans will start at small forward.