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.
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