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Washington Wizards (8-13)


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Bucks, Wizards need their defenses to step up

WASHINGTON -- The Wizards finally got defensive after largely suspect work on that end of the court this season. Expect some tinkering from the Milwaukee Bucks in that area before facing the backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal after an epic collapse in advance of facing Washington.

Wall nearly outscored the Denver Nuggets in Washington's 92-85 win Thursday even though the point guard's nine points were hardly an astounding total. The Nuggets only had 12 in the final period -- four over the last 10 minutes -- and 33 in the second half as the Wizards (8-13) eventually overcame a 14-point hole in the first quarter.

Washington forced 29 turnovers and held Denver to 7 of 32 on 3-point attempts. All of this came after the Orlando Magic scored a season-high 124 points in Tuesday's road win over the Wizards, who rank 28th this season in 3-point shooting defense.

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Leaders
Points: John Wall23.6
Rebounds: Marcin Gortat11.8
Assists: John Wall9.5
FG%: Marcin Gortat55.9%
Steals: John Wall2.16
Blocks: Marcin Gortat1.24
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.0 (20)
Rebounds: 43.7 (16)
Assists: 23.1 (22)
FG%: 46.4% (26)
FT%: 71.0% (1)
3P%: 37.5% (28)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 103.7 (18)
Rebounds: 42.6 (23)
Assists: 21.4 (19)
FG%: 45.4% (11)
FT%: 77.2% (18)
3P%: 35.9% (10)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Charlotte 14 9 .609 --
Atlanta 12 12 .500 2.5
Orlando 10 14 .417 4.5
Washington 8 13 .381 5.0
Miami 7 16 .304 7.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/23/2016 Jarell Eddie Waived
10/23/2016 Casper Ware Waived
10/23/2016 Casper Ware Waived
10/23/2016 Johnny O'Bryant III Waived
9/23/2016 Casper Ware Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
11/28/2016 Ian Mahinmi Sore knee
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