Wall had 15 points and 10 assists, but the Bucks held off a late rally that saw the Wizards close to within three points with slightly over a minute remaining in a 99-92 victory on Thursday.
Bryant, an 18-time all-star, will be making his last appearance with his retirement this weekend, adding to an atmosphere that is expected to offset frigid cold temperatures in Canada’s largest city.
The Cavaliers appear to be the class of the conference, but the Celtics could provide an intriguing matchup down the stretch and the Raptors, Hawks, Pacers and Bulls could all be in the mix despite their problems.
Miles scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Saint Joseph’s to an 84-66 win over George Washington Wednesday night, extending its road winning streak to nine games.
One argument is for players to improve their free throw shooting, but the strategy would still ruin a game’s flow and rhythm. That’s why the time has come to change the fouling rules.
Wall finished with 28 points and 17 assists, making four free throws in the final 6.6 seconds, as the Wizards spoiled the Knicks’ first game under coach Kurt Rambis with a 111-108 victory.
Smith-Rivera scored 24 points, moving into sixth place on Georgetown’s all-time scoring list, and the Hoyas crushed St. John’s 92-67 on Monday night.
The Wizards haven’t been as physical as coach Randy Wittman would like and have had a share of defensive lapses, and those habits have prevented them from any kind of consistent play in recent weeks.
Fisher was fired on Monday, with the Knicks having lost their last five games and fading from playoff positioning after losing nine of their last 10.
John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter each scored more than 20 points for the Wizards, who couldn’t hold on in the second half and lost to the Hornets, 108-104, on Saturday for their third defeat in four games.
The Warriors attended Obama’s annual thank-you at the White House on Thursday, a day after they defeated the Wizards to continue a torrid run in defense of their title.
Stone had 16 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high eight blocks, and No. 4 Maryland held off Nebraska 70-65 on Wednesday night.