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Randy Wittman seemed exasperated after Friday's overtime loss to Milwaukee, and he wasn't pleased by John Wall's decision-making on defense down the stretch in the fourth quarter or execution offensively in overtime.
With Washington teammate Nene drawing double-teams coming off his big game against the Lakers, Marcin Gortat scored 25 points on 11-of-12 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Wizards to a 100-92 win in overtime over Milwaukee on Wednesday night.
Led by Marcin Gortat's near-perfect night shooting 11-for-12, the Wizards forced overtime and won for the fifth time in six games with a 100-92 win at Milwaukee.
Since last season the Wizards have had trouble putting away bad teams such as the Bucks, who have lost 11 of 13 and are in last place in the East.
John Wall has scored 30 points or more in three straight games, can he drop 30 on the Bucks? Watch the Wizards battle Milwaukee tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CSN+.
The Milwaukee Bucks have a slick new floor to play on this season.
Monta Ellis says he had to do "60 percent of everything" in Golden State and Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Bucks signed free agent guard O.J. Mayo on Saturday, hoping he will add some much-needed offensive punch to a roster that is searching for some after a summer of upheaval.
Tim Floyd insists he is not heading back to Southern California.
Tim Floyd has talked to USC about his old job as the Trojans' coach. He is not necessarily headed back to Southern California.
The Los Angeles Lakers have spent a month together now, and they still haven't won a game. They acknowledge it's a struggle to blend this new combination of talents into a cohesive team.
The Dallas Mavericks are moving on without guard Delonte West, and their starting center for Tuesday night's season opener on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers will likely be someone who wasn't even on the roster a week ago.
There was no secret about the Dallas Mavericks' plans going into free agency and their heavy pursuit of Deron Williams.
Dwyane Wade knew during pregame warmups that the Miami Heat were going to have a long night. By the end of the first quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies let everyone else know that Wade was right.
What are the chances Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith was laughing out loud when he composed his response to the additional sanctions heaped on his school by the NCAA?
"When you have team like that which is struggling for an identity, you have to get the win," he said. "It would have been easy for us to struggle down the stretch, but we did what we had to do to get the win."
"In past seasons, we would have put our heads down and not competed in the overtime," he said.