MILWAUKEE, Wi (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Milwaukee Bucks will try to break their nine-game losing streak tonight, when they host Washington. The Bucks dropped their last two games by a total of 43 points to Detroit and Charlotte. Milwaukee is third-to-last in the N-B-A in scoring, with just under 90 points. And at 2-and-11, they have the second-worst record in the N-B-A behind Utah.
Coach Larry Drew says the Bucks need to step up their defense. He said the Bucks are not built to out-score opponents, so they have to win on defense. Better rebounding would help. Milwaukee has the second-lowest average boards per game with 39.
Tonight, the Bucks will face a Wizards' team that's 6-and-8. Washington learned yesterday that its leading scorer, shooting guard Bradley Beal, will be out for at least two weeks with a stress fracture in his right leg.
Point guard John Wall has gotten hot for the Wizards, with three straight games of at least 30 points.