WASHINGTON — John Wall had 19 points, nine assists and six rebounds as the Washington Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-86 on Tuesday night.
Otto Porter also scored 19 to help the Wizards (5-4) win by double digits for the first time this season. Washington had six players in double figures.
Milwaukee (5-6) was led by Khris Middleton, who scored 14 points in the team’s worst loss of the season.
In the last 8 minutes of the second quarter, Washington outscored Milwaukee 28-8 to take a 64-46 lead into halftime.
The Bucks went on a 20-8 spurt of their own in the first 7 minutes of the third to cut the Wizards’ lead to 72-66, but got no closer.
It was the Wizards’ second win over Milwaukee this season, including a 118-113 victory Oct. 30.
Milwaukee forward Jabari Parker is not traveling with the team during its three-game road trip due to a sprained right foot.
“Hopefully, it’s in a few days that he’s back playing,” coach Jason Kidd said. “It’s not a serious injury. The things that he’s done at this point, it’s all right for him to be sore. Hopefully he’s back sooner than later.”
Meanwhile, guard O.J. Mayo practiced on Monday but was sent back to Milwaukee for an examination. Kidd hopes Mayo, sidelined all season with a strained right hamstring, will play Thursday at Cleveland.
BEAL RESTS AGAIN
Washington guard Bradley Beal missed his third straight game with a sore left shoulder. But coach Randy Wittman said Beal isn’t being rested to prepare him for next week’s four games in five nights.
“We would do that anyway. If a guy’s hurt, you’ve got to make sure he’s ready before he comes back,” Wittman said.
Bucks: At Cleveland on Thursday.
Wizards At Detroit on Saturday.
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