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Posted at 5:45 PM ET, 03/ 8/2011

Open thread: Wizards (16-46) vs. Bucks (23-38)

By Washington Post editors

Washington hopes to get Rashard Lewis (sore right knee) and Josh Howard (strained left hamstring) back in the lineup for tonight's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee has lost two in a row and has gone 3-7 in its last 10 games. The Bucks, however might get starting center Andrew Bogut back. He was averaging 12.6 points and a team-best 11.5 rebounds before missing three straight games with a strained ribcage muscle. The two teams last met on Feb. 9, when the Wizards beat the Bucks 100-85 at Verizon Center.

Let the conversation begin in the thread below. You can also join the conversation on Twitter with Gene Wang (@gene_wang). See your tweets here by using #wizards.

Tipoff: 7:00 p.m.; TV: CSN; Radio: 106.7 FM. Check out a live box score from tonight's game here.

By Washington Post editors  | March 8, 2011; 5:45 PM ET
 
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Comments

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | March 8, 2011 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Our chances just went up as top 5 Wiz killer Mags isnt playing

Posted by: dlts2041 | March 8, 2011 6:39 PM | Report abuse

already without Josh & Shard, IDK if we will have enough scoring to win this one if Dray is out or hurt

Posted by: dlts2041 | March 8, 2011 7:21 PM | Report abuse

nobody can make layups again

Posted by: dlts2041 | March 8, 2011 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Thats what Nick needs to do more of & stop settling for that J. That will always be there and it will be there even more if he mixes it up. He's too good of an athelete & has too good of handles to not attack the rim more, espically when guys are aggressively playing him tight & overplaying him like Salmons is

Posted by: dlts2041 | March 8, 2011 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Sucks for "7day". Everytime he starts playing well then he has another setback. Then he comes back and sucks again.

Posted by: dlts2041 | March 8, 2011 7:31 PM | Report abuse

NY is making me mad. He knows that we already are without 2 of our top scorers and then our other big scorer in Dray goes down so he's like the only top scorer left, yet he has a dumb nonchalant look on his face and gets 2 stupid fouls. I wont count on him to bail us out this game unless he changes his attitude. It might take one of those nights for Crawford for us to win this one or better yet, do it on the defensive end. We have enough guys to do it on that end and win games, espically against a bad Offensive team like the Bucks

Posted by: dlts2041 | March 8, 2011 7:38 PM | Report abuse

the one good thing about our future is that all our really young guys are physical, athletic, & tough. We need that, alot of it

Posted by: dlts2041 | March 8, 2011 7:44 PM | Report abuse

I want the rookies but I think we may need to give Yi a shot or bring NY back in soon because the O aint cuttin it

Posted by: dlts2041 | March 8, 2011 7:47 PM | Report abuse

get all the e's out the game. Thats Yi & McGee

Posted by: dlts2041 | March 8, 2011 8:00 PM | Report abuse

get all the e's out the game. Thats Yi & McGee

Posted by: dlts2041 | March 8, 2011 8:00 PM | Report abuse

They're not even as good as Etan and DEshawn! This team can go buck themselves (not Booker and Wall, you guys are cool).

Posted by: bosshog7169 | March 8, 2011 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Even though we're losing, I liked that we played 5 rookies same time with extended minutes. Plus H made the most of his PT, he was aggresive the whole time.

Posted by: javila1 | March 8, 2011 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Crawford looked nice on offense. The team played about 14-16 minutes of competitive basketball. Don't know if it was the different rotation with Blatche's injury or what, but everything else looked U-G-L-Y. The team was out of sync, terrible decision making, turnovers. Just really sloppy b-ball. McGee's post-slam-dunk-contest woes continue.

Posted by: JPRS | March 8, 2011 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Should say Crawford looked nice on offense -- but man, 5 turnovers and the -22 point differential aren't so good. All around ugly.

Posted by: JPRS | March 8, 2011 9:18 PM | Report abuse

We lose by 19 to a Milwaukee team that has it's own share of major struggles. So tired of seeing extremely low IQ players (yes I'm speaking of you Javale) struggle every night not because of his talent but because he refuses to play intelligent basketball.
I don't want to hear about lame excuses that we were missing Dray and Lewis, the Bucks were missing Magette who absolutely dogs us every time he plays the Wizards. Tired of the same excuses for this awful team and it's about time ot end this terrible experiment. If Ted and Ernie have any sense at all, this roster should look almost 90% different next season. if they choose to keep this core group around, we have nothing but consecutive losing seasons in store for this franchise....garaunteed!

Posted by: Coach2279 | March 8, 2011 9:20 PM | Report abuse

TED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lose Grunfeld!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: member8 | March 8, 2011 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Can someone explain how Kobe can get 26 points considering he had Kirk playing his shut down "D"?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | March 8, 2011 9:49 PM | Report abuse

The speed of the Leader is the speed of the Team.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 8, 2011 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Can someone explain how Kobe can get 26 points considering he had Kirk playing his shut down "D"?

Posted by: bulletsfan78

Well, considering neither of them are Wizards, does anyone care?

You *really* need to change your moniker for so many reasons.

Posted by: ts35 | March 8, 2011 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Great to see five rookies on the floor all at the same time. Getting their azz'z whipped, but gettin' burn.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 8, 2011 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Anybody know the low win total for a BULLITS-WIZARDS season? 17?

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 8, 2011 10:27 PM | Report abuse

The speed of the Leader is the speed of the Team.
LarryInClintonMD.

They played 4 rookies over 20 minutes tonight. Their coach could have been Usain Bolt and they would have had a tough time pulling this one out.

Posted by: ts35 | March 8, 2011 10:35 PM | Report abuse

N'Diaye looks like he may have a place in the league. The 5 rookies lineup was cool, but Wall or Booker need a jump shot for that to work. Kevin played 23 minutes with only 3 fouls! I loved some of his plays on Bogut. It looks to me that Crawford is better than Wall at making interior passes. That's most likely a product of playing with Atlanta and bigs that need to get the ball, but I wonder if Wall has given up on the Wizard bigs.

Posted by: djnnnou | March 8, 2011 11:09 PM | Report abuse

I just saw some highlights of the Lakers/Hawks game and it sure looked to me like Hinrich was guarding Fisher (which would make sense, them both being PGs and all). Probably something wrong with my picture. I should call the cable company and get that fixed.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 9, 2011 1:31 AM | Report abuse

I like the addition of Jordan Crawford to the team as a potential running mate for John Wall. There's likely to be a healthy, yet complimentary, competition between them as they grow together as teammates in coming years.

Great Get Grunfeld!

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | March 9, 2011 2:12 AM | Report abuse

Before the grammar police arrive, correction to above:

"There's likely to be a healthy and complimentary competition..."

Posted by: bazookajoe1 | March 9, 2011 2:15 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: bazookajoe1

That correction won't mollify the spelling police. ;>

Posted by: nmik | March 9, 2011 8:14 AM | Report abuse

"I just saw some highlights of the Lakers/Hawks game and it sure looked to me like Hinrich was guarding Fisher (which would make sense, them both being PGs and all). Probably something wrong with my picture. I should call the cable company and get that fixed.Posted by: kalo_rama"

I caught about five minutes of that game and didn't see Kirk get within 10 feet of Kobe. Joe Johnson had him most of that time.

I think BF isn't relying on cable or dish. He just closes his eyes and imagines the game playing out the way he wants it...

Posted by: Samson151 | March 9, 2011 10:47 AM | Report abuse

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