Pierce, Wizards down Bucks

Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) – Paul Pierce had 25 points and 10 rebounds
as the Washington Wizards defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 111-100 on Saturday

John Wall posted 19 points, nine assists and five steals, while Marcin Gortat
tallied 10 points and 13 boards for the Wizards, who have won five of their
last six games.

“Our defense created our offense,” said Wizards head coach Randy Wittman.

Brandon Knight supplied 27 points, six assists and five boards for Milwaukee,
which has dropped two in a row on the heels of a three-game winning streak.

“We just have to treat every team like they’re the number two or number three
team in the division,” said Bucks rookie Jabari Parker. “We didn’t play real

The Bucks held a 54-49 advantage early in the second half before the Wizards
seized control following a 14-0 run.

Pierce knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and netted seven points during the
surge, which was capped on two Wall free throws for a 63-54 Washington

Washington took a 74-70 margin into the fourth.

Bradley Beal finished off a 14-4 Wizards swing during the early stages of the
final frame for a 93-78 cushion to put the game away.

Washington led by as many as 16 down the stretch.

Earlier, Larry Sanders netted four quick points as the Bucks raced out to a
10-4 start.

Milwaukee was up 28-21 following a quarter of play and 52-47 at the break.

Game Notes

Washington shot 46.2 percent (43-of-93) from the field and was 8-of-18 from
beyond the arc … The Bucks recorded 23 points off 17 Washington turnovers
… The Wizards held a 53-36 rebounding advantage.