Arenas beats buzzer; Wizards beat Bucks
Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Gilbert Arenas again put the Washington
Wizards on his back, scoring 32 points, including the game-winning three-
pointer as the buzzer sounded to lift Washington to a 108-105 win over the
Arenas fell two assists shy of a triple-double, with eight to go along with 11
rebounds. Caron Butler scored 29 points and tallied a career-high nine
assists, and Antawn Jamison scored 22 points and grabbed nine boards as
Washington won its sixth in seven games.
Michael Redd led Milwaukee with 27 points, and Maurice Williams scored 24 for
the Bucks, who had won seven of eight coming into the game. Charlie Bell
scored 14 points and Ruben Patterson added 12 points for the Bucks.
Brendan Haywood missed two free throws that could have broken the 105-105 tie
with 52.6 points left in regulation. Milwaukee’s Bell then missed a jumper
with 31 seconds left, but Andrew Bogut grabbed the board, giving the Bucks
another shot at the win. Bell again missed, and Jamison pulled down the
rebound with six seconds left and got the ball to Arenas, who dribbled up the
There was never a question as to who would take the final shot, and the
Wizards’ star squared up from well beyond the line and drilled the straight-
away three as the horn sounded, lifting Washington to victory.
The Wizards had trailed 82-78 entering the fourth quarter, but the final 12
minutes of the nip-and-tuck affair were back and forth, with neither team
leading by more than six points the rest of the way.
Milwaukee briefly opened up a nine-point advantage in the third quarter, with
a Redd layup putting the Bucks up 78-69 with 5:28 left. The Wizards closed the
gap, though, and a Butler jumper with 26 seconds left brought Washington to
Washington led 30-28 after one quarter of play, but the Bucks took 59-56 lead
The Bucks have lost three straight and five of six in Washington…The Wizards
have won five straight at home, where they are 12-3 on the season…Washington
has beaten Milwaukee in three of their last four meetings…The Wizards topped
the 100-point mark for the 15th straight game.