The Milwaukee Bucks opened the second half of the NBA season with a 119-118 victory over the Washington Wizards at the Bradley Center Tuesday night. Despite jumping out to a nine point lead after the first quarter, the Bucks couldn't put the Wizards away. A jumper by John Wall gave Washington a one point lead with 6.8 to play. Brandon Jennings drove into the lane only to miss the shot but Ersan Ilyasova was johnny on the spot for a rebound tip in with 2.2 seconds left. The Wizards turned the ball over without a shot on the final posession. Mike Dunleavy led the Bucks with 28 points, Jennings finished with 14 and Drew Gooden returned to the lineup after missing four games with a sprained wrist, scoring 15 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Gooden didn't finish the game however when he landed hard on his back in the third quarter. Milwaukee (10-14) hits the road Wednesday night to meet the Celtics in Boston, a team two and a half games in front of the Bucks for the 8th and final playoff position in the Eastern Conference.
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