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Beal scores 32, Wizards top Giannis-less Bucks 113-106

WASHINGTON (AP) Tomas Satoransky got a bottled-water shower from his teammates and a postgame handshake from team president Ernie Grunfeld.

The big game for the lanky Czech point guard was cause for celebration for the Washington Wizards, who are playing cohesively with Satoransky starting in place of the injured John Wall.

Satoransky had 18 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and 10 assists in his first career triple-double, helping Washington beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 on Friday night.

Bradley Beal scored 32 points for the Wizards, who won for the third time in four games. Beal threw down an alley-oop for Satoransky's last assist, making it 111-101 with 1:43 remaining.

''Shout out to Brad, because he called that play,'' Satoransky said. ''It was all love from him.''

With Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined by hip and quad injuries, Washington came out aggressively and never trailed after the opening two minutes. The Wizards finished with 18 3-pointers, matching the franchise record.

Trevor Ariza scored 20 points, including 18 in the second half, and made six 3-pointers. Jeff Green went 4 for 7 from beyond the arc on his way to 20 points, helping Washington shoot 54.5 percent (18 of 33) from 3-point range. It was the Wizards' first game this season making more than 50 percent of their 3s.

''We've been passing the ball well. We've been spacing it well,'' coach Scott Brooks said. ''With Trevor, he was bound to make some of his 3s.''

Washington improved to 7-4 without Wall this season and 5-3 since the injury that forced the Wizards' highest-paid player to undergo season-ending surgery on his left knee. The Wizards also traded away Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers while adding Ariza.

''Our team is totally different from the beginning of the year,'' said Beal, who scored 30 or more for the 10th time this season. ''It's just a matter of us getting it together, and I think we're finally at that point to where we can turn the corner.

''We're just dedicated to playing hard and playing the right way. I don't know what it is. Maybe a switch clicked on or whatever it is, but we're clicking at the right time and we have a good group of guys in here who just want to continue to get better and want to win.''

Khris Middleton scored 25 points for the Bucks, who had won 11 of 13. Eric Bledsoe had 18 points and nine assists.

''To play the way we want to play, you've got to move, move people, move the ball,'' coach Mike Budenholzer said. ''We were just a little stagnant.''

Washington used a 13-2 run to open an early 34-22 lead. Beal converted a three-point play and made a 3-pointer during the stretch, and Satoransky also made a 3.

Malcolm Brogdon helped steady the Bucks in the second quarter with 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting. Washington led 57-47 at halftime and pushed back ahead after Milwaukee tied it twice in the third quarter. The Bucks fell to 2-1 this season without Antetokounmpo.

''It's an adjustment. If any of the starters were out, it would be an adjustment, but when Giannis is out, it's even a bigger adjustment,'' Brogdon said. ''That was a winnable game for us even though Giannis was out. That's on us to take a bigger role.''

PLACE YOUR (FREE) BETS

Friday night marked the debut of a gambling-focused telecast on the Wizards' regional TV partner, NBC Sports Washington. The telecast included a series of questions that fans could answer on the network's website for a chance to win a $500 prize. Fans were asked to guess which team would be the first to 75 points (Washington); whether the halftime score would be odd or even (even); and whether Satoransky would score 20 points (no). A bill legalizing sports betting has been approved in Washington but has yet to take effect.

TIP-INS

Bucks: G Donte DiVincenzo was inactive with bursitis in his left heel. ... In anticipation of Antetokounmpo's visit, the Wizards designated Friday as Greek Heritage Night, and Greek Ambassador Haris Lalacos attended.

Wizards: Improved to 13-7 at home. They are 5-18 on the road. ... The Wizards' 40 points in the first quarter tied the most points allowed by Milwaukee in a period this season.

UP NEXT

Bucks: Finish a three-game trip at Atlanta on Sunday.

Wizards: Host Toronto on Sunday before traveling to London, where they will face the New York Knicks at The O2.

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Key Players
E. Bledsoe
6 PG
B. Beal
3 SG
36.6 Min. Per Game 36.6
24.2 Pts. Per Game 24.2
4.8 Ast. Per Game 4.8
4.8 Reb. Per Game 4.8
48.4 Field Goal % 47.3
48.5 Three Point % 47.3
74.3 Free Throw % 80.0
+ 3 D.J. Wilson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 0:02
  Defensive rebound by D.J. Wilson 0:12
  Defensive rebound by Otto Porter Jr. 0:34
  Malcolm Brogdon missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:38
+ 1 Tomas Satoransky made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:42
+ 1 Tomas Satoransky made 1st of 2 free throws 0:42
  Shooting foul on Tony Snell 0:42
  Defensive rebound by Otto Porter Jr. 0:57
  Khris Middleton missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:00
  Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton 1:08
  Trevor Ariza missed 3-pt. fade-away jump shot 1:11
Team Stats
Points 106 113
Field Goals 40-89 (44.9%) 40-82 (48.8%)
3-Pointers 13-40 (32.5%) 18-33 (54.5%)
Free Throws 13-17 (76.5%) 15-20 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 50 50
Offensive 10 6
Defensive 33 37
Team 7 7
Assists 26 28
Steals 8 10
Blocks 6 3
Turnovers 15 16
Fouls 17 17
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 8 REB, 9 AST
32 PTS, 5 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Bucks 29-12 26213524106
home team logo Wizards 18-25 40172828113
Team Stats
away team logo Bucks 29-12 116.4 PPG 53.7 RPG 25.0 APG
home team logo Wizards 18-25 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
K. Middleton SF 17.0 PPG 6.3 RPG 4.1 APG 40.2 FG%
B. Beal SG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
K. Middleton SF 25 PTS 8 REB 3 AST
B. Beal SG 32 PTS 5 REB 7 AST
44.9 FG% 48.8
32.5 3PT FG% 54.5
76.5 FT% 75.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Middleton 25 8 3 8/17 3/9 6/7 2 36 1 0 3 0 8 +2 37
E. Bledsoe 18 8 9 7/21 2/9 2/4 0 27 3 0 1 3 5 +5 46
M. Brogdon 15 6 8 5/9 1/2 4/4 1 30 0 1 4 1 5 +11 34
B. Lopez 13 3 3 5/9 3/6 0/0 2 31 0 5 1 1 2 0 26
E. Ilyasova 12 5 2 6/8 0/0 0/0 3 26 2 0 0 2 3 +9 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Middleton 25 8 3 8/17 3/9 6/7 2 36 1 0 3 0 8 +2 37
E. Bledsoe 18 8 9 7/21 2/9 2/4 0 27 3 0 1 3 5 +5 46
M. Brogdon 15 6 8 5/9 1/2 4/4 1 30 0 1 4 1 5 +11 34
B. Lopez 13 3 3 5/9 3/6 0/0 2 31 0 5 1 1 2 0 26
E. Ilyasova 12 5 2 6/8 0/0 0/0 3 26 2 0 0 2 3 +9 23
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
S. Brown 10 7 1 4/7 1/3 1/2 1 26 0 0 2 3 4 -13 17
T. Snell 6 2 0 2/8 2/6 0/0 2 20 0 0 1 0 2 -6 7
D. Wilson 5 3 0 2/5 1/4 0/0 4 20 2 0 1 0 3 -10 9
T. Maker 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 -13 2
G. Hill 0 1 0 0/4 0/1 0/0 2 14 0 0 2 0 1 -20 -1
J. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Connaughton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Antetokounmpo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Wood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. DiVincenzo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Duval - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Morris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 106 43 26 40/89 13/40 13/17 17 235 8 6 15 10 33 -35 200
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 32 5 7 11/21 3/4 7/7 3 39 3 1 2 2 3 +7 53
J. Green 20 5 3 7/17 4/7 2/3 2 39 0 0 3 0 5 +1 28
T. Ariza 20 3 3 7/14 6/12 0/0 4 40 2 0 1 0 3 +5 30
T. Satoransky 18 12 10 7/10 2/3 2/2 3 35 2 0 6 3 9 +8 46
T. Bryant 11 5 0 4/7 1/1 2/2 1 24 0 1 0 0 5 +5 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 32 5 7 11/21 3/4 7/7 3 39 3 1 2 2 3 +7 53
J. Green 20 5 3 7/17 4/7 2/3 2 39 0 0 3 0 5 +1 28
T. Ariza 20 3 3 7/14 6/12 0/0 4 40 2 0 1 0 3 +5 30
T. Satoransky 18 12 10 7/10 2/3 2/2 3 35 2 0 6 3 9 +8 46
T. Bryant 11 5 0 4/7 1/1 2/2 1 24 0 1 0 0 5 +5 17
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
O. Porter Jr. 8 9 3 2/7 2/4 2/4 2 30 2 0 4 1 8 +10 21
C. Randle 2 1 2 1/4 0/1 0/0 1 12 1 0 0 0 1 -1 8
I. Mahinmi 2 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 -5 3
S. Dekker 0 2 0 0/1 0/1 0/2 0 13 0 1 0 0 2 +5 3
M. Morris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. McRae - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Brown Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Howard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 113 43 28 40/82 18/33 15/20 17 237 10 3 16 6 37 +35 209