Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon (13), forward Khris Middleton (22) and guard Eric Bledsoe. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 32 points, Tomas Satoransky had his first career triple-double and the Washington Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 on Friday night.
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.
Satoransky, starting at point guard in place of the injured John Wall, had 18 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and 10 assists, the last coming on an alley-oop to Beal with 1:43 remaining that put the Wizards ahead 111-101.
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.
Khris Middleton scored 25 points for the Bucks, who had won 11 of 13. Milwaukee tied it twice in the third quarter, during which the teams combined to make 13 of 25 3-pointers.
Eric Bledsoe had 18 points and nine assists for Milwaukee.
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.
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