MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks had blown a 22 point lead. They were in an all too familiar position of letting another game get away down the stretch. That’s when Ersan Ilyasova saved the day with a tip in off a Brandon Jennings miss. Milwaukee overcame the lowly Washington Wizards, 119-118 in the Bradley Center on Tuesday night.
John Wall gave the Wizards a 118-117 lead when he dropped in an eight-foot jumper with 6.8 seconds remaining. That set up Ilyasova’s heroics with 2.2 seconds left, but the win wasn’t in the books until the Wizards Roger Mason Jr. was called for traveling with one second left before getting off a shot.
Mike Dunleavy scored a season-high 28 points for the Bucks, who snapped a six-game losing streak at home. Washington fell to 7-27 with the loss.