Originally written on Wizards Extreme  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Milwaukee has become a trendy city for the Wizards this season. Roger Mason, Jr can’t seem to catch a break there and the Wizards defense doesn’t seem to show up until the third quarter.

Mason, who was actually able to shout "present" this time during the attendance call, was enduring a very productive game until he two-stepped his way to a traveling violation, failing to get a shot up and botching the game deciding possession.

The Wizards lost 119-118.

Very similar to the first matchup at the Bradley Center between the two teams back in December, the Bucks steam rolled to nearly 70-points in the first half and lead by as many as 22.

By halftime, coach Randy Wittman had seen enough.

Wittman sent JaVale McGee, Nick Young and Trevor Booker to the time out corner, and the Wizards responded with one of their more successful third quarter outings, cutting the deficit to three.

While Young returned to the floor briefly before Wittman changed his mind again, McGee didn’t see a spec of action the entire second half.

Umm, can you say “trade deadline”?

“I’m done with young guys,” said Wittman in reference to his decision to bench McGee and Young.

Wittman continued: “If they don’t want to play the right way, young guys aren’t going to play. It does us no good. They’re not going to learn anything when they want to play the game the way they want to play. You get no development out of them. All they’re developing is bad habits. I went with guys who I knew were going to go out there and bust their rear ends.”

I think it’s going to be only a matter of time before we see Wittman undoing his belt on the sideline, getting ready to spank one of these bad kids. The man sounds like a disgruntled parent venting to a pediatric therapist.

Booker, however, learned his lesson and became a key factor in the Wizards comeback attempt, scoring 16 of his 20 points in the second half along with 11 boards.

After having a fairly productive All-Star weekend in moments not involving Greg Monroe, John Wall played well in his first game after the break, tying his career high in assists (15) for the second time this season.

With virtually no inside presence offensively, the Wizards' guards rose to the occasion. Wall, Mason, Maurice Evans and Jordan Crawford all combined for 67 points on 58 percent shooting from the floor and 10 3-pointers.

As the trade deadline approaches, Young and McGee’s benching will most likely fuel the fire for more trade rumors, putting the Wizards front office in a tougher spot as they continue to search for recipients willing to relieve them of their burdening liabilities.

As for the fans, well, an entertaining start to the second half continues tonight when Superman visits the Phone Booth (you see what I did there).

The Wizards play their third of four meetings this season against the Magic, having lost both of their previous matchups.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Bay Area politicians have discussed Warriors parade

WATCH: Shaq trips and eats it

Report: Sean Miller to take over for Billy Donovan as U19 coach

Cardale Jones responds to Joakim Noah's trash talk

Texas A&M QB Kyler Murray opts out of MLB draft


Cavs show requisite desperation to make this a series

WATCH: Gronk tells media you can deflate deez nuts

Clippers guard Chris Paul to miss Game 2 against Rockets

The Big 12 football’s new tiebreaker procedure

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ season should turn around soon

Tristan Thompson to start Game 2 vs. Bulls

Ex-Eagle Todd Herremans: Chip Kelly is equally racist

Joakim Noah says fan in Cleveland spit on him after Game 2

WATCH: Brewers broadcasters trapped inside booth, rescued

WATCH: Votto ejected for throwing helmet, bumping ump

Ronda Rousey named most dominant athlete alive

After five games, the playoffs finally start for the Warriors

Sportsbooks remove Patriots, NFL betting futures pending Deflategate punishment

McIlroy, Spieth both downplay notion of budding rivalry

The six best NBA playoff performances so far

Pierre Garcon says legalized pot could help his pizza business

Pedro Martinez: Manny spiked pregame shot with Viagra

Was keeping Andre Ethier L.A.'s best offseason move?

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jim Harbaugh: I'd love to see Judge Judy on Supreme Court

Chip Kelly: 'I won't be here' if Eagles have to draft top QB

Brewing dispute over A-Rod’s bonuses

Top eight NFL free agents on the market

Eagles' Chip Kelly & Sam Bradford: In like, but not love

Manziel moves from downtown Cleveland

Making sense of the AL East pile-up

Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

Projecting the All-Star Game rosters

Tiger hasn't slept in three days since Lindsey Vonn breakup

2015 NBA Draft big board, first edition

Eliminate Hack-A-Player: Don't reward violating sports rules

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.