Washington Wizards defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 109-97

  PLAYER OF THE GAME: Wizards forward and Racine native Caron Butler had a happy homecoming with 25 points and nine rebounds in 42 minutes.

He was 10 for 17 from the field and 5 of 5 at the foul line.

PLAY OF THE GAME:Earl Boykins dribbled in the lane, finally got an opening and scored a layup over Bucks center Andrew Bogut with 2:41 left. The Wizards' diminutive guard was fouled on the play by Charlie Bell and sank the free throw for a 104-94 Washington lead.


The Milwaukee Bucks' defensive deficiencies were glaring Wednesday night at the Bradley Center.

And the glare was so bad that Bucks center Andrew Bogut wasn't mincing his words after the Bucks' 109-97 loss to the Washington Wizards.

"We need to get everybody on the same page with this team. Everybody needs to come out and play the same way; it's as simple as that," Bogut said. "We have defensive schemes for a reason.

"I'm not sure if we were tired today or what it...