Milwaukee Bucks defeat Washington Wizards, 100-87

Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles is not ready to declare his team one of the defensive juggernauts of the National Basketball Association.

Marked improvement has being shown on the defensive end, especially during the team's recent six-game winning streak, but Skiles cautions that the Bucks have been down this road before where the team's defensive prowess is concerned.

How much have the Bucks improved defensively as of late?

"Quite a bit," said Skiles before We...

Scott Skiles had a warning for his team after its 100-87 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night at the Bradley Center.

"There were things we were supposed to be doing out there that my staff and I know and all the players know," the Milwaukee Bucks coach said. "They know what went on tonight.

"They know if they play like that in Washington, we'll get beat."

Skiles referred to the quick rematch with the Wizards on Friday night at the Verizon Center ...

PLAYER OF THE GAME:Ersan Ilyasova got an early call off coach Scott Skiles' bench and responded with 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists while taking a turn guarding Wizards 6-foot-11 power forward Andray Blatche. "I try to bring energy to the team, just be aggressive and play hard defensively," said Ilyasova, who had 12 points in the first half. Ilyasova was 7 of 13 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free-throw line while playing 33 minutes.