WASHINGTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe led the Milwaukee Bucks to victory. Matthew Dellavedova was the one who really got the Washington Wizards’ attention.
Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and Bledsoe scored 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee’s 110-103 victory Saturday night.
But it was Dellavedova who left Washington steaming after a fourth-quarter flagrant 2 foul on Bradley Beal that resembled a football tackle and threatened to spark a brawl.
“There’s a difference between making a play on the ball and wrapping your arms around somebody’s neck,” Beal said. “I mean, it is what it is.”
As Beal drove the lane in transition, Dellavedova reached out his arms. The right one caught Beal around the neck and brought him to the ground.
“I was just trying to hold him to prevent him from, you know, getting the and-one, and…