Washington Wizards center Marcus Thornton said the team is “just getting started” and that he believes the team has a chance to win the title.
Thornton scored 22 points in the Wizards win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, including a three-point play with 1:28 left.
He also added a pair of rebounds and a block.
The win snapped a six-game losing streak and extended the Wizards’ season-high home winning streak to 13 games.
Washington (30-8) has won four straight over Milwaukee and is seeking its fifth straight win.
The Wizards beat the Bucks 103-91 on Feb. 2.
Washington forward Marcin Gortat had 12 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, while Washington’s bench finished with 15 points.
Gortatt’s 11 boards tied a career high.
Milwaukee (28-16) shot 35.5 percent (13 of 31) from the field, including 8 of 23 from 3-point range.
Mil Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams was held to four points on 2-of-8 shooting.
Carter-Williams, who has missed the past six games due to a sore right ankle, was limited to seven minutes in the loss to Washington.
Milks forward Patrick Patterson scored 13 points in 21 minutes, while guard Jason Smith added 12 points.
The Bucks have dropped five of their past six in Washington.
The Wizards are hoping to take a 1-0 lead into the All-Star break after losing for just the fourth time in the past eight games.
The streak of winning four straight starts with a win Monday against the Milwaukee Trail Blazers.
Washington is in the midst of a four-game homestand.