(WNFL) - The Milwaukee Bucks could do the Washington Wizards a real favor tonight, when the two teams meet in the nation’s capital. If the Bucks lose, the Wizards would go above .500 for the first time since 2009. Washington won two of its first three games that season. They haven’t seen .500 since then, going 105-and-222. The Wizards have won seven-of-their-last-nine, after starting the year at 2-and-7. The Bucks are 3-and-15. They’ve already fallen once to the Wizards this season. That was on Thanksgiving Eve, when Milwaukee lost a 100-to-92 overtime game in front of its home crowd. Marcin Gortat scored 25 points that night for the Wizards, who are still without their leading scorer Bradley Beal who’s getting over a leg injury. He has missed five games, and he’s expected to sit out for another week. Trevor Ariza has stepped up in Beal’s place. He had 24 points in a win over Orlando on Monday night. That was Washington’s fifth straight home victory, giving the Wizards a 9-and-9 overall mark.