MILWAUKEE (AP) -- John Salmons scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and the Milwaukee Bucks continued their post-All-Star break surge with a 100-87 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
Salmons is averaging 20.4 points and has scored in double figures in all eight games he's played in since a trade deadline deal with Chicago.
The Bucks are 7-1 in that span after having a six-game winning streak snapped on Sunday in Atlanta, but jumped all over the undermanned Wizards back home at the Bradley Center.
Andrew Bogut added 15 points and five blocks as Milwaukee (31-29) won its 13th in the last 17 to move into a tie for sixth place with the Eastern Conference with Chicago.
The Bucks hold the tiebreaker over the Bulls.
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