THE BOGUT BAROMETER - In Andrew Bogut's last 24 games played (dating back to last season), a Bucks foe has
topped 100 points in regulation just twice (L.A. Lakers 118 on 11/16/10, @ Portland 106 on 12/20/10 - Boston
scored 105 in overtime on 11/3/10). In those 24 games Bucks opponents are averaging 91.2 points (2,188) on
43.7 percent shooting (806-1,843). In This season the Bucks are 3-1 when Bogut scores 20+ points, 3-1 when he
grabs 17 or more rebounds and 3-2 when he blocks five or more shots.
OH BOY(KINS)! - Over the last two games at Sacramento and at the L.A. Lakers, Earl Boykins has scored 19 and
22 points, respectively for a team best 20.5 scoring average. He's done it by shooting 58.6 percent from the field
(17-29) and 71.4 percent from 3-point land (5-7). This is Boykins' highest scoring output in consecutive games
since he was with the Bucks in 2006-07 and he tallied a total of 68 points in two games. He had 36 at Atlanta
(4/6/07) and 32 against Boston (4/4/07). When he tallied 36 points at Atlanta he became the shortest player in
NBA history (5-5) to score that many points in a game.
BIG MAN'S BIG GAMES - Andrew Bogut has recorded a double-double in six of the last 10 games and is averaging
team-highs in points (17.3), rebounds (12.0) and blocks (3.1) over that stretch. Bogut is also contributing 2.0
assists and 1.0 steal while knocking down 56.1 percent of his shots (74-132). Bogut is the only player in the NBA
to average at least 14.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game.
NEARING NUMBERS - A few milestones are on the horizon for the Bucks: Chris Douglas-Roberts (991) is nine points from 1,000; Drew Gooden is (447)
three steals away from 450 and (395) five blocks away from 400; Ersan Ilyasova (1,475) is 25 points from 1,500; Scott Skiles (92) is eight wins away from
his 100th victory with the Bucks.
DAUNTING DECEMBER - Entering December, 11 of the Bucks 13 foes had a winning record. Earlier this month, the Bucks went 2-2 in a four-game stretch
against teams with a combined 48-27 record. Milwaukee just went 2-3 in a five-game stretch against teams (at Dallas, at San Antonio, vs Utah, at Portland
and at L.A. Lakers) that combined for a 103-39 record (.725). The Bucks close the month against the Hawks and Bulls who are a combined 37-22 (.627).
- Over his last 10 games, Bucks guard Keyon Dooling has handed out 34 assists against three turnovers. That's
an 11.33:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. On the season, the Missouri alum has posted a 3.14:1 assist to turnover
- The Bucks forced the Kings into an opponent-high 25 turnovers on Thursday. That translated to 30 points off
turnovers for Milwaukee, one off their season-best. In the last two tilts the Bucks have scored a total of 61
points off their opponents' turnovers.
- Milwaukee's bench has held the advantage in seven of the last nine games, contributing 30-plus points seven
times in that span compared to three times for their opponents. In all, Bucks reserves hold a 301-241
advantage in that stretch (33.4-26.8) and the team is 5-4 in that span.
- The Bucks have held nine of their last 10 opponents under 100 points and have gone 6-4 in that span. Eight
of those 10 foes were held under their season average going into the game. Orlando scored 85 and averaged
99.3, Miami 88 and 100.7, Indiana 95 and 100.7, Houston 91 and 105.3, San Antonio 92 and 106.4, Utah
95 and 100.2, and L.A. Lakers 79 and 106.4 and Sacramento 79 and 94.9.