Bucks at Hawks
Phillips Arena
6:00pm

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TV: FS Wisconsin
Radio: WTMJ Radio 620
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STRONG SCHEDULE So far this season, the Bucks have faced an NBA-high 25 opponents with records of .500 or better. The Bucks have gone 9-16 in those games. New Jersey has had the second-highest number of .500+ opponents with 24 and have gone 6-18 in those contests. The Bucks are tied for 10th in wins against those teams with their nine victories, while Dallas leads the league with 15 wins against teams .500 or better. Following tonights contest, the Bucks face one more team (San Antonio) with a .500+ record before embarking on a fivegame stretch against opponents who are all currently under .500.

ITS MY PARTY - Chris Douglas-Roberts celebrated his 24th birthday on Saturday and scored 24 points in honor of the occasion. Over the past two games, CDR has stuffed the stat sheets with 27.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.0 blocks per game. In those two, CDR has shot 63.6 percent (21-33) from the field, 50.0 percent (3-6) from 3-point range and 81.8 percent (9-11) from the charity stripe.

ERS-ON THE GLASS Ersan Ilyasova pulled down 13 rebounds in the Bucks win over the Nets Saturday. So far this season, Ilyasova has recorded 10 or more rebounds in six contests. In those six games (Nov 10 @ ATL, Nov 26 @ DET, Dec 8 vs. IND, Dec 21 @ LAL, Jan 1 vs. DAL, Jan 8 @ NJ), the Bucks have gone 5-1 and have outrebounded their opponents 44.3-34.5 (266-207) per game. Ilyasova has averaged 17.8 points and 12.0 rebounds in those six.

STEADY SALMONS John Salmons has scored in double digits in each of the past 11 games. Over those contests, he is averaging a team-high 17.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals. Salmons is also connecting on 51.2 percent (22-43) from long range in those 11.

NO LITTLE ACCOMPLISHMENT With his 17 points against New Jersey, Bucks 5-5 point guard Earl Boykins has tallied 5,526 points over his 12-year NBA career and passed 5-11 Johnny Egan for 12th in career points for players under 6-feet. Boykins needs 489 points to pass Fred Scolari for 11th place. Out of the 11 players ahead of Boykins, only one (5-3 Muggsy Bogues) is 5-5 or shorter.

  • Tonight, the Bucks begin their 11th of a league-leading 23 back-to-back sets. In their 10 B2B sets so far, the Bucks have gone 2-8 in the first game.

  • On Saturday, the Bucks recorded season-high numbers in field goal percentage (58.3), points (115) and assists (27) in a 115-92 win over the Nets.

  • Against the Nets, Keyon Dooling (seven) and Earl Boykins (six) combined to dish out 13 assists while turning the ball over zero times. On the season, Dooling has a 3.0:1 assist to turnover ratio and has had five performances with four or more assists and zero turnovers.

  • Andrew Bogut missed Saturdays game due to a virus.

  • Corey Maggette had his first start as a Buck on Saturday. Maggette had started in 432 career games with the Magic, Clippers and Warriors. Maggette finished the game with 20 points on 5-9 from the field and 10-11 from the charity stripe.

  • Earl Boykins has scored in double digits in the past three games and is averaging 14.3 points, 4.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds in those contests.

  • The Bucks have outscored their opponents in fast break points, 38-27, over the past two games.

  • A few milestones are on the horizon for the Bucks: Drew Gooden is (447) three steals away from 450 and (395) five blocks away from 400; Earl Boykins (1,985) is 15 assists from 2,000; Scott Skiles (94) is six wins away from his 100th victory with the Bucks.
Dooling
Salmons
Douglas-Roberts
Ilyasova
Bogut
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Bibby
Johnson
Smith
Horford
Collins
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Drew Gooden Plantar faciitis
Day-to-Day
Brandon Jennings Sore left ankle
Out
Carlos Delfino Concussion-like symptoms
Out
Michael Redd Left ACL/MCL
Out
Player Injury
Status
Marvin Williams Back contusion
Day-to-Day


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