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
tonight's 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.
IT'S 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 Saturday's 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.