Head Coach Scott Skiles
On Garrett Temple ...
"He was good. He played hard. He was obviously hungry out there and he made some big plays. He's one of those pick-up things instantly kind of guys. He was very good yesterday (in practice), yesterday we were able to throw quite a bit at him and he picked it all up."
On the fourth quarter ...
"We were going to need a high 20's, mid 30's quarter, and we held them down, we did both. Our defense was very good, ball movement was good again, but the main thing is, one of the things we've had trouble with that was very good tonight was we made timely plays."
On the Bucks' shooting...
"The guys do a nice job of spacing the floor out and being where they're supposed to be for the most part. It's been discouraging for them to swing the ball around and they're not able to knock them down. I'm happy for them that they were able to do that tonight and especially do it when it really mattered."
Center Andrew Bogut
On Garrett Temple...
"He came in and hit some big shots for us in the fourth. He was just a solid player for us, he played his role and did and good job."
On tonight's game ...
"It's a good win for us. We wanted to try to establish something tonight and some teams we think we can beat the next couple nights. Things just started rolling for us in the fourth quarter tonight, hopefully we can keep it up."
Guard Garrett Temple
On his first game ...
"It felt good to be on an NBA court again. I'm very thrilled the Bucks gave me this chance, this 10-day contract. I just wanted to go out and help my team win."
On learning the offense ...
"I practiced at the point so I didn't know a lot of knowledge at the two (shooting guard) spot. They walked me through it, Earl (Boykins) and Keyon (Dooling), and the coaching staff put me through it and they put me in simple situations so it was easy."
- Corey Maggette scored 10 of the Bucks' first 14 points and went on to lead all players with 22 points after tallying 16 points in the last two games combined.
- Atlanta led at the half, 47-44, behind Josh Smith's 10 points while Corey Maggette paced the Bucks with 14 points.
- The Bucks' win snaps the Hawks' six-game road winning streak.
- Milwaukee now has kept opponents under 100 points for 34 out of their 43 games, which ties them for first in the NBA with Chicago and New Orleans.
- The Bucks seven turnovers tonight marks a new season-low (previous was 8 at Cleveland on Nov. 24).
- Keyon Dooling had five assists and zero turnovers in tonight's win. Coming into tonight he had a 3.20:1 assist to turnover ratio, good for sixth in the NBA.
- Carlos Delfino scored all 15 of his points on three-pointers, shooting 5-9 from three-point land.
- Earl Boykins scored 20 points on 7-11 shooting. The previous two home games he had scored 23 points against Memphis and 19 points against Washington.
- Garrett Temple made his Bucks debut tonight, making him the 321st player in the franchise's history. He finished the game with eight points, three rebounds and three assists.
- John Salmons missed his fifth straight game with a right hip strain.
- Jamal Crawford scored 20 points tonight, the 13th time this season he has reached the 20-point plateau.
- Milwaukee shot 38 percent (24-63) after three quarters while Atlanta shot 49 percent (28-57). The Bucks ended up shooting 43.2 percent (35-81) to Atlanta's 41.8 pecent (33-79).
- With the victory, the Bucks improve to 4-16 when trailing at the end of the third quarter.
- The Bucks used a 22-3 run in the fourth quarter to permanently take the lead. Milwaukee outscored Atlanta 34-15 in the fourth quarter.
- Al Horford recorded his 22nd double-double of the season tonight by putting forth a 17 point, ten rebound effort while Josh Smith tallied his 21st double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
- The Bucks made nine three-pointers tonight, the most since a Dec. 13 win at Dallas when they also made nine from behind the arc.
- Mike Bibby failed to make a three-pointer tonight for just the sixth time this season.