Bucks at Hawks
Lead Changes: 6
Times Tied: 3
Box Score and Recap

Attendance: 13,590
Duration: 1 hour, 57 mintues
26-40
39-28
85
110

The Davis Dish - Bucks vs Hawks Preview
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
17
22
16
30
85
28
27
29
26
110

Bucks head coach Scott Skiles: “We had trouble getting back on defense early in the game, and we looked a little bit tired. We tried to put fresher bodies in there, but that didn’t work. It was just one of those games where we didn’t play very well. A couple of the three’s Joe (Johnson) hit were off screens, but you have to give him credit for how he shot tonight. Tonight they dictated to us instead of us to them. We just couldn’t get any continuity going other than (Andrew) Bogut tonight.”

 

Andrew Bogut: “Tonight we just didn’t play well. Joe Johnson caught fire in the second quarter, but we just didn’t play well defensively. Had we played defense like we did against Boston, it would have been closer and we would have had a chance to win the game. We never got into the rhythm of the game, and I think we focused too much on scoring today and not enough on defense. I got some things going offensively tonight, but obviously it wasn’t enough.”


MILWAUK-D – The Bucks defense continues to improve this season as they rank third in points allowed (92.2), sixth in defensive field goal percentage (44.5) and seventh in opponents' 3-point percentage (34.0). They've held 49 of their 65 opponents below 100 points (second in the NBA) and 31 of those foes scored 90 points or less (third in the NBA). Seven of the last eight Bucks opponents have scored 90 points or less. In the last eight, Bucks opponents are averaging 86.4 points per game but if you omit the Suns 102 points against Milwaukee on March 4, the average is 84.1 points per game. In 2007-08, the season before Scott Skiles became head coach, the Bucks allowed 103.9 points (23rd), 48.0 shooting (29th), 38.4 3-point percentage (27th) and held 30 of their 82 opponents below 100 points.

NEARING NUMBERS – A few milestones are on the horizon for Bucks players. Andrew Bogut (592) is eight blocks away from joining Alton Lister (804) and Harvey Catchings (710) as the only Bucks with 600-plus blocks in franchise history. Chris Douglas-Roberts is (194) six assists away from 200. Brandon Jennings (221) is 11 3- pointers away from passing Toni Kukoc and Lee Mayberry (231) for 10th place in franchise history and seven (1,993) points away from 2,000. Carlos Delfino (393) is seven 3-pointers from 400 for his career and (198) two 3- pointers away from 200 in his Bucks career. Delfino (290) also needs 10 steals from 300. John Salmons (1,997) is three rebounds from 2,000 and (596) four steals from 600 for his career. Keyon Dooling (443) is seven steals away from 450.

IN LIKE A LION – Brandon Jennings has stepped it up so far this March, scoring in double figures in the six of the first seven games of the month. He has led the team in scoring in four of those seven games and so far this month, the point guard is averaging a team-high 17.7 points while shooting 42.6 percent from the field, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game. This season, the Bucks are 6-2 when Jennings has performances with 20 or more points, five or more rebounds and four or more assists.

MARCH MANIA – Busy is an understatement for the Bucks in the month of March. The team has 16 total games, 10 of which will be played at home. The last time the Bucks had more than 16 games in one month was 18 in January 2009. The last time the Bucks had more than 16 games in the month of March was 17 in March 2005. The Bucks are currently in a stretch where they play 12 games in 21 days and are 3-2 so far. That stretch includes four backto- back sets and eight games against opponents who are .500 or better (47-17 Boston twice, 34-32 Philadelphia, 38-28 Atlanta, 42-25 Orlando, 34-31 New York twice and 47-18 Chicago).

  • Wednesday's game wraps up the Bucks short two-game road trip. After tonight, the team plays four-straight games at the Bradley Center and five of its next six at home.

  • Forward Corey Maggette returned to the Bucks lineup Sunday night after being on the inactive list for two games with a sore right knee. He was active for Saturday's game against Philadelphia but was a DNP-CD. Maggette logged 7:03 in his first game back and went 3-4 from the free throw line for three points.

  • Bucks center Earl Barron had a season-high 10 points and four field goals (4-6 from the field) on Sunday at Boston. He led the team in scoring for the first time this season.

  • On the season, the Bucks average 7.5 steals per game for 11th in the league. Over the last six games, the Bucks are averaging 11.0 swipes (66) per game.

  • Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has had a productive March so far, averaging 9.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 assist. On the season, he is averaging 6.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.8 assists and the Bucks are 5-2 when the Cameroon native records a double-double.

  • The Bucks scored a franchise-low 56 points against Boston Sunday and tied a franchise low for points in a half with 22 points (nine in the first, 13 in the second) in the first half.
Jennings
Salmons
Delfino
Mbah a Moute
Bogut
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Hinrich
Johnson
Williams
Smith
Horford
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Ersan Ilyasova Concussion
Out
Drew Gooden Plantars Faciitis
Out
Michael Redd Left ACL/MCL
Out
Player Injury
Status
Al Horford Left ankle
Day-to-Day