GAMEDAY: Milwaukee at Boston - 11/03/10

Bucks at Celtics
TD Garden

TV Companion

Attendance: 18,624
Duration: 2 Hours 58 Minutes

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1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter OT Final Score

Head Coach Scott Skiles

"We did some things better tonight that's for sure, we just kind of shot ourselves in the foot in regulation, we gave up two three point plays and we had some guys come out of timeout not knowing what we were doing and you know those plays were big. But we fought, got into overtime, and had our chances, just weren't able to get it"

Re: Sense of urgency? "Well we were better at it, we were better we're still not where we need to be, but we were better so we'll see, hopefully we'll look at it as we took a positive step forward and carry it over to the next game"

Re: Delfino game tying basket? "Yeah we were ok looking at the timeout, just we weren't as good in the flow. As I said we did enough good things to put ourselves in a position to win, we weren't able to close it out"

"Look its Kevin Garnett, you know Kevin made a few nice plays but that's who he is, you know he's a great player he's a Hall of Fame player"

"Our defense was good even there late, we forced them to miss a couple shots but we stood flat footed and allowed it to go right over our head to them but you know if you wanna be a great team on the road you gotta make those plays, so we still obviously have a ways to go"

Re: 7 point lead in the 4th? "They put Rondo back in the game and he really took it to us in terms of his penetration hurt us and we did force them to miss a couple of times we just again tried to finish off the possessions and then got careless with the ball of couple of times and that all happened in a span of about a minute and a half and they're right back in it again"

Andrew Bogut

RE: Not being able to close the game out with a win. "We were right there. We were very very close but we couldn't stick with it. I think if we executed better at the end of the game...we had a couple screw ups on some plays and some defensive mishaps in layups. Beyond that we'd win the game. So, we were very very close. We're going to stick with it. We can win in Indiana and hopefully get something going here. We know we played a good game tonight but not good enough."

RE: Developed policies regarding technical fouls in the NBA. "It hasn't really affected me. Obviously there are some quick triggers, but they're trying to be lenient and they talked to us about it. They've told us that they don't want to T guys up, but I think the fine line is when it has to be the same with everybody. That's when players respect the league more. I think that the frustrating thing is that guys are waiting to see if "big dogs" will get the same call as the "little dogs" as far as reactions go. So far, it looks okay, but when it's a playoff game and it's sold guy already has a technical and it's late in the game...that's when you push what happens. For the most part I have no problem with it. It is a lot of money so I'll learn to keep my mouth shut, but it's my first one of the year...hopefully I won't get any more.

Brandon Jennings

RE: Not being able to close the game out with a win. "We were close. Just some calls didn't go our way...a little mess up in execution down the stretch...but I felt like we gave them all we had in the fourth quarter."

RE: Fouling Paul Pierce with the good possibility that he could make them. "He knocked down some clutch free throws towards the hey, what can you say about it. They're free so you've got to make them."

RE: Starting the season at 1-4. I've never started one and four. So, hopefully this was a test for us to wake up and see how we need to play every night. We did a lot of good things tonight. Somebody's got to lose."

RE: Do you think if you keep playing in this fashion, things can turn around? Yea, hopefully. I think we know how good we really are now...that we can hang with a team like Boston and scare them a little bit. I know it's a little bit early, but to have them go into overtime and only win by three in their own've got to kind of keep your head up on that one and keep it pushin'."

(TRIPLE) DOUBLE THE FUN - On Saturday night, second-year point guard Brandon Jennings recorded his first career triple-double with 20 points, 10 assists and a career-high 10 rebounds. Jennings became the first Buck (and youngest player in franchise history at 21 years and 37 days) since Ramon Sessions on April 1, 2009 to score a triple-double when he finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists. Jennings is the 17th player in Bucks history to record a triple-double and it was the 45th time the feat was accomplished. Through four games, Jennings is averaging 8.5 assists per game (T-7th in the league) and has had two games with double-digit assists. As a rookie, Jennings had three games all season with 10 or more assists.

55 POINTS + TRIPLE-DOUBLE=HISTORY - With his triple-double against Charlotte and his 55-point performance against Golden State on Nov. 14, 2009, Jennings is now just one of two players in NBA history (along with Elgin Baylor) to score 50+ points and have a triple-double in their first 100 NBA games.

- Last year against Boston, Bucks center Andrew Bogut played just two games out of the four game series, but averaged 25.0 points, 15.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks while shooting 60.0 percent from the field. Bogut's 25.0 points against Boston was his second-highest scoring average against any team last year (behind 26.0 points in one game vs. New Orleans) and his 15.5 rebounds marked his best rebounding performance against any Bucks opponent. In his 12 career games against Boston, Bogut is averaging 14.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks while shooting 52.3 percent.

NEARING NUMBERS - On Tuesday, Jennings had seven assists, surpassing the 500 assist mark and now has 504 career dimes. Several other Bucks are nearing personal milestones. Among them are: Carlos Delfino (246) is four steals away from 250 for his career. Delfino (344) also needs six threes to reach 350. John Salmons (443) needs seven 3-pointers for 350 in his career. Keyon Dooling (599) needs one game to reach 600 for his career and five steals to reach 400. With his nine boards on Tuesday night, Andrew Bogut has 3,032 rebounds for his career. That number puts him 18 rebounds away from tying Ervin Johnson (3,050) for 10th place in franchise history in rebounds. Bogut is also closing in on other milestones. With 4,262 points he now needs 75 to pass Jay Humphries (4,336) for 20th in team history and at 460 blocks, he needs 15 more to pass Randy Breuer for fifth place.
  • Tonight is Milwaukee's first of four appearances on ESPN during the 2010-11 season. The Bucks will also be on ESPN February 16 vs. Denver, March 6 vs. Boston and April 6 at Miami.

  • The Bucks are in the midst of their second back-to-back set, which is the second of a league-leading 23 backto- back sets. So far, the team is 1-0 on the second night of a back-to-back.

  • Carlos Delfino continues to knock down 3-pointers as he now leads the team with a 48.4 percentage from downtown. Delfino's 15 makes (out of 31 attempts) leads the club and is second in the NBA.

  • Through three games, Bucks newcomer Corey Maggette is tied for first on the team in scoring with 16.0 points (off the bench) and has gone to the free throw line a team-best 29 times, connecting on all 29. Those 29 makes tie him for sixth in the league.

  • The Bucks are in the midst of four games (vs. Portland, at Boston, at Indiana, vs. New Orleans) during a fiveday stretch. Two back-to-back sets are in that stretch, including last night's game against Portland and tonight's match-up the 2010 Eastern Conference Champions, Boston. So far this season, Portland, Boston, Indiana and New Orleans have a 12-3 record combined.
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Player Injury
Chris Douglas-Roberts Right eye injury
Darington Hobson Left hip surgery
Michael Redd Torn ACL & MCL
Player Injury
Kendrick Perkins Right knee surgery
Shaquille O'Neal Bruised right knee
Avery Bradley Sprained left ankle