Bucks vs Celtics
Bradley Center
16,110
Box Score & Recap

Lead Changes: 6 | Times Tied: 6
Duration: 2:21
23-37
45-15
83
89

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
26
23
16
18
83
27
16
26
20
89

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME Bucks forward Corey Maggette has averaged 22.9 minutes in 54 games this season (17 starts) and has made the most of that time by averaging 13.3 points in those 22.9 minutes. Among players averaging less than 25.0 minutes per game, Maggette is scoring the second-most points, trailing just Louis Williams of the 76ers, who averages 13.5 points in 23.4 minutes.

Last season, Maggette owned the NBA's highest scoring average (19.8) for a player averaging less than 30.0 minutes per game (29.7). This season Maggette is fifth for players averaging fewer than 30.0 minutes per game (in at least 50 games) and he's tied for 27th in free throws per game (4.4) despite everyone ahead of him on the list playing at least eight more minutes per game than him.

MILWAUK-D The Bucks defense continues to improve this season as they rank fourth in points allowed (93.0), sixth in defensive field goal percentage (44.6) and sixth in opponents' 3-point percentage (33.9). They've held 44 of their 60 opponents below 100 points (fourth in the NBA) and 20 of those foes were held below 90 points. 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.

IN LIKE A LION? 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 the Bradley Center. 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 team has three consecutive weeks with four games in each week, which also translates to 12 games in 21 days. That stretch includes four back-to-back sets and eight games against opponents who are .500 or better (45-15 Boston twice, 31-30 Philadelphia, 37- 25 Atlanta, 40-23 Orlando, 31-29 New York twice and 42-18 Chicago).

OPPONENTS FIND BROCKMAN OFFENSIVE Jon Brockman has been offensive to Bucks opponents as he has averaged 7.0 rebounds (14) in starting the last two games, with 6.0 of those rebounds (12) coming on the offensive end. On the season Brockman's 59 offensive rebounds are fourth on the team behind Andrew Bogut (158), Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (123) and Ersan Ilyasova (97) despite the fact that Brockman has played the fewest minutes of any Bucks player who has been with the team for the entire season. This year Brockman is averaging a team-leading 4.3 offensive rebounds per 36 minutes, ahead of Andrew Bogut's 3.2.

  • The Bucks have gone 3-4 in their last seven against the Celtics. During that stretch (starting with a loss on November 15, 2008), the teams have alternated wins and losses, with the Bucks losing the last matchup November 3, 2011 at Boston in overtime. While two of those seven games have gone to overtime, four of the seven games have been decided by nine or more points.

  • Andrew Bogut (left intercostal muscle strain), Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) and Luc Mbah a Moute (stomach virus) all missed Friday's game against the Suns as the Bucks used a 10-man rotation with Drew Gooden and Michael Redd also recovering from injuries.

  • Earl Boykins has come off the bench to average 9.3 points and 1.7 assists in his last three games. Over that time Boykins has shot 52.2 percent from the field (12-23) and 40.0 percent from three

    (2-5). He's been economical with his time, putting up those numbers in 14.8 minutes per game.
  • Milwaukee is in the midst of a four-game homestand and they're currently 3-5 in a stretch where they'll play 10 of 12 contests at the Bradley Center. Following tonight's game against Boston, the Bucks will travel to Washington to play a road game and then play six of seven at home after that.

  • Brandon Jennings (208) is 24 3-pointers away from passing Toni Kukoc and Lee Mayberry (231) for 10th place in franchise history.
Jennings
Salmons
Delfino
Sanders
Brockman
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Rondo
Allen
Pierce
Garnett
Krstic
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Andrew Bogut Left intercostal strain
Out
Ersan Ilyasova Concussion
Out
Drew Gooden Plantars Faciitis
Out
Michael Redd Left ACL/MCL
Out
Player Injury
Status
Jermaine O'Neal Sore left leg
Out
Shaquille O'Neal Sore right leg
Out
Glen Davis Strained patella tendon
Day-to-Day
Delonte West Sprained right ankle
Day-to-Day
Von Wafer Strained right calf
Day-to-Day


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