Bucks vs Celtics
Lead Changes: 6
Times Tied: 3


Attendance: 15,171
Duration: 2 hours and 4 minutes
The Davis Dish - Bucks vs Celtics Recap

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

GOING STREAKING – In addition to the Bucks' six-game winning streak, Milwaukee is also in the midst of a fourgame run of 30-assist outings. The Bucks have averaged 34.5 dimes per game over the last four while registering assists on a whopping 75.8% of their made field goals (138-of-182). To put that in perspective, the NBA average for assist percentage this season 57.5%. The NBA hasn't seen a four-game run of 30+ assist outings since PHX did so from Dec. 2-7, 2007, and the last five-game run in the league belongs to the Magic from Apr. 8-17, 1995.

THE SECRET – Milwaukee has gone 7-1 in its last eight games, establishing a season-long winning streak of six games in the process (currently the longest active winning streak in the NBA). Over that span, the Bucks are averaging 110.1 ppg, 30.9 apg and 8.6 3FGM/game. The Bucks may have figured out the secret trends to winning through their recent success. Here are the key figures:

100: Milwaukee is posting a tidy 17-4 record when cracking the century mark. The Bucks have tallied 100+ points in each of the last seven games, going 6-1 in that span, after doing so just once in the previous 12 games (3-9 over that stretch). The current streak is Milwaukee's longest since the 2007-08 season.

30: The Bucks have now handed out 30 assists in each of the last four games. More about the significance of that streak can be found in the note above, but for the season, the Bucks are 8-0 when topping 30 assists in a game. Five of the seven wins during the Bucks' current 7-1 stretch have included 30+ assists.

10: Milwaukee is 9-0 this season when tallying 10+ treys, including Tuesday's win at Portland in which the Bucks went 11-of-21 from long distance. The Bucks have recorded 10+ 3FGM in four of the last eight games.

GOOD (EN) VIBRATIONS – Prior to the All-Star break, Drew Gooden missed four games with a right wrist sprain. During that time, the Bucks went 1-3 and scored just 89.5 points per game. In the 12 games since Gooden has returned to the lineup, the Bucks have averaged 107.3 points and topped 100 eight times. Individually, Gooden has averaged 19.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game over those 12. In that span he's posted five double-doubles, one tripledouble, and recorded three of his highest point totals this season (season-high 27 vs. Chicago on 3/7, 26 at Atlanta on 3/2 and 25 vs. Philadelphia on 3/5). On Monday, the NBA named Gooden the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

ERSANITY! – While Linsanity was taking the Big Apple by storm, Ersan Ilyasova produced a historic night of his own just across the Hudson. Ilyasova erupted for career highs of 29 points and 25 rebounds in Milwaukee's win at New Jersey on 2/19, becoming the first Bucks player in over 30 years to tally 25+ points and rebounds in a single game. Ilyasova becomes just the third member of the 25/25 club in Bucks history, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Swen Nater.
  • Tuesday's win extended Milwaukee's streak of victories to a season-long six consecutive games. Milwaukee's current six-game run is the team's longest since recording two six-game streaks late in the 2009-10 season (Feb. 19-27 and Mar. 3-14). The Bucks' last seven-game winning streak came from Jan. 8-21, 2002, when Milwaukee rattled off eight straight wins.

  • The Bucks have climbed to 7th in the NBA in points per game with 98.0 and 4th in assists per game with 23.04.

  • Mike Dunleavy is averaging 19.8 points and 4.7 assists off the bench over his last six games (all Bucks wins) while shooting 44-for-74 (.595) from the field and 15-for-31 (.483) from behind the arc.

  • The Bucks set new season highs for margin of victory (29 points), fourth-quarter points (34), field goals made (48) and shooting percentage (.578) against the Trail Blazers on 3/20.

  • Milwaukee's final box score reflected as many assists as rebounds, 35, at Portland on Tuesday.

  • The Bucks recorded an NBA-season-high 38 assists vs. Cleveland on 3/14, one of five 30-assist games in Milwaukee's last six outings.


*Projected Starters by Bucks.com

Player Injury
Kwame Brown Torn pectoral muscle
Player Injury
Jermaine O'Neal Left wrist surgery
Chris Wilcox Aorta condition