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Bucks vs Bobcats
Bradley Center
7:30pm

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Attendance: 16,519
Duratin: 2:18
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Head Coach Scott Skiles

On the win
We did a lot of good things out there tonight. We had a lot of energy.

On positives in win
We had a lot of deflections, we got out in the open floor, and thats the way we like to play.

On Brandon Jennings triple-double
He was really, really good offensively. He was stepping into his shots, on balance, made good decisions with the ball. For the most part, controlled the team, ran the game. He was very, very good.

Hes a very good defensive rebounder, and always has been.

Center Andrew Bogut

On the win
A key emphasis for us before tonights game: we havent played up to our potential, our workhorse mentality, we havent played hard. We rectified that tonight, right from the get-go. Defensively we were very strong and thats what won us the game.

On teams chemistry
Its going to take time, we have a lot of new faces, but were getting there. A win kind of stems the blows from the last two games.

Guard Brandon Jennings

On his performance
First thing is, that we got a win. [Its especially important to] get the first win at home in front of the fans.

On the win
Just seemed like everything was clicking tonight, the offense was running smooth, everybody was being unselfish, and I think thats the way we have to play if we want to be successful.

On the triple double
I just let the game come to me. When youre being unselfish and the balls moving a little more, you see everything else opens up.


BOGUT ON BOARD With his 10 boards on Friday night, Andrew Bogut has 3,025 rebounds for his career. That number puts him 26 rebounds away from passing Ervin Johnson (3,050) for 10th place in franchise history in rebounds. Bogut is also closing in on other milestones. With 4,226 points he now needs 101 to pass Jay Humphries (4,336) for 20th in team history and at 454 blocks, he needs 21 more to pass Randy Breuer for fifth place.

NEW KID IN TOWN Through two games, Bucks newcomer Corey Maggette has led the club in scoring with 19.5 points while connecting on 45.8 percent of his field goal attempts (11-24) and going to the free throw line a teambest 16 times, connecting on all 16. Those 16 makes tie him for eighth in the league. Maggette has also averaged 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 25 minutes of action.

IMPRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS The Bucks made the largest improvement in the East last season and third-best in the NBA, winning 12 more games than they won the prior year (34-48 in 2008-09). From the 2007-08 season, the Bucks improved on their 26-56 record by 20 games. Milwaukee's 46 wins were their most wins since going 52- 30 in the 2000-01 season. The Bucks also won 30 games (31-21) against the Eastern Conference for the first time since posting a 33-21 mark in 2003-04.

HOME OPENERS The Bucks are 30-12 all-time in home openers, but haven't opened a season in Milwaukee since the 1984-85 season. Milwaukee has gone 10-2 in their last twelve home openers with the only two losses coming in 2008-09 and 2002-03 dating back to 1998-99. This is the first season that the Bucks have played the Bobcats in their home opener.

NEARING NUMBERS Several Bucks are closing in on personal milestones. Among them are: Carlos Delfino (242) is eight steals away from 250 for his career. Delfino (336) also needs 14 threes to reach 350. Keyon Dooling (597) needs three games to reach 600 for his career and five steals to reach 400. Ersan Ilyasova (149) is one game away from 150 for his career. Brandon Jennings (147) needs three 3-pointers for 150 and is 13 assists away from 500.
  • The Bucks opened the season in New Orleans on Wednesday, the 26th consecutive year they've opened the season on the road. Milwaukee's record is now 14-12 in those openers.

  • Through two games Brandon Jennings is averaging a team-best 8.5 assists per game. He has just two turnovers during that stretch for a 8.50:1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

  • With Keyon Dooling, Drew Gooden, Corey Maggette and Larry Sanders making their Bucks debuts on Wednesday night and Jon Brockman making his debut on Friday, the franchise has now had 319 players appear in a regular season game in the franchise's history.

  • Brandon Jennings has gone to the free throw line 12 times in the first two games, second on the club. He has knocked down nine of those attempts for a 75.0 percentage.

  • Carlos Delfino continues to knock down 3-pointers as he now leads the team with a 46.7 percentage from downtown. His seven makes (out of 15 attempts) leads the club and is sixth in the NBA.

  • Last season, after compiling a 46-36 regular season record, the Bucks made it to the playoffs for the first time since the 2005-06 season. The Bucks stretched the series with Atlanta to the full seven games, but the Hawks were able to capitalize on their home court advantage and advance to the second round.
Jennings
Salmons
Delfino
Gooden
Bogut
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Augustin
Jackson
Wallace
Diaw
Mohammed
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com



Player Injury
Status
Chris Douglas-Roberts Right eye injury
Not With Team
Darington Hobson Left hip surgery
Out
Michael Redd Torn ACL & MCL
Out
Player Injury
Status
Kwame Brown Left ankle sprain
Out
Dominic McGuire Stres fracture, left shin
Out


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