BENCH BOARDS - In Andrew Bogut's absence, Corey Maggette, Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders have provided a
big boost off the bench for the Bucks over the past two games. Together, they have combined to pull down 47
(51.6 percent) of the Bucks 91 rebounds.
TAKING CARE -The Bucks have taken equal or better care of the basketball than their opponents in 11 of their 15
games so far, averaging 14.4 turnovers to their opponents' 15.9 turnovers (ninth in the league). In their five wins
thus far, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 18.2 turnovers per game while committing 16.4 turnovers
themselves. Over their last two games, the Bucks are averaging 8.5 turnovers to their opponents' 14.0 mishandles.
BOARDING SCHOOL - The Bucks have outrebounded foes in 12 of 15 games this year, including the last eight. In
those seven, they've averaged 47.3 rebounds (378) to 38.6 for their opponents (309). On the season the Bucks
average 44.7 rebounds, good for fourth in the NBA. They're ranked sixth in offensive rebounds (12.9) and are tied
for eighth in defensive rebounds (31.9) to join the Lakers, Bulls and Timberwolves as the only teams ranked in the
top 10 in offensive and defensive rebounding. Milwaukee leads the league in rebound percentage, collecting 53.7
percent of the rebounds that are available in a game. The Bucks have a 79.0 defensive rebounding percentage,
which is also first in the league.
NEARING NUMBERS - A few personal milestones were reached in Friday's game at Detroit and more are on the way for Bucks players. Corey Maggette
(12,005) passed 12,000 for his career. Brandon Jennings surpassed the 1,500 point mark and now has 1,523 career points. Ersan Ilyasova has exactly 500
career field goals and needs seven 3-pointers (currently at 143) to reach 150. Earl Boykins (598) is two games away from 600. Andrew Bogut (482) is 14
blocks away from passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (495) for fourth in franchise history. Carlos Delfino (249) is one steal away from 250 for his career and
(346) needs four threes to reach 350. Drew Gooden (445) is five steals away from 450 and (394) six blocks away from 400. John Salmons (1,495) needs
five assists for 1,500. The Bucks franchise (1,795) is five wins from 1,800. That's 14th among active franchises, but their .524 winning percentage (1,795-
1,632) is eighth among active franchises. Only Phoenix (1,922 wins) has been in the NBA as long as the Bucks among teams ahead of Milwaukee in wins. All
other franchises joined the league before Milwaukee.
- The Bucks look to put an end to their five-game losing streak tonight when they host the Bobcats.
- The Bucks
have been successful (2-0) this season when facing Southeast Division opponents.
- Center Andrew Bogut has missed the past two games due to back soreness. Bogut is listed as day-to-day.
- Brandon Jennings led all scorers with 25 points against Detroit on Friday. Jennings also dished out six assists
and recorded four rebounds, one steal and one block.
- Rookie Larry Sanders has logged significant minutes (27.3 per game) in the past two games. In those
contests, Sanders averaged 8.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks.
- The Bucks have held 12 of their 15 opponents to under 100 points so far this season, with one of those
opponents (Boston) scoring 105 points in overtime. The 12 games ties for second in the league with Dallas
and Miami. New Orleans leads the league by holding its opponents to under 100 points on 13 occasions, and
also leads the NBA in opponent points allowed with 91.1. Milwaukee is currently second in the league in
opponent points, allowing just 91.3 points per game.
- The Bucks allow the fewest points in the paint each game at 33.3 per game. Milwaukee is tied for eighth in
second chance points at 14.0 and is allowing the third-fewest at 11.1. The Bucks have had the advantage in
second chance points in 11 of their 15 games.
- Tonight's game is the second half of the sixth back-to-back set for the Bucks this season. In total, Milwaukee
will play an NBA-high 23 sets of back-to-backs. So far, the Bucks are 2-3 in the closing games of B2Bs.
- The Bucks are in the midst of a stretch in which they play four of five games away from the Bradley Center.