Bucks at Bobcats
Lead Changes: 12
Times Tied: 3
Box Score and Recap

Attendance: 12,368
Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes
29-44
31-42
86
87

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
26
20
26
14
86
27
18
20
22
87

DEL-3-NO DOES IT AGAIN Carlos Delfino, aka Del-3-no connected on five 3-pointers on Saturday, the fourth time in the last five games that he has made at least five long-distance shots. During that streak he's hitting 59.1 percent from three (26-44) as well as 59.1 percent from the field (39-66). Del-3-no is averaging a team-high 23.4 points in the last five games and is also chipping in with 6.2 rebounds (second on the team), 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals (first). His 2.3 3-pointers would tie him for third in the NBA if he had enough games to qualify and his eight games with five or more three pointers is tied for second in the league. The Bucks are 8-5 on the season when he sinks at least three 3-pointers. He's connected on at least two 3-pointers in each of his last five games, the secondlongest streak of his career (seven in 2007).

SALMONATING John Salmons has heated up over his last six games, topping 20 points four times and averaging 18.8 points during that stretch. Against his former team, the Chicago Bulls, on Saturday he had 25 points, five rebounds and two steals in 41 minutes. During this six-game run he's averaging 18.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting from the floor (46-98) and he's connected on 87.5 percent of his free throws (14-16). On top of the scoring numbers, Salmons is adding 5.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 39.6 minutes.

MOUT-ILITY PLAYER Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has done a little of everything for the Bucks in his last 13 tilts. Mbah a Moute has averaged 10.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.5 assists in those 13 (Feb. 26, Mar. 6-26). Those numbers are all beyond his season averages of 6.5 points, 5.4 boards, 0.9 steal and 0.9 assists. The third-year pro has done all of that while shooting 49.1 percent from the field (52-106) and leading the team in free throws made (38) and attempted (47 80.9 percent). Nine of his 19 double-figure scoring games this year have been in this stretch and he scored in double-figures a career-high six consecutive games.

NEARING NUMBERS John Salmons swiped the 600th steal of his career on Saturday night. A few other milestones are on the horizon for Bucks players: Brandon Jennings (228) is four 3-pointers away from passing Toni Kukoc and Lee Mayberry (231) for 10th place in franchise history Carlos Delfino (225) is also chasing Kukoc and Mayberry for that spot. Andrew Bogut (157) needs two blocks to pass Ervin Johnson (158) for the ninth-most in a single season for the Bucks. Bogut's 175 last season (in 69 games) are the sixth-most in Bucks history. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (1,498) is two points away from 1,500 for his career and Andrew Bogut (4,966) is 34 points away from 5,000. Keyon Dooling (443) is seven steals from 450.

  • Over his last eight games Andrew Bogut is shooting 54.2 percent from the field (52-96) and tallying 14.6 points per game. He's also 13-18 from the free throw line in that stretch. His season averages in each of those categories are: 48.8 percent, 12.8 points and 44.0 percent from the line.

  • The Bucks sellout on Saturday night was their third of the season and 166th at the Bradley Center. They've sold out 597 games in Milwaukee and need just three to reach 600 in franchise history.

  • Larry Sanders' 62 blocks are second among first-year players and he blocks 3.8 shots per 48 minutes, fifth among all players who have appeared in at least 50 games.

  • The Bucks are in the final stretch of a busy March that has 16 games scheduled (10 at home). The last time they had more then 16 games in a month was January 2009 (18). They're currently 7-7 with two games remaining (both on the road). The Bucks close the season with seven of 10 games on the road.

  • The Bucks are 16-9 when they sink seven or more 3-pointers and 20-16 when they make at least six. They have also gone 20-16 when shooting a higher percentage than their opponent from 3-point range. In each of the Bucks last seven wins they've made at least six 3-pointers and shot 36.8 percent or better from three. In their last five contests they've shot 44.2 percent from 3-point range (38-86).

  • Carlos Delfino (91 3-pointers) and Brandon Jennings (83) have a chance to become the first Bucks duo to connect on 100-plus 3-pointers in consecutive seasons. Last year Jennings sank 145 threes while Delfino had 134 to combine for 279, the fourth-most for two players in franchise history.
Jennings
Salmons
Delfino
Mbah a Moute
Bogut
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Augustin
Henderson
Jackson
Diaw
Brown
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Ersan Ilyasova Concussion
Out
Player Injury
Status
DeSagana Diop Right achilles
Out
Stephen Jackson Left hamstring
Probable
Shaun Livingston Left ankle sprain
Game-time Decsion
Eduardo Najera Right shoulder
Game-time Decision
Joel Przybilla Right knee sorness
Day-to-Day
Tyrus Thomas Brusied ribs
Game-time Decision


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