THREE HISTORY - The Bucks are one three-pointer away from making history as the next triple will tie them for the
most threes in a season in franchise history. The Bucks have hit 592 three-pointers this season, one short of that
club record of 593 set in 2000-01. The Bucks 592 made threes rank them fifth in the league. Brandon Jennings
Bucks rookie record 133 three-pointers rank second among rookies and tie him for 15th in the NBA.
NO JOHN DOE - Since being acquired by the Bucks in a trade deadline deal with the Bulls, John Salmons is making
a name for himself in Milwaukee. The Bucks are 18-6 (.750) since acquiring Salmons. Over that span, he's
averaging a team-high 20.0 points to go with 3.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals, leading or tied for the team
lead in scoring in 12 of those games and scoring double-figures in 22 of the 24. He's also tallied 12 games with 20
points or more, including 20-plus performances in nine of his last 13 games. Salmons is shooting 46.3 percent
with the Bucks, including 38.9 percent from long range.
MAGIC IN THE AIR? - The Bucks magic number needed to qualify for the playoffs is two, meaning that any
combination of Bucks wins and Bulls losses totaling two will secure Milwaukee its first playoff berth since 2005-
06. Therefore, the Bucks can clinch a spot with a win tonight.
WINNING WAYS - The Bucks are back on the winning track as their win on Saturday guarantees them their first winning season since posting a 42-40
record in the 2002-03 season. The Bucks, who have the fifth-most wins of any NBA franchise since their inception in 1968-69, have now finished at .500 or
above 25 times in their history. Milwaukee also has its most home wins (27) since posting a 27-14 mark in 2003-04 and they finish the year at .500 or
better against the Western Conference (15-15) for the first time since a 14-14 finish in 2000-01. The Bucks have won 18 of their last 24 (.750) games.
IN THE LAST 24... - The Bucks have won 18 of their last 24 (.750) games, receiving key contributions from several different players. John Salmons is the
team's leading scorer over that time with 20.0 per game (see the `No John Doe' note on page one for more on Salmons), followed by 15.8 points in 23
games from Andrew Bogut, 13.1 from Brandon Jennings, 12.9 in 20 games from Carlos Delfino and 10.0 from Ersan Ilysaova. Bogut has added 10.2
rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game in that span while Jennings (5.2 assists) and Luke Ridnour (4.0) have been the main distributors.
- Bucks center Andrew Bogut sustained a dislocated right elbow, a sprained right wrist and a broken right hand
after a fall against Phoenix on Saturday. Bogut is averaging career-highs in points (15.9) and blocks (2.5) this
season and his 175 blocks on the year are the most by a Bucks player since Alton Lister had 177 in 1982-83,
giving him the sixth highest single-season block total in Bucks history. Bogut, who is second in the NBA in
blocked shots, is one of two players in the league averaging 15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks
(Dwight Howard is the other). No timetable has been determined for his return as of yet.
- The Monday, April 12 Bucks game against the Hawks (7:00 p.m. tip) will now be televised by FS Wisconsin.
- Luke Ridnour has scored double figures in seven of his last nine games, averaging 10.9 points and a team leading
5.2 assists and is shooting 49.4 percent (38-77), including 37.5 (9-24) from three-point range.
- The Bucks are 11-9 in the first game of back-to-back sets this season heading into the game with Chicago,
which begins their third of four straight sets of back-to-backs. The Bucks have been even better in their
second game of back-to-backs, posting a 13-7 mark in game two.
- Ersan Ilyasova is averaging 13.0 points and 6.8 rebounds in his last four games, shooting 51.2 percent (22-
43) from the field in those four.
- Carlos Delfino is one assist from 500 career dishes and set a new single-season career-high with 122 threepointers
after hitting three on Saturday, eclipsing his previous high of 120 with Toronto in 2007-08. In two
games since returning form injury, Delfino is averaging 15.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 threes per game.
- Kurt Thomas is two blocks away from 750 for his career. Thomas has scored 10 points (his season-high) in
two of the last three games.
- With Saturday's win, the Bucks have beaten six of the last seven teams they have played with better records
than them on the day of the game.