GAMEDAY: Milwaukee vs Chicago - 2/4/12



Bucks vs Bulls
Lead Changes: 1
Times Tied: 1

TV COMPANION RECAP

Attendance: 18,717 (Sellout)
Duration: 1 hour and 56 minutes
10-13
20-6
90
113

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
16
27
21
26
90
30
37
20
26
113

JUMP START
Chicago got out of the gates early and never looked back. There was one lead change tonight and that came shortly after the Bucks scored the first bucket of the game. The Bulls shot 63.2% from the floor in the first quarter en route to a 14 point lead after one. Derrick Rose scored 16 of Chicago's 30 first quarter points on 6-8 shooting. The Bulls hot shooting continued through the second quarter as Chicago finished the half at 60.9%. The Bucks meanwhile shot 36.4%.

GLASS CLEANERS
The Bucks were outrebounded heavily tonight as Chicago pulled down 53 boards to Milwaukee's 39. Chicago's glass attack was balanced, led by Deng and Noah with 9. Boozer and Korver added 6, Gibson 5 and Brewer 4.

THREE POINT CURSE
While the Bulls shot a red hot 46.7% from three, the Bucks connected on only 1 of 12. The Bucks joined their fellow Wisconsin Basketball brethren in a dissapointing long range day. Marquette shot 2-13 from three in a loss at Notre Dame and the Wisconsin Badgers shot 5-27 in a home loss to Ohio State. A combined 8-52 (15%).

HARRIS
Bucks rookie Tobias harris played 29:48 tonight and took full advantage of his minutes. Harris scored a season high 19 points on 8-14 shooting.

NUMBERS
46.7 - Bulls 3 point shooting percentage
Coming into tonight, the Bucks had held their opponents to 29.7% shooting from behind the arc in their last nine games. That stat took an evil turn for the worse tonight as the Bulls scorched the Bucks from deep led by Kyle Korver who knocked down four from long range.

8 - Bucks Turnovers
The Bucks have taken care of the ball against Chicago in both meetings this season. The Bucks tied their season low with only eight turnovers, the same number they had last week in Chicago.

10 - Drew Gooden free throw attempts and makes
Drew Gooden posted a solid shooting line tonight connecting on 7-13 from the filed and a perfect 10-10 from the line. He scored 24 points and added three rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot.

4 - Bulls free throw attempts
The Bulls posted 113 points with only three of those points coming from the foul line. The Bucks committed a season low 8 fouls. The Bulls three made free throws and four free throw attempts were also season lows for Bucks opponents.

FULL HOUSE
Fans packed the Bradley Center tonight for the teams first sellout of the season -18,717.

NEXT:
The Bucks take on Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns at home on Tuesday at 7 PM. In the first meeting this season, Suns guard Steve Nash handed out 17 assists and Phoenix connected on 10 three-pointers in a 109-93 win. Scott Skiles began his NBA head coaching career in Phoenix, where he posted a 116-79 (.595) record and made two playoff appearances over three seasons (1999-00 through 2001-02).
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  • Milwaukee is 6-3 in its last nine games, outscoring its opponents by 5.4 points per game over that span (97.3- 91.9). Six of the Bucks' 10 100-point games on the season have come over the last nine outings.

  • Brandon Jennings has tallied 20+ points in nine of the last 10 games, averaging 23.9 ppg over that span.

  • Jennings has connected on 3+ three-pointers in seven of the last nine games, and in 12 games on the season. Only Orlando's Ryan Anderson (13) has more such games this year.

  • Ersan Ilyasova is averaging 9.3 points and 10.4 rebounds over his last seven games. He's also grabbed at least one offensive board in 13 consecutive games, the third-longest streak of his career.

  • The Bucks scored 100+ points five consecutive games from Jan. 25 through Feb. 1, their longest streak since the 2007-08 season.

  • Bucks opponents are shooting just 45-of-155 (.290) from behind the arc over the last nine games, in spite of Miami's 9-of-20 (.450) performance on Feb. 1. Looking at just the other eight games over that span, opponents are a combined 36-of-135 (.267).

  • The Bucks have played more regular-season games against the Bulls (217) than against any other opponent.

  • The Bucks dropped a 107-100 decision in Chicago last Friday, the fourth straight game between the clubs decided by a single-digit margin.

  • Bucks guard Mike Dunleavy and Bulls forward Carlos Boozer were college teammates at Duke from 1999 through 2002. Dunleavy was the 3rd overall pick in the 2002 draft by Golden State, while Cleveland selected Boozer with the 35th pick.
Jennings
Livingston
Delfino
Mbah a Moute
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Rose
Brewer

Korver

Boozer
Noah
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Andrew Bogut Left ankle fracture
Out
Player Injury
Status
Luol Deng Left wrist
Day-to-day
Richard Hamilton Right thigh
Out