AS GOOD(EN) AS IT GETS - Bucks forward Drew Gooden had his fourth double-double of the season on Saturday
night against Oklahoma City with 16 points and a season-high 16 rebounds. Gooden has had double-digit rebounds
in four of his last six games and double-digit points in five of his last six games. Gooden is averaging 15.5 points on
45.3 percent shooting and a team-best 10.8 rebounds over the last six games. In the first seven games of the
season, Gooden had averages of 8.1 points on 39.3 percent shooting and 4.7 rebounds.
MAGGETTE STEPPING UP OFF BENCH - Corey Maggette is the Bucks leading scorer off the bench, averaging 12.8
points per game, which is good for third on the team overall. He has scored in double-figures in nine of the Bucks
13 games. Amongst NBA reserves, Maggette's 12.8 points per game ranks ninth and he gets those points in 20.4
minutes each night, which is tied for 47th among reserves. His 69 made free throws are tops among reserves and
tied for 15th in the NBA.
BOARDEER WARS - The Bucks have outrebounded foes in 10 of 13 games this year, including the last six. In
those six, they've averaged 47.8 rebounds (287) to 38.8 for their opponents (233) with Drew Gooden (10.8) and
Andrew Bogut (10.3) snagging double-digit rebounds, Ersan Ilyasova (6.2), Brandon Jennings (5.2) and Luc Richard
Mbah a Moute (5.5) all contributing five or more rebounds. On the season the Bucks average 44.6 rebounds, good
for fourth in the NBA. They're ranked eighth in offensive rebounds (12.5) and seventh in defensive rebounds (32.2)
to join the Lakers and Bulls as the only teams ranked in the top 10 in offensive and defensive rebounding.
NEARING NUMBERS - A few personal milestones are on the way for Bucks players. Corey Maggette (11,985) is 15 points away from 12,000 for his career.
Earl Boykins (597) is three 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. Ersan Ilyasova (493) needs seven field goals for 500 and (142) eight 3-pointers for 150. Brandon Jennings (1,495)
needs five points for 1,500. John Salmons (1,490) needs 10 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 (1,795-1,628) is eighth among active franchises. Only Phoenix (1,921 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.
- Wednesday, the Bucks take on Central Division rival, Cleveland. It is the Bucks second game against a Central
Division foe and the team is 1-0 after defeating Indiana 94-90 on November 5. Milwaukee faces another
Central Division opponent on Friday when it travels to Detroit.
- Milwaukee leads the league in rebound percentage, collecting 53.0 percent of the rebounds that are available
in a game. The Bucks have a 78.3 defensive rebounding percentage, which is second in the league.
- The Bucks have held 11 of their 13 opponents to under 100 points so far this season, with one of those
opponents (Boston) scoring 105 points in overtime. The 11 games ties for second in the league with Miami
while New Orleans has held 12 of its 13 foes to under 100 points. Milwaukee is currently tied with New
Orleans for the league-lead in opponent points, allowing just 91.1 points per game.
- The Bucks allow the second-fewest points in the paint each game at 33.5. The Magic lead the league at 33.1
points in the paint allowed each night. Milwaukee is 11th in second chance points at 14.0 and is allowing the
ninth fewest at 11.8. The Bucks have had the advantage in second chance points in nine of their 13 games.
- Andrew Bogut (11.6 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.7 blocks) and Dwight Howard (21.8 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.6
blocks) are the only two players in the NBA averaging at least 10.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per
- The Bucks are tied for ninth in the league at 18.5 points off turnovers each night.
- Including Wednesday's game, the Bucks play four of their next five games away from the Bradley Center.