Bucks at Cavaliers
Lead Changes: 0
Times Tied: 4

Box Score and Recap

Attendance: 20,562
Duration: 2 hours 13 minutes
16-24
8-33
102
88

The Davis Dish - Bucks at Cavaliers Recap Marshfield Clinic Shining Moment - Bucks at Cavaliers
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
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23
102
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29
18
88

BUCKS HEAD COACH SCOTT SKILES

(On the play of Carlos Delfino) Our goal was to keep his minutes down but if he felt good we would play him and let him go a little bit longer. He looked fine and he felt good and we are glad to have him back. He had his four defensive rebounds at halftime and he did the things that he does. Obviously his shot and his rhythm are off a little bit still but it is understandable. I thought he played very well.

(On Andrew Boguts performance against the smaller Cavs frontcourt) I thought he was very good not only in scoring the ball, but in some of the situations where they came down and doubled him. He made good decisions out of (the post) and he made some sharp passes out of (the post). He was active and we needed it. We needed him to go down (to the post) and score some points tonight and he did it for us.

COREY MAGGETTE

(On the teams play tonight) I was really just trying to be aggressive tonight. (Andrew) Bogut stood up really good for us. We knew that he could dominate in the post for us so we really wanted to feed off of him and get some easy transition points and we had a great opportunity to do that.

ANDREW BOGUT

(On Delfinos contribution to the team tonight) He was not shooting it like he usually does. He is usually one of our best three point shooters so just having him on the floor helps guys, helps Keyon (Dooling) with pick and rolls, and helps us in getting the ball into the post. Even on a bad shooting night he is going to shoot the ball and you have to respect him from the three point line.


UH-OH, MAGGETTE-O'S Corey Maggette has scored in bunches for the Bucks over the last five games. He has scored in double figures in four of the last five games and five of the last seven with four 20+ point performances in that seven-game stretch. Over the last five, Maggette is averaging a team-best 18.2 points per game on 50.0 percent (32-64) from the field, 4.2 rebounds and 92.6 percent (25-27) from the free throw line. On the season, the 12-year veteran is averaging 11.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting, 3.6 rebounds and .830 from the foul line.

MAGGETTE AT THE LINE Corey Maggette leads the Bucks in made free throws this season with 151. His 4.4 made free throws per game puts him at 24th in the NBA. Of those players averaging 4.4 FTs per game, Maggette averages the fewest minutes with 20.6. All others average over 30 minutes per game. Maggette stands in 52nd place in all-time free throws made in the NBA with 4,271 and needs seven more to pass Alex English (4,277) for 51st and 22 to top Jack Sikma (4,292) for 50th place.

THE DISH In the 14 games without Brandon Jennings this season, Keyon Dooling (5.1) and Earl Boykins (3.8) are combining to average 8.9 assists per game. In the first 25 games of the season, the two combined to average 3.7 assists. With Jennings, the Bucks were averaging 18.0 assists and 13.8 turnovers; without him, 17.6 and 13.6. In the past 14 games, Dooling has a 3.23:1 (71:22) assist to turnover ratio.

GOING TO THE BENCH The Bucks bench has either outscored or tied its opponent's bench in eight of the last 10 games. Over the last 10 tilts, the Bucks bench is outscoring its opponents 37.4 ppg-29.7 ppg (374-297). At least one bench player has scored in double-digits in nine of the last 10 games. Over that stretch, Earl Boykins leads the way with six games in double-figures while Corey Maggette and Chris Douglas-Roberts have three games each and Drew Gooden has two games in double-digits off the bench.

MY NAME IS EARL Earl Boykins provided scoring for the Bucks in nine games from December 21 through January 12. In those games he averaged 15.7 points (second on the team) while connecting on 46.8 percent of his field goals (52-111) and 36.0 percent from 3-point range (9-25). Boykins was third in free throws made (28-30, 93.3 percent) and also added 2.8 assists and 2.0 rebounds. Boykins has shifted gears the last three games, averaging a team-best 7.0 assists while also contributing 10.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals. In those three tilts Boykins has committed just one turnover against his 21 assists.

  • Bucks guard John Salmons missed Wednesday's game against Washington with right hip soreness.

  • The NBA announced on January 20th that Brandon Jennings will be replaced by Toronto's DeMar DeRozan in the 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Jennings is expected to return to the court prior to the All-Star break after missing time due to left foot surgery, and hopes to be selected for the Rookie/Sophomore Challenge during All-Star Weekend. Jennings currently leads the Bucks in points (17.9 ppg) and assists (5.5) and is second in steals (1.2).

  • With Salmons out of the starting lineup, Chris Douglas-Roberts made his seventh start of the season, joining Corey Maggette, Ersan Ilyasova, Andrew Bogut and Keyon Dooling in the starting five. That was the 13th different starting lineup the Bucks have used this season. Last season, the Bucks used 15 different starting lineups.

  • Dooling had a season-best 23 points, two off his career high of 25 points, on 9-11 (.818) from the field and 3- 4 from three. Dooling has connected on at least one 3-pointer in his last six games and 12 of his last 13.

  • Earl Boykins had 19 points in Wednesday's victory and the Bucks improved to 5-0 when he tallies 17 or more points. In those games he leads the club with 20.6 points on 56.7 percent shooting (38-67), 50.0 percent from three (9-18) and 90.0 from the line (18-20).

  • Milwaukee is 6-1 this season when forward Ersan Ilyasova tallies 16 or more points. The team is 5-2 when he records a double-double.

  • On Wednesday Drew Gooden reached the 500 steal mark for his career. He needs one more block (399) to reach 400.
Dooling
Salmons
Maggette
Ilyasova
Bogut
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Sessions
Harris
Jamison
Gee
Hickson
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
John Salmons Right hip soreness
Day-to-Day
Brandon Jennings Sore left ankle
Out
Carlos Delfino Concussion-like symptoms
Day-to-Day
Michael Redd Left ACL/MCL
Out
Player Injury
Status
Christian Eyenga Right ankle sprain
TBD
Joey Graham Right quad strain
TBD
Anthony Parker Low back strain
TBD
Leon Powe Right knee surgery
Out
Anderson Varejao Right ankle/foot injury
Out
Mo Williams Left hip flexor strain
Out


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