GAMEDAY: Milwaukee at Cleveland - 2/10/12



Bucks at Cavaliers
Lead Changes: 7
Times Tied: 10

TV COMPANION RECAP

Attendance: 15,195
Duration: 2 hours and 39 minutes
12-14
10-15
113
112

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter OT Final Score
28
25
24
25
11
113
25
32
28
17
10
112


DEL3INO – In Toronto, Milwaukee hit 12 three-point shots, half of them made by one man from Argentina. Delfino sank a season-best 6 shots from behind the arc, nearing his career high of 8 set on 3/18/11 vs. NJN. Wednesday night was the fifth game in his career that he has made 6 three-point shots, and he also has one game on record with 7 three-point field goals made. Delfino's teams are 6-1 when he makes 6 or more three-point field goals in a game.

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS – The Bucks rank among the league's best at the free throw line this season, shooting 78.2 percent as a team (4th in the NBA). Individually, six Bucks players are shooting 80 percent, including the one of the players on the team with the most attempts this year (Gooden: 68-81, 84.9%), T30th in NBA). Stephen Jackson (83.6%, 34th in NBA), Mike Dunleavy (81.4%), Shaun Livingston (85.0%), Luc Mbah a Moute (82.8%) and Jon Leuer (84.2%) are all cracking the 80 percent mark this season as well. As a team, the Bucks have failed to shoot at least 70 percent from the line just once in the last 12 games.

A FOUL HONOUR – The Bucks came up short on the scoreboard against the Bulls on 2/4, but still produced a record-setting effort in terms of fouls (or lack thereof). Milwaukee established a new franchise record by committing just eight personal fouls in the game, surpassing the previous low of 10 (set twice, most recently on 1/25/03 vs. Denver). Those eight fouls led to just four Chicago free-throw attempts, which were the fewest by a Bucks opponent since New Orleans went to the line just three times in a 94-91 Milwaukee win on 11/13/04.

NO CRYING IN ARGENTINA – The only tears in Argentina after Wednesday's win over the Raptors were tears of joy over Carlos Delfino's season-best performance. While busy hitting 6 three-point shots, Delfino also grabbed 9 rebounds and 4 steals (tying season highs). That combination of productivity has only been done four times in the last 10 years, two of which happened in the last seven days.

JENNINGS IN TOP 25 UNDER 25 – David Thorpe and John Carroll of ESPN.com have compiled a list of the hottest stars under 25, and while it leaves off big names like Robert Pattinson, Emma Stone and Daniel Radcliffe, the likes of Brandon Jennings, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose are mentioned. While Thorpe and Carroll have Jennings at No. 17, the stats have him at No. 7 in points per game this season when compared to other players under 25 years old.

  • With the 105-99 victory in Toronto, the Bucks maintained possession of the traveling trophy initiated by the team PR Staffs for the ever competitive series between the two squads. The sheet music to Gordon Lightfoot's "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" will make a triumphant return to Milwaukee.

  • The Bucks have produced their four largest free-throw attempt disparities of the season in the last four games. Milwaukee attempted 33 FTs to Detroit's 19 last Friday (+14). Then they posted a 19-4 (+15) advantage on Saturday vs. Chicago, followed by a 20-8 edge (+12) vs. the Suns and a 37-17 (+20) disparity Wednesday at Toronto – the largest of the season.

  • Larry Sanders had a game- and season-high four blocks in 12 minutes of play against the Raptors. He has had at least one blocked shot in 12 of 19 games played this season.

  • The Bucks' 11 total blocks against Toronto is a new season high (formerly 10 vs. DEN 1/17).

  • Milwaukee continued their trend of finishing strong, either tying or outscoring their opponent in the fourth quarter, outscoring Toronto 29-26 in the closing period. The Bucks have had a fourth-quarter scoring advantage in each of their last 14 games.
Jennings
Livingston
Delfino
Mbah a Moute
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Sessions
Gibson

Casspi

Jamison
Varejao
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Andrew Bogut Left ankle fracture
Out
Ersan Ilyasova Back Spasms
Day-to-Day
Player Injury
Status
Kyrie Irving Concussion
Day-to-Day
Anthony Parker Low back strain
Out
Tristan Thompson Left ankle sprain
Doubtful
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