THE SECRET – Milwaukee has gone 4-1 in its last five games, tying a season-long winning streak of three games in
the process. Over that span, the Bucks are averaging 106.0 ppg, 8.2 3FGM/game and 28.2 apg. The Bucks may
have figured out the secret trends to winning through their recent success. Here are the key figures:
100: Milwaukee is posting a tidy 14-4 record when cracking the century mark. The Bucks have tallied 100+
points in each of the last four games, going 3-1 in that span, after doing so just once in the previous 12 games
(3-9 over that stretch).
30: The Bucks are 5-0 this season when topping 30 assists in a game. Two of the four wins in the last five
games saw 30+ assists (32 at New Jersey and 30 vs. New York).
10: Milwaukee is 7-0 this season when tallying 10+ treys, including Monday's win over New Jersey in which
Bucks went 10-of-25 from distance and last Friday's win over New York when the team went 13-of-26 from
behind the arc.
COMEBACK KIDS – The Bucks trailed by as many as 12 points in Monday's win in New Jersey before rallying for
the win, marking the fourth consecutive Bucks win in which they've overcome a double-digit deficit. In total this
season, Milwaukee has overcome a 10+ point deficit to win the game eight times.
GOOD (EN) VIBRATIONS – Prior to the All-Star break, Drew Gooden missed four games with a right wrist sprain. During that time, the Bucks went 1-3 and
scored just 89.5 points per game. In the nine games since Gooden has returned to the starting lineup, the Bucks have averaged 104.1 points and topped
100 five times. Individually, Gooden has averaged 19.8 points and 8.1 rebounds per game over those nine. In that span he's posted four double-doubles and
recorded three of his highest point totals this season (season-high 27 vs. Chicago on 3/7, 26 at Atlanta on 3/2 and 25 vs. Philadelphia on 3/5).
ERSANITY! – While Linsanity is taking the Big Apple by storm, Ersan Ilyasova produced a historic night of his own just across the Hudson. Ilyasova erupted for
career highs of 29 points and 25 rebounds in Milwaukee's win at New Jersey on 2/19, becoming the first Bucks player in over 30 years to tally 25+ points
and rebounds in a single game. Ilyasova becomes just the third member of the 25/25 club in Bucks history, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Swen Nater.
- Milwaukee won both games of a back-to-back set for the first time this season with identical 105-99 wins over
Toronto and New Jersey on Sunday and Monday nights.
- Brandon Jennings' stat line from New Jersey included 34 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds and 2 blocked shots.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, the last Bucks player to hit those marks was Alvin Robertson on Jan. 16, 1990.
- Jennings hit 6 three-point shots against the Nets, his 16th game this season making three or more treys in one
game. Only Orlando's Ryan Anderson (21) has more games matching that criteria.
- Drew Gooden dished out a season-high 7 dimes on 3/12 at the Nets.
- Mike Dunleavy has handed out 5+ assists in each of the last four games, the longest such streak of his career.
- Milwaukee recorded a season-high 32 assists vs. New Jersey on Monday, just one game removed from a 30-
assist performance vs. New York on 3/9.
- The Bucks are near the end of a string of 14 consecutive games against Eastern Conference opponents. Since
hosting New Orleans on 2/15, the Bucks will go over a month without playing a Western opponent until
traveling to Golden State on 3/16. During that span, the Bucks have gone 6-7 against their conference foes,
and the team has a chance to get that record to .500 vs. Cleveland on Wednesday.