Bucks at Mavericks
Lead Changes: 2
Times Tied: 4


TV COMPANION RECAP

Attendance: 20,112
Duration: 2 hours and 2 minutes

4-7
7-5
76
102

The Davis Dish - Bucks at Mavericks Recap
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
23
22
18
13
76
32
28
23
19
102

HOOKED ON LEUER Bucks rookie Jon Leuer made his first NBA start on 1/12 in a 102-93 victory over the Pistons, shooting 66.7% from the field (6-9) and 100% from the free throw line (3-3) to finish with 15 points and six rebounds. Since 1989-90, the first season the NBA went to a two-round draft format, only five Bucks secondround picks have started their rookie years.

RELYING ON JACKSON In the last two games, Stephen Jackson shot 21-34 from the field, went 6-11 from the three-point line and was 11-11 for free throws. With 59 points to go along with 14 assists, this is his best stretch in a Bucks uniform so far. This season, Jackson is one of the most reliable veterans in the NBA. Among players age 33 or older, he ranks third in minutes played (33.7) behind Kobe Bryant and Ray Allen (36.8 and 34.6, respectively), sixth in points per game (16.0) and is tied with Chauncey Billups for seventh in assists (3.7).

QUARTERLY REPORT In the first eight games of the season, Milwaukee came out of the gate strong, outscoring opponents by an average of 6.4 points in the first half, but the faded in the second half, trailing by an average of 8.8 points. In the last two victories against San Antonio and Detroit, however, the Bucks have been able to maintain their momentum throughout all four quarters, leading the Spurs by three (47-44) in the second half and tying the Pistons (50).

  • With Milwaukee's 102-93 victory over Detroit on Thursday night, head coach Scott Skiles became the 39th coach in NBA history to hit the 400-win mark. He earned his 300th win on the same date three years ago (1/12/09) as Milwaukee beat Washington 97-91. His 100th victory as a head coach came against the Bucks, 104-84, when he was with the Suns.

  • Both the Bucks (17-17) and Pistons (24-24) were perfect from the free throw line on Thursday, marking only the second time in the shot clock era that both teams have shot 1.000 from the charity stripe. On 12/22/00, both the Hawks (11-11) and Raptors (5-5) made all of their free throw attempts.

  • Milwaukee has either been leading or tied at halftime in eight of ten games this season and has scored 30 or more points in the first quarter of five games.

  • The Bucks are still looking for their first win on the road after remaining undefeated at the Bradley Center through four home games. The Mavericks, who started their season 0-2 at home, have not lost a game at the American Airlines Center since Dec. 26.

Jennings
Delfino
Jackson
Leuer
Bogut
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
West
Carter
Marion
Nowitzki
Haywood
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Luc Mbah a Moute Right knee contusion
Day-to-day
Beno Udrih Left shoulder contusion
Day-to-Day
Mike Dunleavy Groin pain
Out
Player Injury
Status
Jason Kidd Lower back injury
Day-to-day


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