GAMEDAY: Milwaukee vs Detroit - 1/30/12



Bucks vs Pistons
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TV COMPANION RECAP

Attendance: 13,103
Duration: 2 hours and 7 minutes
9-11
4-18
103
82

The Davis Dish - Bucks vs Detroit Recap

NOTABLES
The Pistons are the only Bucks opponent with which neither team has ever swept the season series. Both teams have won at least one game against each other in each of the last 43 seasons. The Bucks got one step closer to breaking that streak tonight with a convincing 103-82 win at Bradley Center with one game left between the two this season (Feb. 3 at Detroit). The Bucks got out of the gates with the hot hand in the first quarter shooting 11-16 (68.8%) from the floor. On the flip side, the Bucks held Detroit to 34.8% shooting in the first frame despite six offensive Pistons rebounds. The Pistons outrebounded the Bucks 17-7 on the offensive glass, but the Bucks held Detroit to only 15 second chance points. Detroit was led by Greg Monroe who scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, significantly lower numbers than his 32 point, 16 rebound performance earlier this month.

BIG BUCKS
The Bucks brought a balanced attack once again tonight. Brandon Jennings led the way with 21 points including a blazing 3-4 from behind the arc in the third quarter. Mike Dunleavy continued his second half shooting spree scoring 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and shooting 8-10 overall from the field. Drew Gooden extended his streak of scoring 10 or more points to five games by putting up 16 points. Beno Udrih led the ball movement attack with six assists, one shy of his Bucks high (7) he set Saturday agains the Lakers. Ersan Ilyasova grabbed a team high 9 rebounds.

DOWNTOWN
The Bucks shot 10-17 from deep (Jennings 3-4, Dunleavy 2-2, Delfino 2-4, Harris 2-2). In their previous meeting (Jan 12), the Bucks shot 11-22 from three.

CENTER OF ATTENTION
Bucks big men Drew Gooden and Larry Sanders shot a combined 9-12 from the floor.

UP NEXT
The Bucks face Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat at home on Wednesday night, 7:00 PM. In the teams' first meeting, Milwaukee held Miami to a season-low 82 points for the game. The Heat average 104.2 points per game, and have not been kept under 85 by any other opponent this season. Tickets


1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
30
17
28
28
103
16
25
19
22
82


MARKED IMPROVEMENT - Milwaukee's last five games have been played against teams .500+ on the day of the game. During that stretch, the Bucks have gone 3-2. In their previous six meetings against opponents with winning records, Milwaukee was 1-5.

DEPTH PERCEPTION - For 12 games in a row, 15 total this season, at least one Bucks reserve has come off the bench to contribute 10 or more points. Milwaukee is 8-7 when the team gets that offensive contribution:

  • 1/28 vs. LAL: Ilyasova (15), Dunleavy (15)
  • 1/27 @ CHI: Leuer (19), Jackson (10)
  • 1/25 @ HOU: Jackson (20), Dunleavy (18), Gooden (11)
  • 1/23 vs. ATL: Dunleavy (17), Gooden (13), Ilyasova (10)
  • 1/22 @ MIA: Ilyasova (16), Jackson (10)
  • 1/20 @ NYK: Gooden (10)
  • 1/17 vs. DEN: Harris (14)
  • 1/16 @ PHI: Harris (12), Udrih (10)
  • 1/13 @ DAL: Livingston (15) 1/12 vs. DET: Ilyasova (14)
  • 1/10 vs. SAS: Leuer (10)
  • 1/8 @ PHX: Harris (15), Livingston (12), Leuer (11)

QUARTERLY REPORT - The Bucks started and ended strong against the Lakers, holding L.A.'s shooting average to well below the season opponents' average coming into the game. The Lakers' shooting percentages were 39.1 and 27.3, respectively, for the first and fourth quarters, compared to the 48.0% and 42.4% shot on average by opponents going into the contest. Also, the Bucks markedly out-performed their own third-quarter season average of 38.5% shooting going into the game with a 66.7% (12-18) performance.

  • Drew Gooden had his fourth consecutive game scoring at least 10 points after Saturday's win against the Lakers. He is averaging 17.4 points and 9.4 rebounds as a starter this season.

  • Beno Udrih tied a career high with seven assists vs. the Lakers. He is averaging 6.0 apg over the last three games.

  • For the first time this season on Saturday night, the Bucks won with fewer assists than their opponent. L.A. dished out 23 to Milwaukee's 21.

  • The Bucks beat the Lakers despite being out-rebounded, 35-44, as well. Milwaukee recorded their lowest total for offensive rebounds this season with 6 (previously 7, twice). However, the Bucks rank 6th in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game with 11.89.

  • Milwaukee had a season-low 8 turnovers against the Lakers. The Bucks continue to be strong in the opponent turnovers per game department as well, remaining at No. 5 with 16.7. The Pistons average 16.4 tpg.
Jennings
Livingston
Delfino
Mbah a Moute
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Knight
Stuckey

Wilkins

Wallace
Monroe
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Andrew Bogut Left ankle fracture
Out
Player Injury
Status
Ben Gordon Sore left shoulder
Day-to-Day
Will Bynum Strained right foot
Day-to-Day
Charlie Villanueva Sore right ankle
Day-to-Day


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