GAMEDAY: Milwaukee vs Golden State - 11/14/09

Bucks vs Warriors Bradley Center 11/14/09 | 7:30pm
TV Companion
TV: FS Wisconsin | Radio: WTMJ Radio 620
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Davis Dish Jennings Scores 55
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
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43
37
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42
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TV Companion Recap Full Stats Play-by-play Recap

Head Coach Scott Skiles
On Brandon Jennings' career night...
"I was in a game when Michael (Jordan) had over sixty once. I don't know exactly what to say. On a night where we didn't play very well; we weren't ready defensively. He (Jennings) felt we needed to be picked up and we went to our pick-and-roll game and spread the floor and he got hot, again. He had 55 in three quarters; he didn't score in the first quarter. A very impressive performance for anybody, let alone a rookie in his seventh game."

On tonight's game...
"They are very difficult to get a handle on. When we went into halftime and looked at (video) clips, it was more our doing than theirs. I don't want to sell their players short but we just didn't come out with the necessary defensive intensity. They did a lot of switching on defense and we had trouble handling the ball and so we just simplified it and gave the ball the Brandon (Jennings) and let him go to work."

On Brandon Jennings...
"He doesn't force it normally, especially considering he's a rookie. It's hard to say this when he has 29 points in a quarter but it's not greedy. He's open and he's knocking down shots. He hit three or four in a row and yet he came off and they helped and he directed Charlie Bell in the corner. He's still out there playing basketball and trying to help us win the game."

Guard Brandon Jennings
On the second half...
"The Warriors kept going under the screens and in the first half I wasn't taking advantage of it. In the second half I thought if they were going to keep going under screens I am just going to shoot it until it goes into the basket and luckily I hit the first two and it seemed like the rim kept getting bigger and bigger and I couldn't miss."

On tonight's game...
"Charlie Bell hit some big threes and (Andrew) Bogut is going to do his thing. I think everybody came out and contributed tonight. We played kind of bad in the first half so for us to come back out in the second half and get a big lead, it would have been a shame to lose that game."

On his confidence level...
"My confidence level is like when I was at Oak Hill my senior year. I was putting up all those big numbers, not as far as scoring but just playing and being comfortable out there."

Center Andrew Bogut
On the pick-and-roll game with Brandon Jennings...
"I don't think we were working the roll game, I think we were just working the pick game. He was doing a hell of a job shooting the ball and when he gets that hot there's not much more you want to do than to get him open. He got us back in that game and hit some crucial shots."

On the final minutes of the game...
"It was still a bit too close for comfort for us. We need to work on holding leads and not starting so poorly. They are a tough team; they are not really structured defensively they just kind of switch everything and it's tough to play against teams like that. We did a good job tonight just to get the win."



  • Congratulations to Bucks assistant coach Adrian Griffin, who will be inducted into the Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame on February 4, 2010. Griffin, the 18th leading scorer in Big East basketball history, was named the Big East Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year while at Seton Hall. He saw his numbers rise in each of his four seasons including career-bests in points (19.5), rebounds (8.3) and assists (3.1) as a senior.

  • The Bucks are closing in on franchise win number 1,750. They're two victories away at 1,748.

  • Kurt Thomas' next game will be the 900th of his career.

  • Ersan Ilyasova's scored a season-high 17 points on Wednesday and is averaging 11.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game over the last two contests.

  • Each of Milwaukee's games in the month of November will be played in the Central time zone.

  • The Bucks have won the battle in the trenches in five of their six games this year and are allowing 30.7 points in the paint per game (tied for first in the league). Through six games, the Bucks are outscoring their opponents 244-184 (40.7-30.7) in the paint.

  • Charlie Bell has hit a three-pointer in every game so far this season, the only Buck to accomplish that feat. Bell is 7-16 from downtown this year (.438).

  • The Bucks reserves have outscored their opponents in five of six tilts thus far by a total of 215-147, or an average of 36-25 per game.
Jennings
Bell
Delfino
Warrick
Bogut
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Ellis
Morrow
Azubuike
Jackson
Moore

Player Injury
Status
Michael Redd Strained left patella tendon
Out
Joe Alexander Strained right hamstring
Out
Player Injury
Status
Ronny Turiaf Left knee sprain
Out
Andris Biedrins Osteitis pubis
Out
Brandon Wright Shoulder surgery
Out
Corey Maggette Hamstring
Probable