Bucks vs Warriors
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Duration: 2 hours, 6 minutes

Davis Dish - Bucks vs Warriors
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score

Head Coach Scott Skiles

On guarding Monta Ellis
John Salmons and Luc Mbah a Moute both did a good job on him, they at least made it difficult for him to get open looks. We tried to make him play in a crowd and overall we did a good job of that.

On their defensive effort
Very good game and we needed it, we only scored 79 points and you dont often win when you score 79. Our defense was solid, we rebounded the ball well. We got after them early and made them turn it over a little bit. Were starting to string together a couple good defensive performances.

On their offense
We werent sharp with the ball. We had some good moments early in the game; our bench was so good for us in Atlanta and tonight they were 1 for 18. When we went to our bench for the first time we got out of our rhythm and we never really got it back the rest of the game. The Warriors got into us a little bit and we had some silly turnovers that we havent been making.

Center Andrew Bogut

On his defensive effort
Just got going early, got some easy rebounds and a couple blocked shots getting there early on rotations. I wasnt playing too well offensively and was just trying to impact the game another way.

On the career rebounding list
It is important to me. You always want to try to leave something behind once youre gone, Im not really focused on it but if it comes along the way thats great.

Guard John Salmons

On his offensive performance
I felt pretty good, I got off to a good start shooting the ball early and just wanted to stay aggressive for the rest of the game.

On stopping Golden States run
They made a pretty big push, definitely didnt give up. We had leads and were able to extend the leads, but they kept fighting and were able to stay in it; but we made some stops and got some rebounds and made some plays on the other end.

Guard Brandon Jennings

On his game tonight
It wasnt quite 55. They were playing me so I wouldnt get it and were trapping me on everything. Coach Smart made some adjustment but we had other players step up. You could tell from the get go that they were forcing me one way.

GOING WHERE NO DEER HAVE GONE BEFORE The Bucks have allowed 91 points or less in each of the last four games, tied for the third longest streak of that nature in team history. Outside of the 1998-99 lockout shortened season*, the teams longest streak of 91 or fewer points given up is five, set by last seasons club from March 3- 12. Not including the lockout shortened season, Scott Skiles coached teams have the longest streak of games allowing 91 points or fewer and a total of four of the six streaks of four or more games. Holding Golden State, the 7th highest scoring team in the NBA at 104.7 points per game, to 91 or fewer points would equal the non-lockout record set last season. *In the lockout year the Bucks had a streak of six consecutive games allowing 91 or fewer points and two streaks with four games of allowing 91 or fewer.*

DEFENSIVE DEER The Bucks have allowed foes to score 100-plus points just once this season (in OT at Boston), giving the team a nine-game stretch without giving up 100 points in regulation. That is the longest streak to start a season in team history outside of the shortened 1998-99 season when Charlotte scored 113 in the first game (in overtime) and not again until Indiana scored 109 in the 18th game of the year. New Orleans is the only team yet to give up 100 points this season. Milwaukee is giving up 91.3 points each night, good for third in the league.

IN RESERVE The Bucks bench has been bountiful so far this season and has outscored its opponents bench in seven of nine games. Over the last five games, the Bucks have a 191-136 (38.2-27.2) advantage from the bench. Corey Maggette leads the Bucks bench with 14.1 points, which ranks second on the team and seventh amongst NBA reserves, in 21.7 minutes per game (which is tied for 32nd in minutes played for reserves in the league).

SWEET MUSIC Just like a waltz uses 3/4 timing, over the last three tilts, the Andrew Bogut, Earl Boykins, Brandon Jennings and Corey Maggette quartet has put up sweet shooting numbers. Bogut is shooting 66.7 percent from the field (16-24), Boykins 62.5 (10-16), Jennings 50.0 (20-40) and 57.1 from three (8-14) and Maggette is 60.9 (14-23). As a team, the Bucks are shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 36.2 from 3-point range over the last three compared to 40.1 percent from the field and 33.6 from three over the first six games of the season.

10 + 5 + 5 = W On Wednesday Brandon Jennings had his second consecutive game with at least 10 points, five assists and five rebounds (he finished with 19 points, six assists and five rebounds). In each of the Bucks four wins, theyve had a player reach those numbers Brandon Jennings three times and John Salmons once. Jennings is tied for 8th with those three games, LeBron James leads the league with six and six players have four. When you advance the numbers to 19, five and five, Jennings is tied with four other players for second (Tyreke Evans, Pau Gasol, Russell Westrbrook and Deron Williams LeBron James leads with four). Last season Bucks players had 30 games of at least 10, 5 and 5 with Brandon Jennings leading the way with 14.

NEARING NUMBERS Andrew Bogut and other Bucks are closing in on personal milestones. Bogut (3,068) has passed Alton Lister (3,062) for ninth place in franchise history for rebounds and needs 12 to pass Vin Baker (3,079) for eighth and 20 to pass Jack Sikma (3,087) for seventh. With 4,320 points he needs 17 to pass Jay Humphries (4,336) for 20th. Carlos Delfino (249) is one steal away from 250 for his career and (346) four threes to reach 350. John Salmons (449) needs one 3-pointer for 450 in his career. Keyon Dooling is two steals away from 400. Brandon Jennings reached 500 field goals for his career on Wednesday. Drew Gooden (6,977) is 23 points away from 7,000. Corey Maggette (11,945) is 55 points away from 12,000 for his career.
  • The Bucks defeated Atlanta by 17 points on Wednesday and New York by 27 on Tuesday. The last time Milwaukee posted consecutive wins each by at least 17 points was April 11 and 13 of 2009 when they beat Oklahoma City and Orlando by 17 and 18 points, respectively.

  • The Bucks have shot 50.0 percent or better from the field in consecutive games for the first time since January 23-26, 2010. The last time they did it three consecutive times was March 26-31, 2006.

  • The Bucks wrapped a season-high stretch of four consecutive back-to-backs with a 4-4 record. Milwaukee leads the NBA with 23 B2B this year. Tonights tilt is the second of the year to not be played as part of a B2B.

  • The Bucks make 20.4 free throws per game, (T- 9th in NBA), which is equal to the number they attempted last season (20.4, 29th in the league). Corey Maggette has connected on 89.5 percent (51-57) from the charity stripe (T- 24th) and his 51 made free throws are 8th while his 57 FTA per game are tied for 10th.
Mbah a Moute
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com

Player Injury
Carlos Delfino Neck strain
Chris Douglas-Roberts Right eye injury
Darington Hobson Left hip surgery
Michael Redd Torn ACL & MCL
Player Injury
Lou Amundson Surgery, right index finger
Ekpe Udoh Left wrist surgery

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