Bucks at Warriors
Lead Changes: 22
Times Tied: 9

Box Score and Recap

Attendance: 18,008
Duration: 2 hours, 7 minutes
19-28
21-27
94
100

The Davis Dish - Bucks at Warriors Recap
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
22
25
26
21
94
18
28
26
28
100

Coach Scott Skiles

On Missed Opportunities:
Well obviously you know we cant let them shoot over fifty, shoot over fifty from the three, but we had so many opportunities, we had so many open floor fast-break opportunities that we kind of kicked away. We took some wide shots and had a couple three-on-ones and two-on-ones and then came up empty handed. Its been one of our problems through most the year, we just werent able to take advantage of them.

On the High Number of Turnovers:
Its not even that we were turning it over. We would just take a bad shot, or just lose the ball, or take a shot in traffic when other people were open. It hurt us, we turned it over 17 times and we knew going into the game that was one of our points of emphasis. We needed to try and turn them over. Theyre a relatively high turnover team and we just didnt convert enough.

On Tonights Defense:
We played hard, there is no doubt about that, but we were a little slow a couple times getting out to their shooters. Those guys are good shooters, thats their game. In the first quarter we got them off the three-point line, but as the game wore on we had a little trouble in the second half.

Corey Maggette

On Tonights Result:
Reggie (Williams) and Vlad (Radmanovic) came in and made some really big shots to put us in a bind. We had our opportunity to win this game and fell short, but we had an opportunity late on, we made some big plays at the end. It just wasnt enough.

On Positives from Tonights Loss:
We did do a lot of good things [tonight]; Luc (Mbah a Moute) playing at the five tonight had 19 rebounds, that was a big lift for our team and kept us in the game, Ersan (Ilyasova) and Los (Carlos Delfino) with five steals. It was just a few plays in transition where we should have scored and we didnt capitalize on it. They kept getting ahead; two points turned to four, four turned to six, and we were just trying to battle back.

On Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis:
Hes (Stephen Curry) really maturing into a really good ball player. He plays the pick-and-roll game as good as anyone, makes big shots, and knows where guys are. You wouldnt believe that this is only his second year in the league the way the guy is playing and maturing as a player. But he also has Monta (Ellis) there, who has also matured as a player, and is really growing, and actually taking Steph (Curry) under his wing to become a better player. Those guys, I just root for the best for them and that they continue to achieve what theyre doing.

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute:

On His Career High Rebounding Night:
Im just trying to hustle and make things happen for the team. We knew they (Warriors) are a very good team at home, and we knew we needed everything we had to make it through [this game], especially without (Andrew) Bogut, somebody had to go in there and stop the opposition from getting rebounds.

On Not Being Able to Close Out Tonights Game:
We just had a couple breakdowns defensively, especially at the end, where we couldnt get a stop. It seemed like every time they came down (Stephen) Curry hit a shot or Monta (Ellis) hit a shot. That didnt work out for us tonight and we just need to make sure we close out games better, and seize the moment when we have opportunities.


NEW YEAR = NEW RESULTS The Bucks have been shooting better since the new year began with a game against Dallas (January 1) when the team shot 49.4 percent. Almost across the board the team has shot better and sometimes by as much as 10.0 percentage points for a player. The club also has eight games (out of 16) where they've shot 45.0 percent or better. Here's a list of Bucks players whose shooting has improved in January.

THE BEST THINGS ARE FREE Corey Maggette connected on a team season-best 13 free throws on Monday against the Clippers. It was the third time this season that Maggette hit double-digits on free throws. The Duke product moved past Shawn Kemp into 49th place in NBA history with those makes and at 4,313 makes in his career, he's seven away from passing John Drew and Gail Goodrich (4,319) for 47th place in league history.

BOGUT BRIEFING
Bucks center Andrew Bogut recorded his 17th double-double of the season Monday with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Bogut is now tied for 22nd in the league in double-doubles after recording six in January. Bogut also kept his string of consecutive games with a block alive at 19. That ties Bogut for the fourth longest streak of its kind this season, it's also Bogut's second 10-plus game streak with a block this season (he had a 13 game stretch from November 9 December 18). The Aussie has 559 blocks in his career and is closing in Ervin Johnson (586) for third in franchise history. He's also closing in on sixth place in team history in rebounds as he has 3,446 and Sidney Moncrief stands at 3,447. He's also close to Quinn Buckner (4,738) for 18th place in points as he has 4,735.

KILLER Ds Milwaukee's "Killer Ds" of Carlos Delfino and Keyon Dooling have combined to produce 21.8 points (109), 6.0 rebounds (30), 11.0 assists (55) and 2.6 steals (13) over the last five games as the Bucks have gone 3-2 in that stretch. The duo has 3.6 triples per game over that stretch and have combined for a 38.3 percent success rate from 3-point land (18-47). The pair has combined for a 3.93:1 assist to turnover ratio over those last five (55:14). Looking at Doolings last seven tilts, four have had eight or more assists and six have had one or no turnovers. He's averaging 10.0 points (70) along with 7.4 assists (52) and 1.3 steals (9). His assist-to-turnover ratio is 7.43:1 (52:7). On the season Dooling is fifth in the league with a 3.55:1 ratio (174:49).

  • The Bucks play the second of three straight road games against the Pacific Division tonight against Phoenix, they're currently 0-1 in that stretch. The club is also 3-2 in their current stretch where they play five of seven games on the road.

  • Luc Richard Mbah a Moute played in the 200th game of his career on Monday. Over his last eight contests, the third year vet has shot 64.0 percent from the field (16-25). Mbah a Moute is averaging 4.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 18.0 minutes over that stretch.

  • Andrew Bogut has six games of five-plus blocks, tied with JaVale McGee of Washington for the NBA lead.

  • The Bucks had 12 players in uniform and available to play Monday at the L.A. Clippers, it was the first time they had 12 players available since January 17 at Houston seven games between those two tilts. The team had 12 players available in four of 16 games in January.

  • Corey Maggette has started the last nine games and scored in double-figures in eight of them and 20-plus in six of them. He's averaging a team-best 19.1 along with 5.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists in that stretch. Maggette has more than double the next closest player in free throws (he's 50-58, 86.2 percent) and is shooting 48.7 from the field (57-117) and 38.1 from three (8-21).

  • Since returning on January 21 at Cleveland, Carlos Delfino leads the club with 12 3-pointers (1.7 per game).
Dooling
Delfino
Maggette
Mbah a Moute
Ilyasova
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Curry
Ellis
Wright
Lee
Biedrins
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Andrew Bogut Plantars Faciitis
Day-to-Day
Keyon Dooling Illness
Day-to-Day
Larry Sanders Illness
Day-to-Day
Drew Gooden Plantars Faciitis
Out
John Salmons Right hip strain
Day-to-Day
Michael Redd Left ACL/MCL
Out
Player Injury
Status
None


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