GAMEDAY: Milwaukee at Golden State - 3/16/12



Bucks at Warriors
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TV COMPANION RECAP

Attendance: 19,596
Duration: 2 hours and 5 minutes
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The Davis Dish - Bucks at Warriors Recap
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THE SECRET – Milwaukee has gone 5-1 in its last six games, establishing a season-long winning streak of four games in the process. Over that span, the Bucks are averaging 107.5 ppg, 29.8 apg and 8.0 3FGM/game. The Bucks may have figured out the secret trends to winning through their recent success. Here are the key figures:


100: Milwaukee is posting a tidy 15-4 record when cracking the century mark. The Bucks have tallied 100+ points in each of the last five games, going 4-1 in that span, after doing so just once in the previous 12 games (3-9 over that stretch).

30: The Bucks are 6-0 this season when topping 30 assists in a game. Three of the five wins in the last six games saw 30+ assists (NBA-high 38 vs. Cleveland, 32 at New Jersey and 30 vs. New York).

10: Milwaukee is 7-0 this season when tallying 10+ treys, including Monday's win over New Jersey in which Bucks went 10-of-25 from distance and last Friday's win over New York when the team went 13-of-26 from behind the arc.

GOOD (EN) VIBRATIONS – Prior to the All-Star break, Drew Gooden missed four games with a right wrist sprain. During that time, the Bucks went 1-3 and scored just 89.5 points per game. In the 10 games since Gooden has returned to the starting lineup, the Bucks have averaged 105.2 points and topped 100 six times. Individually, Gooden has averaged 19.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game over those 10. In that span he's posted four double-doubles, one tripledouble, and recorded three of his highest point totals this season (season-high 27 vs. Chicago on 3/7, 26 at Atlanta on 3/2 and 25 vs. Philadelphia on 3/5).

ERSANITY! – While Linsanity was taking the Big Apple by storm, Ersan Ilyasova produced a historic night of his own just across the Hudson. Ilyasova erupted for career highs of 29 points and 25 rebounds in Milwaukee's win at New Jersey on 2/19, becoming the first Bucks player in over 30 years to tally 25+ points and rebounds in a single game. Ilyasova becomes just the third member of the 25/25 club in Bucks history, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Swen Nater.

  • Wednesday's win extended Milwaukee's streak to a season-long four wins. The Bucks' last 4-game winning streak was April 3-9, 2010. The win was also Milwaukee's fifth straight victory against Cleveland.

  • Milwaukee recorded a season-high 38 assists vs. Cleveland on Wednesday, just one game after dishing out 32 dimes vs. New Jersey on 3/12 and three games removed from a 30-assist performance vs. New York on 3/9. The Bucks 38 assists in a game is an NBA high this season.

  • Mike Dunleavy has handed out 5+ assists in each of the last five games, the longest such streak of his career.

  • Drew Gooden recorded his second career triple-double on 3/14 vs. Cleveland with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists in only three quarters of play. Gooden's 13 assists is a season high and ties his career high. It is the second time in Gooden's career he has topped the 10 assist mark. The only other time came when he recorded the other triple double of his career (15 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists) on April 10, 2011, also against Cleveland.

  • Ersan Ilyasova led the Bucks on Wednesday night with 22 points – his 7th 20-point game this season, the most in a season so far in his career.
  • The Bucks went 46-of-86 .(535) from the field vs. Cleveland on 3/14, the highest shooting percentage for Milwaukee this season, also marking the first time the team has shot over .500 since 1/30 vs. Detroit. 46 made field goals is also a season high.

  • Wednesday's game vs. Cleveland also marked two new opponent lows this season: 34 total rebounds and 23 defensive rebounds.
Jennings
Delfino
Harris
Ilyasova
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Robinson
Thompson

Wright

Lee
Biedrins
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Shaun Livingston Left ankle sprain
Day-to-Day
Kwame Brown Torn pectoral muscle
Out
Player Injury
Status
Andrew Bogut Fractured ankle
Out
Stephen Curry Mild sprain, right ankle
Day-to-Day
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