15/5/5=W - The formula for a Bucks win continued to hold true on Wednesday night, although in a different
combination than the seven wins in the past. Andrew Bogut proved that blocks are an acceptable substitute for
assists in his 17-point, 11-rebound and five-block performance. In each of the team's wins, one player has had at
least 15 points, five rebounds and five assists or blocks. Brandon Jennings leads the team with five of these
games, while Ersan Ilyasova, John Salmons and Bogut have each chipped in with one.
BIG MAN'S BIG GAME - Andrew Bogut is averaging 19.7 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in his three games
since being sidelined due to back spasms, and had another big game against the Pacers Wednesday, recording 17
points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Bogut joins just three other NBA players (Darko Milicic, Dwight Howard, Pau
Gasol) that have had a game with at least 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks this season. Wednesday's
performance was also Bogut's third five-plus block performance of the year. Only Atlanta's Josh Smith has had
more games with five or more blocks (five) and Minnesota's Milicic is the only other player to record three five-plus
SECOND CHANCES AT THE BC - The Bucks have been taking advantage of second-chance points at the Bradley
Center this year, outscoring their opponents by an average of 15.0-9.5 (165-105) in the category. The Bucks have
had a greater number of second chance points in nine of the team's 11 home contests, thanks to their efforts on
the offensive boards. In those nine contests, in which Milwaukee went 5-4, the Bucks have held a 130-73 (14.4-
8.1 per game) edge in offensive rebounding. Overall this season, the Bucks are averaging 12.3 offensive rebounds
(seventh in the NBA) and are holding their opponents to a league-low 8.7 offensive boards.
NEARING NUMBERS - A few personal milestones are on the way for Bucks players. Ersan Ilyasova needs one 3-pointer (currently at 149) to reach 150.
Andrew Bogut (492) is four blocks away from passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (495) for fourth in franchise history, and (346) four games from 350. Carlos
Delfino (249) is one steal away from 250 for his career and (346) needs four threes to reach 350. Drew Gooden (445) is five steals away from 450, (596)
four games away from 600 and (394) six blocks away from 400. The Bucks franchise (1,798) is two wins from 1,800. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (997) is
three rebounds away from 1,000.
- The Bucks would like to wish a Happy Birthday to the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC)
Fund, which was founded on Dec. 10, 1976. The MACC Fund has been helping to raise money to fight
childhood cancer for 34 years. Visit www.MACCFund.org for more info.
The TODAY'S TMJ4 Sports Auction 4 MACC is Saturday, Dec. 11, from Noon - 2 p.m. See the list of amazing prizes!
- Tonight, the Bucks face the Houston Rockets in the first of three consecutive contests against Southwest
Division teams. The Bucks will travel to Dallas for a game against the Mavericks on Monday before heading to
San Antonio to face the Spurs on Wednesday.
- This Wednesday, the Bucks defeated the Pacers 97-95 at the Bradley Center. Ersan Ilyasova netted a seasonhigh
21 points to go along with 10 rebounds and Brandon Jennings led the Bucks in scoring with 22 points.
- Brandon Jennings is averaging 22.9 points, 4.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds over the past seven games.
- Milwaukee has had equal or fewer amounts of turnovers than its opponent in its last eight games. Over the
last eight, Bucks foes are averaging 15.1 miscues per game while the Bucks have just 11.3 per game.
- The Bucks are fifth in the league by grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game and lead the league by snagging 77.9
percent of the available defensive rebounds.