GAMEDAY: Milwaukee at Indiana - 11/05/10

Bucks at Pacers
Conseco Fieldhouse

TV Companion

Attendance: 14,115
Duration: 1:40

Marshfield Clinic Shining Moment - Bucks at Pacers
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score

Bucks Head Coach Scott Skiles
"We got on the glass and were able to run the open floor. Our defense is what carried us over. (On Luc Mbah a Moute) He did better on Hibbert (Roy) in the second half instead of just playing behind him. He's been able to be a good quality guy for us. He did a good job, very active on the rim. (General) We've got two fairly solid performances now and we have to play well and get back to .500. Each game is its own. This was a good win and we're glad to have it.

John Salmons
"(On the win) We needed a win. It was a big win for us. We've been getting better since the season started. We knew we didn't have (Bogut) tonight and we all stepped up and got the win. (On the second half improvement) I think it was our defense. That was the difference. (On Luc Mbah a Moute) Luc played great. He rebounded great and he had a big shot down the stretch. He had a great game, especially on the fly. He didn't really know Bogut was going to be out. That's what we needed from him."

Luc Mbah a Moute
"I'm just happy we won. I just had to bring energy tonight. Bog was out...and I had to go out and bring energy, especially on the defensive end. (On how he dealt with the size difference with Roy Hibbert) We just tried to use our quickness and not let him get the ball. You can't do it by yourself. You have to rely on teammates. It was a whole team effort."

THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE (THROWS) - The Bucks are averaging 27.2 free throw attempts per game, which is tied for 15th in the NBA, and 20.8 made free throws per game, which is more than the 20.4 attempts they averaged last year (29th in the league). Corey Maggette has connected on 97.3 percent (36-37) from the charity stripe, good for 10th in the league. His 36 made free throws are tied for first in the NBA.

BOGUES AND BRANDON VS. PACERS -Bucks center Andrew Bogut and point guard Brandon Jennings stuffed the stat sheet against Indiana last year. Bogut averaged 21.0 points (.607 from the field), 11.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks, while Jennings averaged 11.8 points, 1.8 steals and 7.0 assists to just 1.5 turnovers.

AWAKENING ERSAN - Wednesday night, the Bucks caught a glimpse of the Ersan Ilyasova they've been looking for. After scoring a combined six points through the first four games, Ilyasova netted 15 points (5-10) and pulled down seven boards against Boston. Last year, Ilyasova averaged 10.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in 35.4 minutes.

55 POINTS + TRIPLE-DOUBLE=HISTORY - With his triple-double (20 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds) against Charlotte on Oct. 30 and his 55-point performance against Golden State on Nov. 14, 2009, Jennings is now one of just two players in NBA history (with Elgin Baylor) to score 50+ points and have a triple-double in their first 100 NBA games.

NEARING NUMBERS - Carlos Delfino (247) is three steals away from 250 for his career. Delfino (345) also needs five threes to reach 350. John Salmons (443) needs seven 3-pointers for 350 in his career. Keyon Dooling reached his 600th career game when he played 19.5 minutes against Boston on Nov. 3 and is five steals away from 400. With his 13 boards on Wednesday night, Andrew Bogut has 3,045 rebounds for his career. That number puts him five rebounds away from tying Ervin Johnson (3,050) for 10th place in franchise history in rebounds. Bogut is also closing in on other milestones. With 4,283 points he now needs 54 to pass Jay Humphries (4,336) for 20th in team history and at 461 blocks, he needs 14 more to pass Randy Breuer for fifth place.
  • Tonight's contest against the Pacers is the first Central Division game for the Bucks, who finished second in the Central last year. The Pacers finished fourth in the division in 2009-10.

  • The Bucks are in the opening end of their third back-to-back set, which is the third of a league-leading 23 back-to-back sets. So far, the team is 0-2 on the first night of a back-to-back.

  • Wednesday night, the Bucks saw their first overtime action of the season in a 105-102 loss at Boston. Andrew Bogut notched his second double-double of the season with 21 points (8-17 from the field) and a game-high 13 rebounds.

  • The Bucks 31 points in the second quarter on Wednesday was the highest number of points allowed in a quarter by Boston so far this season. Bogut and Ersan Ilyasova combined for 20 points on 7-10 from the field in the period, which stands as the Bucks most productive offensive quarter of the season.

  • Through five games, Carlos Delfino leads the Bucks in scoring with 15.8 points. Delfino's 39.0 minutes per game is tied for ninth-highest in the league and his 1.8 steals ties for 16th.

  • The Bucks are in the midst of four games (vs. Portland, at Boston, at Indiana, vs. New Orleans) during a fiveday stretch. Two back-to-back sets are in that stretch, including tonight's game against Indiana and tomorrow's home match-up with New Orleans.
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Player Injury
Chris Douglas-Roberts Right eye injury
Darington Hobson Left hip surgery
Michael Redd Torn ACL & MCL
Player Injury
Jeff Foster Sprained right ankle