GAMEDAY: Milwaukee vs Indiana - 02/12/11



Bucks vs Pacers
Lead Changes: 10
Times Tied: 15

Box Score and Recap

Attendance: 17,046
Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes

20-33
23-28
97
103


The Davis Dish - Bucks vs Pacers Recap Marshfield Clinic Shining Moment - Bucks vs Pacers
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
29
20
23
25
97
32
19
24
28
103


Head Coach Scott Skiles

On the fourth quarter Indiana rally ...
"Played pretty hard, guys were out there battling, we went double-digit possessions without getting a basket, I believe it was, maybe even 12 possessions. You're not going to win too many games doing that; at the same time, we broke down a little bit in transition defense, and they went on a run. We tried to take a couple timeouts, tried to regroup a little bit, but just weren't able to get anything going."

On individuals contributions in the fourth quarter ...
"They were playing high side on [Andrew Bogut] a little bit, and you have to make a simple post feed. We've had a little difficulty with that most of the year. We can look throughout our roster and say, `Who are we going to go to?' One guy's 4-10, another guy's 3-10; where are we going to go to get a basket? We're struggling to find that right now. We need guys to step up and make some big plays for us, and then it becomes clear, and you know where to go. Hopefully we can get that accomplished. Look, John (Salmons) came off, had a couple rim in and out again, we had some decent looks during that stretch, as well; we just couldn't get them to go."

On Corey Maggette's injury ...
"I'm not sure. I don't know anything."

Forward Ersan Ilyasova

On the loss...
"We didn't play well offensively. They played really high percentage shooting. It's really hard, especially in the beginning, the game started a little bit slowly, and they caught rhythm. After that, it's really hard to stop them, with their confidence and shooting; they made all those tough shots. It's real disappointing, to lose a couple in a row right now, and we have to pick it up. We have to play much better."

Guard John Salmons

On biggest factor in Pacers fourth quarter rally - Indiana defense or Bucks offensive execution ...
"Execution on our offense. We didn't run the plays, just didn't execute the plays like we should have. Didn't have any ball movement. We have to get better; we have to do better than that, especially in the fourth quarter like that. That's where we have to execute the most, and we didn't do that. We've been having problems all year staying consistent on the offensive end. Just have to do better, just can't execute like that down the stretch."

  • Tonight was Ersan Ilyasova's 200th career game.

  • At the end of the first half, the Pacers held a slight advantage over the Bucks leading 51-49. Both teams shot the ball well in the first half with the Pacers and Bucks shooting 48.6 percent and 50 percent from the field, respectively.
  • Brandon Jennings was held to two field goal attempts (1-2) in the first half and had four points. His only field goal (a three-pointer) was the 200th of his career.
  • At the 8:37 mark in the fourth quarter, the Bucks led 78-77. Indiana then went on a 14-0 run in the following five minutes to lead 91-78.
  • With Indiana's win tonight, it snaps a six-game losing streak to the Bucks. The win also is their first in the Bradley Center since April of 2008.
  • Milwaukee came into tonight's game having one the NBA's best defenses holding opponents to 92.8 points per game (good for fourth best in the NBA) and holding 39 opponents under 100 points (tied for the most in the NBA). However five of the last ten teams have scored over 100 points (allowing 94.3 points per game over that stretch).
  • This was the 15th set of back-to-back games for the Bucks. Their record in the second game of back-to-backs is now 6-9.
  • Andrew Bogut led Milwaukee with 12 rebounds and nine points. He is now three rebounds shy of eclipsing the 3,500 mark in rebounds.
  • Despite committing 19 turnovers, the Pacers were able to pull out the win led behind Danny Granger's game-high 30 points (8-15 from the field and 10-13 from the free throw line). This was his 8th game of the year scoing 30 or more points.
  • Since taking over the team on January 30, Frank Vogel has led the Pacers to a 7-1 record.
  • Corey Maggette left the game in the first quarter with a lower back strain.


MIGHTY MAGGETTE - Friday night, Corey Maggette scored 22 points on 6-12 from the field, including 4-6 from 3-
point range and 6-7 from the charity stripe. Twenty of Maggette's points came in the third quarter alone. Maggette
has scored in double digits in the past 10 games and in 15 of the last 16. Over those games (15 of which he
started in), he leads the Bucks with 17.9 points on 50.8 percent (101-199) from the field. Out of those 16,
Maggette has produced 20+ point outings in eight games. In addition to his scoring, Maggette has added 4.9
rebounds and 2.3 assists in that stretch.

BOGUT'S BLOCK PARTY - Andrew Bogut had two blocks on Friday, which extended his streak to 23 games with at
least one blocked shot, which is tied for the third-longest streak of its kind this season. Only Dwight Howard and
Amare Stoudemire have had longer streaks (38 games) this year. Bogut currently leads the league with 2.9 blocks
per game. Bogut's two-block performance was his fourth-straight game with multiple blocks, which is the longest
active streak in the league. From Nov. 13 - Dec. 15, 2010, Bogut had 10 consecutive games with more than one
block, which is the second-longest streak this season.

NEARING NUMBERS - A few notable milestones are on the horizon for the Bucks. Andrew Bogut (3,485) is 15 rebounds away from 3,500 and 35 rebounds
from passing Glenn Robinson (3,519) for fifth place in franchise history. Bogut (573) is also 14 blocks away from passing Ervin Johnson for third in team
history in blocks. Ersan Ilyasova (199) is one game away from 200. Brandon Jennings (199) is one 3-pointer away from 200 and 33 3-pointers away from
passing Toni Kukoc and Lee Mayberry (231) for 10th place in franchise history. With his six made free throws Friday, Corey Maggette (4,332) passed Richie
Guerin (4,328) for 46th place in career free throws in NBA history. John Salmons (493) needs seven 3-pointers for 500.

DE-FENSE! - The Bucks are fourth in the league in points allowed (92.8) and eighth in opponents shooting percentage (44.7). The Bucks have held 39 foes
under 100 points (tied with Miami and Orlando for first in the NBA) and 17 opponents have been held to 89 points or less (T-5th). The Bucks have held 12
opponents to a shooting percentage of less than 40.0 percent (T-4th in the league) and have gone 7-5 in those contests. In all of 2009-10, Milwaukee held
47 foes under 100, 28 under 90, and 19 under 40.0 percent shooting. Their points allowed last season was 96.0 (seventh) and opponents' field goal
percentage 45.1 (10th).

  • Tonight's contest is the first of four consecutive home games for the Bucks. Three of those (tonight, Monday
    vs. LAC, Wednesday vs. DEN) are prior to All-Star weekend. Following the break, the Bucks host Minnesota on
    Feb. 22 and travel to New York on Feb. 23 before returning to the BC for another four-game home stand.

  • Tonight wraps up the 15th set of an NBA-high 23 sets of back-to-backs for the Bucks this season. So far, the
    Bucks are 6-8 in the second half of B2Bs.

  • The Bucks connected on 11-26 of their 3-point attempts Friday night. The 42.3 percent effort was the Bucks
    best 3-point shooting performance since January 26, when they shot 50.0 percent (10-20) in a win over
    Atlanta.

  • With his nine boards Friday night against the Grizzlies, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has recorded five or more
    rebounds in nine of his past 11 games. In those 11, he is averaging a team second-best 7.5 rebounds.

  • In his first five games since returning to the lineup on Jan. 29 after left foot surgery, Brandon Jennings
    averaged 5.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists in his first five games. In his three most recent games,
    Jennings has increased his production to average 16.0 points and 3.0 rebounds.

  • Since returning from missing eight games due to right hip soreness, John Salmons is averaging 9.8 points, 3.2
    rebounds and 2.2 assists in 26.3 minutes per game. He has scored 17, 14 and 18 points, respectively, in the
    last three as a starter.
Jennings
Salmons
Maggette
Ilyasova
Bogut
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Collison
Dunleavy
Granger
McRoberts
Hibbert
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com

Player Injury
Status
Chris Douglas-Roberts Illness
Day-to-Day
Larry Sanders Back spasms
Day-to-Day
Drew Gooden Plantars Faciitis
Out
Michael Redd Left ACL/MCL
Out
Player Injury
Status
None

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