Bucks vs Lakers
Bradley Center
7:00pm

TV Companion

Attendance: 18,059
Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes
5-6
9-2
107
118

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1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
29
30
22
26
107
32
25
33
28
118

Head Coach Scott Skiles

On the defensive end
Yeah right from the beginning of the game we really struggled from that end of the floor. At one point we were shooting 67 percent and it was a tied game. We kind of commented on the bench that this was going to be a difficult game for us to win, even though we were playing pretty well offensively. We let them catch it wherever they wanted to catch it.

On the technical foul in the third quarter
I dont look at the games as one play here or there. I look at it more as what we are trying to get done out there and are we trying to get those things done and we had great difficulty trying to get that done tonight.

On the game
The losing mindset is to look at other people to blame. Thats generally not what winners are doing and if that was what were doing thats not a good sign. They took it to us. We had some silly fouls in the first half. As I said, we didnt take care of our business tonight. We had nice rhythm going offensively, had nice ball movement and scored over 100 points. 78 field goal attempts and 118 points, thats a tough game for us to win.

On rebounding
We are a good rebounding team. Our guys normally go out there and rebound the ball well. In the situation where they shot the ball so well there arent that many rebounds to get. We got our share of them. We had a little trouble converting at points in the game. Other then about four minutes in the third quarter we had a decent offensive rhythm to us in the game.

Forward Drew Gooden

On the defensive performance
Defensively thats not where we want to be allowing them to shoot almost 54 percent from the field. We finally had a decent shooting night but defensively they ran what they wanted to run. Kind of picked us apart on the offensive end when they got the ball.

On Shannon Brown coming off the bench
He was so efficient out there for them, 21 points in 21 minutes, no turnovers, thats an efficient game coming off the bench. He is playing well in that system. He was a huge spark for them. It seemed like time in time out he was knocking out that corner three. We have guys that come off the bench also that can score in a variety of ways just as Shannon (Brown), but you have to credit him.

Forward Andrew Bogut

On the game
There the number one offensive team, were the number one defensive, I think they won that battle. But I think that we need to do a better job offensively. We gave them a lot of easy baskets and we kind of over-respected their triangle a little bit.

Notables

  • Brandon Jennings scored a Bucks season-high 31 points while Andrew Bogut grabbed a Bucks season-best 18 rebounds.
  • Tonights contest is the fourth straight where the Bucks are facing a top-10 scoring team in the league. Entering tonights game the Lakers led the league at 112.5 points.
  • Both teams shot over 50% in the first quarter. Bucks shot 12-19 (63.2%). The Lakers shot 12-23 (52.2%).
  • After the first quarter Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 10 points and Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 10 points each.
  • In the second quarter Andrew Bogut passed Jack Sikma (3,087) for seventh place in Bucks history in rebounds. Bogut also went on to pass Jay Humphries (4,336) for 20th in scoring and Randy Breuer (474) for fifth in blocks.
  • In the first half Drew Gooden surpassed 7,000 career points.
  • At half the Bucks led 59-57.
  • At the half Brandon Jennings shot 8-13, leading the Bucks with 19 points. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol led to Lakers with 14 points each in the first half. Both teams shot over 50% for the first half.
  • Kobe Bryants 31 points are the top total for a Bucks opponent this season.
  • Shannon Brown scored a season-high 21 points and went 4-5 from 3-point range. Those four threes tie his career best, accomplished twice previously.
  • Pau Gasol posted his team-leading ninth double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He added four assists and three blocks in 44 minutes.
  • The Lakers ended the Bucks 10-game stretch without giving up 100 points in regulation.
  • Andrew Bogut (12 points and 18 rebounds) recorded his fourth double-double of the season and Drew Gooden (22 points and 13 rebounds , both season highs) notched his third double-double of the season.
  • Carlos Delfino of the Bucks missed his fourth straight game with a strained neck.


GOING WHERE NO DEER HAVE GONE BEFORE The Bucks have allowed 91 points or less in each of the last five games, tied for the longest non-lockout season streak of that nature in franchise history (also five last season, March 3-12). Not including the lockout shortened season, Scott Skiles coached teams have the longest streaks of games allowing 91 points or fewer and a total of four of the six streaks of four or more games. Holding the L.A. Lakers, the highest scoring team in the NBA at 112.5 points per game, to 91 or fewer points would set a nonlockout record. *In the lockout year the Bucks had a streak of six consecutive games allowing 91 or fewer points and two streaks with four games of allowing 91 or fewer.*

DEFENSIVE DEER The Bucks have allowed foes to score 100-plus points just once this season (in OT at Boston), giving the team a 10-game stretch without giving up 100 points in regulation. That is the longest streak to start a season in team history outside of the shortened 1998-99 season when Charlotte scored 113 in the first game (in overtime) and not again until Indiana scored 109 in the 18th game of the year. New Orleans is the only team yet to give up 100 points this season. Milwaukee is giving up 89.4 points each night, the lowest in the NBA.

10 + 5 + 5 = W On Saturday Brandon Jennings had his third consecutive game with at least 10 points, five assists and five rebounds (he finished with 19 points, six assists and a career-high 11 rebounds). In each of the Bucks five wins, theyve had a player reach those numbers Brandon Jennings four times and John Salmons once. Jennings is tied for fifth with those four games, LeBron James leads the league with six. When you advance the numbers to 19, five and five, Jennings (four games) is tied with three other players for first (LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams). Jennings string of three straight 19/5/5 games is the longest active string in the NBA. Last season Bucks players had 30 games of at least 10/5/5 with Jennings leading the way with 14.

IN RESERVE The Bucks bench has been bountiful so far this season and has outscored its opponents bench in seven of nine games. Over the last six games, the Bucks have a 195-168 (32.5-28.0) advantage from the bench. Corey Maggette leads the Bucks bench with 12.9 points, which ranks second on the team and ninth amongst NBA reserves, in 21.0 minutes per game (which is tied for 39th in minutes played for reserves in the league).

NEARING NUMBERS A few personal milestones were reached in Saturdays game against the Warriors. Andrew Bogut (3,085) passed Vin Baker (3,079) for 8th place in franchise history in rebounds. Bogut now needs three rebounds to pass Jack Sikma (3,087) for seventh. Bogut (471) is also four blocks from passing Randy Breuer (474) for fifth in blocks and nine points (4,328) from passing Jay Humphries (4,336) for 20th in points. Carlos Delfino (249) is one steal away from 250 for his career and (346) needs four threes to reach 350. Keyon Dooling is one steal away from 400. Drew Gooden (6,993) is seven points away from 7,000. Corey Maggette (11,947) is 53 points away from 12,000 for his career. The Bucks franchise (1,795) is five wins from 1,800. Thats 14th among active franchises, but their .525 winning percentage (1,795-1,6267) is eighth among active franchises.


  • The Bucks defeated the Warriors Saturday while shooting 33.7 percent from the field. Thats the lowest field goal percentage for a winning team this year in the NBA and the lowest percentage a team has won with since Portland defeated Washington while shooting 32.1 percent on 3/19/10. The Bucks lead the NBA with two wins when shooting less than 40.0 percent the rest of the league has five total wins shooting 40.0 or less.

  • The Bucks 58 rebounds on Saturday were their most since snagging 61 at NY on February 22, 2010. Their .522 rebound percentage on the season is fourth in the NBA.

  • Brandon Jennings (15.7 pts, 6.3 ast and 5.0 rebs) is one of six players to average at least 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists (Kobe Bryant, Tyreke Evans, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook).

  • Tonights contest is the fourth straight where the Bucks are facing a top-10 scoring team in the league (the Lakers lead the league at 112.5 points). The Knicks averaged 103.7 points (9th in the league) on the day of the game and the Bucks held them to 80 points. Atlanta averaged 104.0 points (10th) and the Bucks held them to 91 and Golden State averaged 104.7 (7th) and the Bucks held them to 72. Those three squads were held to an average of 19.8 points below their season average. See the stat box to the right for more.

  • Over their last four contests Brandon Jennings (10-19, 52.6 percent) and John Salmons (8-15, 53.3 percent) have combined to connect on 52.9 percent (18-34) of their 3-point attempts.
Jennings
Salmons
Mbah a Moute
Gooden
Bogut
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Fisher
Bryant
Artest
Odom
Gasol
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com



Player Injury
Status
Carlos Delfino Neck strain
Day-to-Day
Chris Douglas-Roberts Right eye injury
Day-to-Day
Darington Hobson Left hip surgery
Out
Michael Redd Torn ACL & MCL
Out
Player Injury
Status
Andrew Bynum Right knee surgery
Out
Luke Walton Strained right hamstring
Probable
Theo Ratliff Sore left knee
Questionable


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