GAMEDAY: Milwaukee vs Los Angeles Lakers - 1/28/12



Bucks vs Lakers
Lead Changes: 2
Times Tied: 1

TV COMPANION RECAP

Attendance: 18,027
Duration: 2 hours and 7 minutes
8-11
11-9
100
89

NOTABLES
Twenty four may be two times 12, but 12 was twice as nice tonight. Luc Mbah a Moute put on a solid defensive performance down the stretch against the league's number one scorer. Coming into tonight, Kobe Bryant was averaging a league best 30.2 points per game. Luc and company held Kobe to 27 and most notably a 2-9 fourth quarter. The Bucks outscored the Lakers three out of four quarters (losing the 3rd quarter 30-29), led by Drew Gooden who scored 14 of his team high 23 in the third quarter. Brandon Jennings added 12 points on 6-14 shooting and dishing seven assists.

WARM BENCH
A balanced attack delivered victory tonight. The Bucks bench scored 33 points led by Mike Dunleavy who scored 10 of his 15 in the second quarter. Ersan Ilyasova also contributed big on both ends of the floor as he poured in 15 points on an impressive 7-9 shooting and played big in the paint in the absence of Andrew Bogut. Back up point guard Beno Udrih tied Brandon for a team high seven assists.

BIG SMALL STAT
The Bucks turned the ball over only nine times, besting their previous season low of 10 at Houston earlier in the week.

QUOTABLE
Brandon Jennings: "I think our second group played the biggest part in our success. They came in and really carried us, especially in the 2nd quarter. They made the run for us and made some great plays."

DOWN ONE
The Bucks played without Stephen Jackson who was suspended tonight for verbal abuse of a game official and failure to leave the court in a timely manner last night after the Bucks loss in Chicago.

UP NEXT
The Bucks go up against Greg Monroe, Ben Gordon and the Pistons Monday night at Bradley Center, 7:00 PM.
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The Davis Dish - Bucks vs Lakers Recap
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
27
24
29
20
100
23
20
30
16
89

MAKING IT COUNT – Rookies don't always get premium minutes in games, but when they do get on the court, they need to make it count. Jon Leuer, who scored 19 points in 20 minutes in Chicago last night, is 5th among rookies who have played at least 280 minutes this season in points per 36 minutes, according to basketball-reference.com

DEPTH PERCEPTION – For 11 games in a row, 14 total this season, at least one Bucks reserve has come off the bench to contribute 10 or more points. Milwaukee is 7-7 when the team gets that offensive contribution:

  • 1/27 @ CHI: Leuer (19), Jackson (10)
  • 1/25 @ HOU: Jackson (20), Dunleavy (18), Gooden (11)
  • 1/23 vs. ATL: Dunleavy (17), Gooden (13), Ilyasova (10)
  • 1/22 @ MIA: Ilyasova (16), Jackson (10)
  • 1/20 @ NYK: Gooden (10) 1/17 vs. DEN: Harris (14)
  • 1/16 @ PHI: Harris (12), Udrih (10)
  • 1/13 @ DAL: Livingston (15)
  • 1/12 vs. DET: Ilyasova (14)
  • 1/10 vs. SAS: Leuer (10)
  • 1/8 @ PHX: Harris (15), Livingston (12), Leuer (11)

QUARTERLY REPORT – This season, the Bucks are outscoring their opponents by an average of 1.1 points in the first half and 0.5 points in the fourth quarter. However, opponents are outscoring the Bucks by an average of 3.8 points in the third quarter. When Milwaukee can maintain a lead through three quarters, the team is 6-2, but 1-9 when they can't.

  • Starting in place of the injured Andrew Bogut, Drew Gooden recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 23 points and a season-high 15 rebounds. Every time Gooden has grabbed 10+ rebounds this season, he has also had 10+ points. Additionally, Gooden dished out a game- and season-high 6 assists and went 10-10 from the free throw line, another season high.

  • The Bucks currently rank 8th in the NBA in assists per game with 21.67. Individually, Brandon Jennings is 21st in the league with 5.4 apg, right behind Kobe Bryant, who is 20th with 5.6 apg.

  • Milwaukee continues to be strong in the opponent turnovers per game department, remaining at No. 5 with 16.8. The Lakers average 15.0 tpg.

  • Rookie Jon Leuer came off the bench in Chicago to score a career-best 19 points in 20 minutes. He went 9-11 from the field – another career high for FGM.

  • With the one-point deficit going into the half, the Bucks fell to 1-6 when trailing at halftime after losing in Chicago.
Jennings
Livingston
Delfino
Mbah a Moute
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Fisher
Bryant

Barnes

Gasol
Bynum
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Andrew Bogut Left ankle fracture
Out
Player Injury
Status
Steve Blake Costochaondral fracture
Out
Kobe Bryant Torn lunotriquetral liagament
Probable
Josh McRoberts Sprained left big toe
Probable


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