Bucks vs Grizzlies
Lead Changes: 8
Times Tied: 11

TV COMPANION RECAP

Attendance: 17,106
Duration: 2 hours and 19 minutes
24-28
28-22
95
99
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
19
32
20
24
95
11
36
31
21
99



SHARING IS CARING – Milwaukee racked up 32 assists last night, the eighth time in the last 12 games the Bucks have surpassed 30. Those eight games alone would be enough to tie for the league lead this season, while Milwaukee's 11 such games on the year are the franchise's most since recording 14 30-assist games during the 1992-93 campaign (a span of nearly 20 seasons). The Bucks have averaged 29.7 assists per game over the current 12-game run, while five different players (Dunleavy, Ellis, Gooden, Jennings and Udrih) have led the team in dimes over that span.

IDES OF MIKE – There's no need for Milwaukee to beware of March. The month has seen the Bucks post a 10-6 record, and the team's points per game average has gone up to 105.6 – over nine points higher than the 96.2 average of December through February. One major reason for that is the scoring off the bench from Mike Dunleavy. He has had 12 double-figure scoring games this month, including eight in a row from 3/9-23. Milwaukee is 2-9 in the games Dunleavy has missed this season, and 22-18 with him in the lineup.

THE +/- KING – Ekpe Udoh isn't known as a stat stuffer, but his impact on the game in undeniable. In his eight games in a Bucks uniform Udoh has already risen to the team lead in +/- on a per minute basis, grading in at a +11.2 per 48 minutes. He's also had four games of a +10 or better already. See the chart on page 7 for more details.

MOUTE KICKS BOUTE – Luc Richard Mbah a Moute sat out four of five games from March 5-12 with pain in his knee, but it's the opposition that's been feeling the pain ever since. In the nine games since he's returned to the lineup (three starts), Mbah a Moute has averaged 10.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, including his first two double-doubles of the season (including a career-high 22 points and season-high 17 rebounds in a win at Golden State on March 16). He's also shooting 43-of-63 (.683) from the field over that span.

ERSANITY! – While Linsanity was taking the Big Apple by storm, Ersan Ilyasova produced a historic night of his own just across the Hudson. Ilyasova erupted for career highs of 29 points and 25 rebounds in Milwaukee's win at New Jersey on 2/19, becoming the first Bucks player in over 30 years to tally 25+ points and rebounds in a single game. Ilyasova becomes just the third member of the 25/25 club in Bucks history, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Swen Nater

  • Mike Dunleavy has hit at least two three-pointers in a season-best five consecutive games (and in eight of his last nine overall). Dunleavy has made at least 50 percent of his attempts from behind the arc in each of the last nine games, shooting 25-of-39 (.641) from three over that span.

  • Milwaukee has already scored 100+ points 25 times this season, going 20-5 in those games. The Bucks cracked the century mark 21 times all of last season.

  • The Bucks went 10-of-16 (.625) from three last night, the sixth time in the last 12 games Milwaukee has hit 10+ treys. The Bucks are 10-1 this season when hitting 10 or more threes.

  • The Bucks rank 7th in the NBA in points per game with 98.5 and 3rd in assists per game with 23.51. They ranked 30th in both of those categories last season.

  • Last night's 37-point win was Milwaukee's largest margin of victory in over a decade. The Bucks' last win by 37 or more points came on 2/20/02 when Milwaukee beat Houston by 39 (115-76)

  • In addition to the margin of victory, last night's win produced a number of other season-bests:


    Points – 121
    Fewest Turnovers – 6
    Points (Half) – 71 (1st)
    Fewest Opponent Steals – 2 FGM – 50
Jennings
Ellis
Mbah a Moute
Ilyasova
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Conley
Allen

Gay

Cunningham
Speights
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Carlos Delfino Right groin injury
Day-to-Day
Kwame Brown Torn pectoral muscle
Out
Player Injury
Status
Darrell Arthur Torn right Achillies
Out
Marc Gasol Sore right ankle
Day-to-Day