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