GAMEDAY: Milwaukee vs New Orleans - 11/06/10


Bucks vs Hornets
Bradley Center
7:30pm

TV Companion

Attendance: 16,731
Duration: 2 hours 13 minutes
2-5
6-0
81
87

Marshfield Clinic Shining Moment - Bucks vs Hornets
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
18
17
19
27
81
23
18
24
22
87

Head Coach Scott Skiles

On Chris Paul ...
"He just kind of took control there. You could see his determination right there at that moment that he was going to say `we're not going to lose this game tonight.' The goal is to not let him get in the paint, but that's every team's goal is to not let him in the paint. That's why he's a great player, he still finds a way to get in there."

On the Bucks offense...
"It's been off and on that way since game one, we're having a hard time shaking out of that (passing up shots). That leads to some offensive possessions that aren't good because in the of rhythm of the game, if your offense is working right you're working the ball around and you take a shot with board coverage."

On tonight's game ...
"We came out in the third quarter and we didn't have a lot of offensive juice. We were just kind of ball holding and not looking at the basket in rhythm and it hurt us. Some of it's that (the offensive rhythm) and some of it is we missed a bunch of shots again in the first half."

Forward Luc Mbah a Moute

On tonight's game ...
"We had a couple of plays we just couldn't convert. They would come down and just burn us or when we needed a stop in a key moment they would hit a three, hit a shot, or something. Anytime we play like that it's nothing to feel great about."

On guarding multiple players ...
"I've done it before. I've guarded centers and point guards. God has blessed me with the ability to guard different positions and I take pride in doing that. Tonight we didn't do a good job defending and we lost a game we should have won."

Forward Drew Gooden

On tonight's game ...
"Myself included, we're just shooting the ball terrible. I thought it was just me, but it's us as a combined group, but we'll get it together. We're trying to get better at it and it's just something that comes with confidence. It's frustrating."

On facing the Hornets...
"(The Hornets) are the hottest team in the league, they're undefeated so you have to credit them. We battled them in two close games that we feel we could have won, especially down there at their house."


THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE (THROWS) - The Bucks are averaging 27.7 free throw attempts per game, which is tied for 13th in the NBA, and 21.1 made free throws per game, which is more than the 20.4 attempts they averaged last year (29th in the league). Corey Maggette has connected on 92.7 percent (38-41) from the charity stripe, good for 15th in the league. His 38 made free throws are tied for fourth in the NBA.

CARLOS DEL3NO
- Carlos Delfino has picked up where he left off last season on 3-pointers. He leads the Bucks with 17 makes from downtown, which also ties him for fourth in the league. His 40.5 percentage from long range is the second-best on the team and his 14.7 points per game are tied for the team lead with Brandon Jennings. Last season Delfino set career-highs in points (11.0), rebounds (5.3), assists (2.7) and 3-pointers (134).

DEFENSIVE DEER - The Bucks have allowed their foes to score 100-plus points just once this season (in an overtime game at Boston). The Mavericks have also allowed foes to top 100 just once this year (both in regulation) while Miami, New Orleans and Orlando have all yet to give up 100 points this season. Milwaukee is giving up 94.0 points each night, good for fifth in the league.

NEARING NUMBERS - Carlos Delfino (248) is two steals away from 250 for his career. Delfino (346) also needs four threes to reach 350. John Salmons (445) needs five 3-pointers for 350 in his career. Keyon Dooling is five steals away from 400. Brandon Jennings (480) is 20 field goals away from 500 for his career. Andrew Bogut has 3,045 rebounds for his career. That number puts him five rebounds away from tying Ervin Johnson (3,050) for 10th place in franchise history. Bogut is also closing in on other milestones. With 4,283 points he needs 54 to pass Jay Humphries (4,336) for 20th in team history and at 461 blocks, he needs 14 more to pass Randy Breuer for fifth place.
  • Bucks center Andrew Bogut missed Friday night's game at Indiana with a migraine.

  • The Bucks close out their third back-to-back set tonight. They're 1-1 in the second half of back-to-backs coming into tonight. Milwaukee leads the league with 23 back-to-backs this season and tonight's tilt is the sixth in a stretch of eight consecutive games to be played as part of back-to-backs. They're currently 2-3 in those games.

  • Luc Richard Mbah a Moute tied for the Bucks season-high with 15 rebounds Friday night. Mbah a Moute added 10 points (6-8 FTs) for his first double-double of the season and the ninth of his career. He's averaging 6.2 rebounds in 23.8 minutes this season, the 6.2 rebounds top his career best of 5.9 set in the 2008-09 season.

  • The Bucks are second in the league by drawing 26.3 fouls per game. In 2009-10 Milwaukee was 20th in the league by drawing 20.29 fouls on their foes.

  • The Bucks end their first four games in five nights stretch tonight. They're 1-2 going during the stretch coming into tonight's game. Previously, they've lost against Portland and at Boston and defeated Indiana last night.

  • This year the Bucks play four games in five nights four times. The next set will be in January.

  • The Bucks played their first Central Division contest last night with a win at Indiana. They'll have to wait until November 24 (seven games) before they play their next Central Division foe - a road game against Cleveland.

Jennings
Salmons
Delfino
Mbah a Moute
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Paul
Belinelli
Ariza
West
Okafor
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com



Player Injury
Status
Andrew Bogut Migrane
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
Marcus Thornton Strained left achilles
Probable