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Head Coach Scott Skiles

On Andrew Boguts performance
He got going early offensively, we got him some easy baskets inside, he made some nice moves. They were under-manned [so] Bogut took advantage of that. We gave him the ball early in the game, you could tell right away he was engaged, he was able to get some easy ones and also had a couple of his usual left-handed hooks that he got in there. Overall for the time he was out there, he was very, very good.

On Orlando continually fouling Bogut late
I wasnt taking him out, thats for sure. We were leaving him out there, and at the two-minute mark, they cant do that anymore. He has to get through that, it could happen again; he just has to get the ball up there and give it a chance to go in.

Guard John Salmons

On the win
It was definitely big for us to have Bogues back; he really set the tone for us at the beginning of the game, just being able to have somebody to throw the ball into and get a basket. Grabbing 18 boards, when weve been struggling on the rebound side, it was definitely good for us.

On adjustments made to improve ball movement
Weve been struggling on the offensive end all year, our defense has been pretty consistent. Weve been preaching about ball movement all year, and its starting to come around. The next step is making shots, and we did that pretty well today. If we do those two things on the offensive end and continue our defense, well be pretty good.

  • Tonight the Bucks played their first of four straight games at home. Each opponent during the four game home stand is in the Eastern Conference. With tonights win Milwaukee improves to 4-0 against Eastern Conference opponents at the Bradley Center this season. Tonights win also brings the Bucks to 4-0 against Southeastern Conference teams as well.

  • Orlando only traveled and suited eight players for tonights game. Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, Mickael Pietrus and J.J. Redick are each out with a stomach virus and Ryan Anderson is out with a right midfoot sprain.

  • Andrew Bogut returned for tonights game. Bogut missed the last five games with back soreness.

  • Tonights loss for Orlando snaps a six game winning streak.

  • Brandon Jennings finished tonights game with 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Entering tonights match Jennings has averaged 24.5 points, 5.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds over the last four games.

  • The Bucks started tonights game with a 24-16 lead at the end of the first quarter. The first 22 points for Milwaukee were scored by Andrew Bogut (12), Brandon Jennings (6) and Larry Sanders (4).

  • Milwaukee led Orlando 49-42 at the end of the first half. Andrew Bogut led all scorers with 16 points on 8-12 (75.0 percent) shooting and Vince Carter led the Magic with 13 points. Milwaukee attempted one (0-1) 3-point shot in the first half and Orlando went 1-6 (16.7 percent) from outside.

  • Andrew Bogut recorded his fifth double-double of the season finishing with a season high 31 points and tied a season high with 18 rebounds. The 31 points for Bogut is one point shy of his career high.

  • Entering tonights game Orlando has held their opponents to a league best 91.1 points per game. With tonights loss to Milwaukee the Magic fall to 14-2 when allowing less than 100 points.

  • Bucks attempted a season high 43 free throw attempts in tonights game but shot a season low 53.5 percent (23-43) from the line. The Bucks attempted 28 free throws in the fourth quarter alone.

  • The Bucks out-rebounded the Magic 54-38 in tonights game.

DAUNTING DECEMBER Welcome to December, where 10 of the 13 Bucks games this month feature opponents that have records of .500 or better and those 13 opponents combine for a 142-92 record (.607). If you take out Houston (6-12) and Sacramento (4-12), the combined record is 132-68 (.660). Including Monday's game against Utah, the Bucks play five-straight games (@ Utah, @ Denver, vs. Orlando, vs. Miami and vs. Indiana) against opponents who are currently .500 or better. After the Bucks play Houston, the team then has another tough fivegame stretch, at Dallas (14-4), at San Antonio (15-3), vs. Utah (15-5), at Portland (8-10) and at the Lakers (13-6). Despite the tough schedule, the Bucks have fared better against teams at or above .500 so far this year (4-7) compared to teams below .500 on the day of the game (2-4).

The Bucks opponents this month are also some of the best offensive teams in the league. Six of the 13 opponents rank within the top 10 in the league in scoring, including the Lakers (second, 108.2 ppg), San Antonio (fourth, 106.6), Denver (fifth, 105.9), Houston (sixth, 103.9) and Utah (8th, 102.0). Milwaukee is sixth in opponent points per game (93.6) and has held 12 of its 18 foes under 100 points.

Bucks rookie Larry Sanders left many feeling rejected at Denver on Wednesday as he tied the NBA season-high (Dwight Howard) with eight blocks. It was the most blocks for a Bucks player since Ervin Johnson had eight on April 7, 1999 and two off of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's franchise record of 10 set on November 3, 1973. Dating back to the 1986-87 season, Sanders (22 years and 10 days) is the fourth-youngest player to block eight shots in a game behind Kevin Garnett (20 and 230), Shaquille O'Neal (20 and days, and an additional three times before turning 22) and Tim Duncan (21 and 245 and one additional time before turning 22).

Brandon Jennings appeared in his 100th game on Wednesday and a few more personal milestones are on the way for Bucks players. Ersan Ilyasova needs one 3-pointers (currently at 149) to reach 150. Andrew Bogut (482) is 14 blocks away from passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (495) for fourth in franchise history. Carlos Delfino (249) is one steal away from 250 for his career and (346) needs four threes to reach 350. Drew Gooden (445) is five steals away from 450, (596) four games away from 600 and (394) six blocks away from 400 The Bucks franchise (1,796) is four wins from 1,800.

  • Brandon Jennings has averaged 24.5 points over his last four contests and is adding 5.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 36.0 minutes. Jennings has connected on 37.9 percent of his 3-point attempts (11-29, 2.8 makes per game) and has gone to the line a team-high 30 times (7.5 average) and connected on 23 (76.7 percent).

  • Over his last five games John Salmons has connected on 7-15 three point attempts (.467).

  • The Bucks are ninth in the league by grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game and lead the league by snagging 77.5 percent of the available defensive rebounds.

  • One year after ranking 20th by drawing 20.3 fouls per game, the Bucks now lead the league by drawing 24.3 fouls per contest.

  • Milwaukee is second in opponent points in the paint, allowing just 35.3 points per game. Orlando is tops in the league, allowing 33.7. The Bucks are tied for fifth (with Orlando) in the league in opponent second-chance points, allowing 11.6 per game.
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*Projected Starters by Bucks.com

Player Injury
Andrew Bogut Back soreness
Carlos Delfino Neck strain
Michael Redd Torn ACL & MCL
Player Injury
Dwight Howard Stomach virus
Jameer Nelson Stomach virus
Mickeal Pietrus Stomach virus
J.J. Redick Stomach virus
Ryan Anderson Right foot sprain

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