STRONG SCHEDULE - So far this season, the Bucks have faced 23 opponents with records of .500 or better,
which ties New Jersey for the most games against .500+ opponents. The Bucks have gone 9-14 in those games,
while the Nets have gone 5-18. Memphis has had the second-highest number of .500+ opponents with 21. The
Bucks are tied for sixth in wins against those teams with their nine victories, while Dallas leads the league with 15
wins against teams .500 or better. Four of the Bucks five next opponents have .500+ records and combine for a
102-40 (.718) record.
LOOKING BACK TO LAST YEAR - Last year after 32 games, the Bucks had a 14-18 record, just one game ahead of
where they are today. Through those 32 games, the Bucks were allowing 98.0 points per game, 5.3 points more
than they are allowing in the 2010-11 season. The 2009-10 Bucks were holding their opponents to 46.1 percent
from the field, while this year's Bucks are holding their foes to 44.7 percent.
SWEET SALMONS - John Salmons has scored in double digits in the past eight games and in 12 of the past 14.
Over the eight most recent games, he leads the Bucks in scoring with 18.5 points and has shot 57.1 percent (16-
28) from 3-point range while pulling down 3.5 rebounds and handing out 3.8 assists.
BENCH PROFICIENCY - The Bucks bench has outscored the opponents' bench in each of the past three contests
by an average of 30.7-25.3. Earl Boykins leads the Bucks bench players with 16.0 points in those games (although
he missed one game due to an NBA suspension) and Corey Maggette has chipped in 10.3 points over the past
THE DISH ON DOOLING - Keyon Dooling has dished out five or more assists in seven of his last eight games. Over those games, Dooling is averaging 11.9
points, 5.4 assists to 1.4 turnovers, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals. Over his last 14 games, Dooling has handed out 57 assists against 13 turnovers. That's a
4.38:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. On the season, the Missouri alum has posted a 2.87:1 assist to turnover ratio (89:31).
NO LITTLE ACCOMPLISHMENT - Bucks 5-5 point guard Earl Boykins has tallied 5,483 points over his 12-year NBA career and is 13th in career points for
players under 6-feet. Boykins needs 39 points to pass 5-11 Johnny Egan for 12th place. Out of the 12 players ahead of Boykins, only one (5-3 Muggsy
Bogues) is 5-5 or shorter.
- The Bucks announced today that they have requested waivers on center Brian Skinner.
- In their loss to Miami Tuesday, the Bucks had just nine turnovers, one off their season-low of eight. So far this
season, the Bucks are averaging 13.8 turnovers (10th in the NBA), while forcing their opponents into 15.4
- Miami's 101 points marked just the second time in 14 games that the Bucks allowed their opponent to score
100 or more points. On the season, the Bucks have held 24 of their opponents to under 100 points. Only five
teams have held their opponents to under 100 in more games than the Bucks. The Bucks are facing three of
those teams (Dallas, Miami, Orlando) this week.
- A few milestones are on the horizon for the Bucks: Drew Gooden is (447) three steals away from 450 and
(395) five blocks away from 400; Earl Boykins (5,483) is 17 points away from 5,500 and (1,973) 27 assists
from 2,000; Keyon Dooling (4,495) is five points away from 4,500; Scott Skiles (93) is seven wins away from
his 100th victory with the Bucks.