Bucks vs Magic
Lead Changes: 13
Times Tied: 9
Box Score and Recap

Attendance: 13,831
Duration: 2 hours, 35 minutes

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Head Coach Scott Skiles

On tonights game
The guys did a pretty good job executing. Obviously that was a big play on Brandons (Jennings) 3-point shot. They were trying to foul him and he did the right thing in getting it (the shot) up there. We had some chances before that, we got a little loose with the ball, but we got in into overtime. The guys played hard, they went for it tonight.

On Ryan Anderson
Kind of the unsung guy for them tonight was (Ryan) Anderson. They only had him for three (offensive) boards but he tipped several out to other people. Its not like he had a great (stat) line but he had a huge impact on the game.

On Dwight Howard
Hes a great player. I thought the guys were pretty smart about it and tried to hang in. Obviously hes got everybody overmatched with his strength and athleticism. We tried to hold our ground, we tried to foul at smart times. It put fouls on us and thats what happens.

Center Jon Brockman

On tonights game
It would have been nice to win this one. I think we came out with a lot more energy than we did the last two games and got back to the pace and the attitude we had the few games before the last two.

On Dwight Howard
You have to (play him physical), hes going to make it a physical game so you have to try to get into position before he does and beat him to spots and try as hard as you can to hit him first. Hes a load, hes going to be coming.

Forward Luc Mbah a Moute

On tonights game
I thought the way we played, we played like we were desperate and needed this win. I thought we did a good job competing with them early from the start of the game all the way to the end. Its just unfortunate we had a couple of plays that didnt go our way. Its unfortunate we didnt get the win.

(n the current home stand

This is a game we really wanted to have to start this home stand. But now its over, we lost this game, we need to come out on Friday with the same intensity, if not better. We definitely need these next three games if we want to continue to be in this run for the eighth spot (in the playoffs).

  • Andrew Bogut missed tonights game with a migraine. It is his second game missed due to a migraine during the regular season (November 5 at Indiana).

  • Brandon Jennings sank three pure free throws in the final seconds of regulation after being fouled by Jameer Nelson on a 3-point attempt to force overtime (79-79). Jennings also hit a deep three at 1:47 left in OT, was fouled (Nelson) and drained the free throw to tie the game at 85-85.

  • Prior to tonight, the Bucks had held their opponents to under 80 points in regulation seven times this season and were 7-0 in those contests. Milwaukee limited Orlando a team that averages 100.1 points per game (12th in the league) to 79 points in regulation tonight. Tonights loss was also the 13th time this season the Bucks have held their opponent to 90 points or less in regulation and have lost.

  • The Bucks are now 1-3 in overtime games this season.

  • With tonights loss, Milwaukee is now 1-2 against Orlando this season. The Magic were severely understaffed during their first trip to Milwaukee this season missing Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, J.J. Redick and Mickael Pietrus due to illness. The Bucks snapped the Magics season-high six-game winning streak with that December 4 victory.

  • Brandon Jennings accounted for the Bucks first nine points. Larry Sanders put in a reserve dunk at 6:50 in the first quarter for the first points of the game by another player.

  • Milwaukee was torrid in the third, shooting 52.4 percent in the period and closing the gap from nine to four points in the first 1:17 of the third quarter. Milwaukee eventually took the lead with 2:10 left in the third, again climbing back, this time from eight points down.
  • Milwaukee and Orlando rank in the top 10 in the NBA in several defensive categories, including points per game (Milwaukee is 3rd; Orlando is 6th) and shooting percentage (Milwaukee is 7th; Orlando is 4th). Both teams shot under 44 percent (Orlando-43.4 percent; Milwaukee-42.2percent). This was Milwaukees third straight sub-.43 percent shooting game (31.4 versus Boston; 41.9 against Atlanta). Orlando came into the game averaging 46.3 percent (11th in the league); the Bucks were averaging 42.5.

  • The Bucks forced 19 turnovers tonight (20 points off). The Magic ranked 23rd in the league in turnovers coming into tonights game (14.66 per game). Milwaukees defense averages 15.3 turnovers per game (7th in the league).

  • The Bucks were bombarded on the boards without Bogut. They came into the game averaging 41.38 rebounds per game (15th in the league) and grabbed 31 boards tonight, compared to Orlandos 50 (35 defensive). Coming into the game, the Magic were ranked 6th in the NBA in total rebounds (43.18 per game) and 2nd in the league in defensive rebounds (32.79 per game).

  • Dwight Howard blocked three shots tonight, eclipsing his season average of 2.35 (3rd in the NBA). He also attempted 24 free throws, one short of most by a Bucks opponent (Jermaine ONeal had 25 January 4, 2005). Howard tallied 22 rebounds (one shy of his season high), leading the team and exceeding his season average of 14 per game (second in the league). He recorded 31 points, also a team high.

BENCH BALLERS The Bucks bench continued its proficiency Tuesday night, outscoring the Hawks bench 35-24. Milwaukees reserves have outscored their opponents reserves in 12 of the last 15 games, by an average of 35.1-25.8 (526-389). This season, the Bucks bench has recorded an equal or greater number of points than their opponents bench in 42 of the teams 66 games.

PRINCES OF THIEVES The Bucks were +6 in steals (11-5) Tuesday night against Atlanta and were also 9 in turnovers (12-21). In the past 14 games, the Bucks have recorded a greater or equal number of steals than their opponents in 11 games for a 9.1-6.6 advantage per game. In those 14, the Bucks have also recorded an equal or fewer number of turnovers in 13, for a 4.2 (13.1-17.3) turnover advantage per game. On the season, Milwaukee averages 7.5 steals (10th in the NBA) and 13.6 turnovers (sixth). They have held their opponents to an average of 6.2 steals (second-lowest) and forced them into 15.3 turnovers (seventh).

NEARING NUMBERS A few milestones are on the horizon for Bucks players. Andrew Bogut (593) is seven blocks away from joining Alton Lister (804) and Harvey Catchings (710) as the only Bucks with 600-plus blocks in franchise history. Chris Douglas-Roberts is (195) five assists away from 200. Brandon Jennings (221) is 11 3-pointers away from passing Toni Kukoc and Lee Mayberry (231) for 10th place in franchise history and three (1,997) points away from 2,000. Carlos Delfino (394) is six 3-pointers from 400 for his career and (199) one 3-pointer away from 200 in his Bucks career. Delfino (293) also needs seven steals for 300. John Salmons (1,998) is two rebounds from 2,000 and (596) four steals from 600 for his career. Keyon Dooling (443) is seven steals away from 450.

MARCH MADNESS Busy is an understatement for the Bucks in the month of March. The team has 16 total games, 10 of which will be played at home. The last time the Bucks had more than 16 games in one month was 18 in January 2009. The last time the Bucks had more than 16 games in the month of March was 17 in March 2005. The Bucks are currently in a stretch where they play 12 games in 21 days and are 3-3 so far. That stretch includes four back-to-back sets and eight games against opponents who are .500 or better (47-18 Boston twice, 34-33 Philadelphia, 39-28 Atlanta, 42-26 Orlando, 34-32 New York twice and 48-18 Chicago).

  • Tonight begins a stretch where the Bucks will play four consecutive games and five of the next six at home. Overall this season, the Bucks are 17-16 at the Bradley Center.

  • Forward Corey Maggette notched 11 points in his second game since returning to action after missing time due to a sore right knee. Maggette hit 4-6 from the field and 2-2 from the charity stripe in 17:44.

  • Andrew Bogut shot 58.5 percent (10-17) from the field against Atlanta and recorded his 20th double-double of the season (his first since Feb. 23) with 21 points and 13 rebounds to go along with one steal and one block.

  • Every active Buck netted at least one field goal against the Hawks on Tuesday.

  • Earl Barron tied his career-high with four assists last night. He also contributed eight points and four rebounds, including three offensive boards.

  • Last night, Carlos Delfino bounced back from his three-point performance against Boston. Delfino shot 60.0 percent (6-10) from the field and recorded 13 points, three steals, two rebounds and two assists.

  • The Hawks shot 63.0 percent from the field Tuesday night, which marked a Bucks opponent season-high. The last time a Bucks opponent shot 63 percent or better was on April 14, 2008 when Chicago shot 67.0 percent, in the season prior to Scott Skiles arrival in Milwaukee. Tuesdays game was just the second time a Bucks opponent has shot over 60.0 percent since Scott Skiles became the head coach. The first time was Jan. 13, 2010 when the Trail Blazers shot 60.3 percent in Portland.
Mbah a Moute
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com

Player Injury
Ersan Ilyasova Concussion
Drew Gooden Plantars Faciitis
Michael Redd Left ACL/MCL
Player Injury
Daniel Orton Arthroscopic surgery
JJ Redick Lower abdominal strain

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