Bucks vs Magic
Bradley Center
Attendance: 17,723
Duration: 2:04
Box Score, Play-by-Play, Shot Chart

Lead Changes: 6
Times Tied: 7
12-15
17-11
94
99


Too Rich
Veteran guard Jason Richardson put on a stretch run show, scoring 28 of his season high 31 points in the second half (12 in the 4th qtr). Richardson hit 9-11 from three and 11-18 overall from the floor to lead the Magic past the Bucks 99-94.

Big D
The Bucks interior defense performed strong tonight, holding All Star Center Dwight Howard to 11 points on 5-15 shooting. The Bucks beat the Magic on the boards, 49-43, led by Ersan Ilyasova who grabbed 16 rebounds off the bench.

Distribution
The Bucks have had 20 or more assists in nine of the last 11 games. They continued on that trend dishing out 26 assists and turning the ball over only 11 times.

4th Quarter
The Bucks have tied or outscored their opponent in each of their last 15 games, but that streak came to a close tonight as the Magic outscoured the Bucks 27-21 in the final frame. Orlando was led by Jason Richardson who poured in four three pointers (4-4) in the quarter.

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
21
28
24
21
94
16
27
29
27
99




ON THE OFFENSIVE - The Bucks poured in a season-high 113 points in last night's win at Cleveland, their third straight game with 100+ points and eighth such outing in the last 10 games. The Bucks are averaging 100.6 points per game over the last 10 en route to a 6-4 mark over that span. For the season, the Bucks have cracked the century mark 13 times in 26 games, after doing so just 21 times all of last season. Overall, Milwaukee is 71-28 in the Scott Skiles era when scoring 100+ points, including 10-3 this season.

BOMBS AWAY – The Bucks had a brief two-game lull from behind the arc against Detroit (Feb. 3) and Chicago (Feb. 4), but are still shooting 38.4% as team from long range over the last seven games, including five games in that span with 8+ treys. Carlos Delfino's season-high six threes were part of a Bucks team-high 12 bombs at Toronto on Feb. 8, one of four games this season in which a Bucks player has hit 5+ threes (with Milwaukee 3-1 in those games).

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS – The Bucks rank among the league's best at the free throw line this season, shooting 78.2 percent as a team (4th in the NBA). Individually, six Bucks players are shooting 80 percent, including the player on the team with the second-most attempts this year (Gooden: 73-87, 83.9%, T35th in NBA). Stephen Jackson (82.8%, T39th in NBA), Mike Dunleavy (81.3%), Shaun Livingston (85.4%), Luc Mbah a Moute (84.4%) and Jon Leuer (81.0%) are all cracking the 80 percent mark this season as well. As a team, the Bucks have failed to shoot at least 70 percent from the line just once in the last 12 games.

BOARDING SCHOOL – The Bucks have now held a rebounding edge in each of the last two games, the first two nights the Bucks have outrebounded the opposition since losing starting center Andrew Bogut to injury. Last night's effort on the glass in Cleveland was particularly unique, as the Bucks pulled down a season-high 51 boards without a single player grabbing more than seven. All 11 players who saw action grabbed at least two rebounds, and six different players had five or more boards. Further, all 11 players grabbed at least one offensive rebound.

JENNINGS IN TOP 25 UNDER 25 – David Thorpe and John Carroll of ESPN.com have compiled a list of the hottest stars under 25, and while it leaves off big names like Robert Pattinson, Emma Stone and Daniel Radcliffe, the likes of Brandon Jennings, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose are mentioned. While Thorpe and Carroll have Jennings at No. 17, the stats have him at No. 6 in points per game this season when compared to other players under 25 years old.

  • On Friday night in Cleveland, the Bucks set two new season-high marks for the team: 113 points and 51 total rebounds.

  • Milwaukee has had 20 or more assists in nine of the last 11 games.

  • The win over the Cavaliers on 2/10 marked the first time that a starting lineup, sans Andrew Bogut, has had a winning record (Jennings, Livingston, Delfino, Mbah a Moute, Gooden – 5-4 – .556).

  • The Bucks won despite shooting only 40.8% from the field. They have won one other game this season when shooting a lower percentage than that – 35.0% at Miami on 1/22.

  • Milwaukee continued its trend of finishing strong, either tying or outscoring its opponent in the fourth quarter, outscoring Cleveland 25-17 in the last period of regulation and 11-10 in overtime. The Bucks have had a fourth-quarter scoring advantage in each of their last 15 games.
Jennings
Livingston
Delfino
Mbah a Moute
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Nelson
Richardson

Turkoglu

Anderson
Howard
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Andrew Bogut Left ankle fracture
Out
Player Injury
Status
None