GAMEDAY: Milwaukee at Orlando - 3/3/12



Bucks at Magic
Lead Changes: 12
Times Tied: 9


TV COMPANION RECAP

Attendance: 18,846
Duration: 2 hours and 11 minutes

14-22
24-14
98
114
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
21
39
20
18
98
36
25
24
29
114


REBOUNDING WITH A PURPOSE – It's no secret that one of Milwaukee's strengths is its offensive rebounding, and the team's effort on the offensive glass is leading to more second-chance points for the Bucks. Milwaukee ranks in the top-5 in the NBA for offensive rebounds per game and second-chance points per game.

STICKY FINGERS – The Bucks forced the Celtics into 14 turnovers last night, four by Paul Pierce alone. Milwaukee has consistently ranked among the best in the NBA this season in opponent turnovers per game, forcing 16.22 miscues/game (4th in league). After forcing their opponent to cough up the ball, the Bucks don't waste the possession, averaging 18.39 points per game off turnovers, which is also 6th in the NBA.

SIMPLY THE BEST
– Today, the Bucks rank as the league's best at the free throw line this season – 1st in the NBA – shooting 79.5 percent as a team. Milwaukee has been above 80 percent from the line in seven of the last 11 games, shooting 220-for-268 (.821) over that span. Individually, five Bucks players are shooting 80 percent or better:

  • Drew Gooden: 110-126, 87.3%, T11th in NBA
  • Shaun Livingston: 55-65, 84.2%, T25th in NBA
  • Stephen Jackson: 50-60, 83.3%
  • Mike Dunleavy: 51-63, 81.0%
  • Tobias Harris: 33-41, 80.5%

ERSANITY! – While Linsanity is taking the Big Apple by storm, Ersan Ilyasova produced a historic night of his own just across the Hudson. Ilyasova erupted for career highs of 29 points and 25 assists in Milwaukee's win at New Jersey on 2/19, becoming the first Bucks player in over 30 years to tally 25+ points and rebounds in a single game. Ilyasova becomes just the third member of the 25/25 club in Bucks history, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Swen Nater.

  • Brandon Jennings scored 34 points in the Bucks loss at Atlanta Friday night – his 12th career game finishing with 30+ points scored, and his fifth this season.

  • Milwaukee has only won the second game of a back-to-back set three times out of 12 this season, most recently at Toronto on 2/8 (105-99).

  • The Bucks have recorded at least 10 offensive rebounds in each of the last 16 games, the third-longest active streak in the league behind Detroit (20) and Cleveland (18). Milwaukee has climbed to 4th in the NBA this season with 12.97 offensive rebounds per game.

  • With his steal in Atlanta, Carlos Delfino has stolen the ball at least one time in the last nine games, averaging 2.2 steals per game over that span. He is currently ranked 13th in the NBA for steals per game this season with 1.53 and 2nd in steals per turnover with a ratio of 1.18.

  • Ersan Ilyasova has grabbed at least one offensive rebound in a career-best 26 consecutive games.
Jennings
Livingston
Delfino
Ilyasova
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Nelson
Richardson

Turkoglu

Anderson
Howard
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Luc Mbah a Moute Left shoulder pain
Day-to-Day
Stephen Jackson Sore right hamstring
Out
Andrew Bogut Left ankle fracture
Out
Player Injury
Status
Quentin Richardson Strained achilles
Day-to-Day