Head Coach Scott Skiles
On tonight's win ...
"They came out early on knocking down some shots; we weren't a step slow or anything, we just had a little trouble getting up and getting into them. We were still creating turnovers on their passes, we had deflections, hands on balls and we were able to go down and get some easy baskets. Then as the game went on we started getting up, getting into their shots, and started making them miss. Other than just a few minutes in the third quarter, we played a very good game. When we started the game, John (Salmons) had some really good sequences of passing and ball movement, which loosened up the offense a little bit. That coupled with turnovers got us some baskets. We played a good fundamental game - we caught the ball with two hands, just some basic things that allowed us to have a good offensive night."
On Andrew Bogut's play ...
"He was better. He did a nice job defensively again. They doubled him a couple times early, he made the proper plays out of there, but we didn't score. Then as the game went on, they didn't come down there as much and he was able to get loose a little bit."
Center Andrew Bogut
On whether the team has hit its stride ...
"I think tomorrow's a big test for us. We haven't played well against Philadelphia this season and last season, so it was good to beat them and have a good game like this. I think our big test is tomorrow night to see where we're at."
On his offensive performance ...
"Last game I struggled offensively, this game some shots were falling. I think some nights I'm going to have it, some nights I'm not, with the arm injury and so on. I've tried to make a focus of being solid defensively and keep rebounding and if the offense comes, it comes."
On the difference in tonight's game ...
"I think we're just now starting to get confident, with two good blowout wins before this one, and now another one. Confidence is a very funny thing in pro sports; when guys play confidently, they don't play afraid to make a mistake, it definitely helps."
Guard Brandon Jennings
On mindset after the win ...
"We just have to keep pushing. It's another game. We can't get too full of ourselves right now. We're tied with Charlotte, and the Pacers right now, I think they have one game over us. We have a tough one tomorrow, and we have to get up for it."
Keys to his recent strong individual offensive performances ...
"Just working, getting that confidence back in that jump shot. Just taking good shots."
On keys to the team's recent offensive outburst ...
"I think we're just moving the ball overall really well, so that's what's helped us out a whole lot."
- Tonight was the third time Milwaukee has matched up with Philadelphia. The 76ers have won the previous two match-ups and had won 8 of their last 10 games overall, while Milwaukee came into tonight's game on a two game winning streak.
- Leading by only one point after the first quarter, the Bucks caught fire in the second to take a 59-41 lead going into the locker room. They used a 20-6 run and were a perfect 7-7 from the field during that span.
- Milwaukee tightened up its defensive efforts in the second quarter as well. After allowing Philly to shoot 73 percent from the field in the first quarter they held them to 28.6 percent in the second and only six field goals (16 total points).
- Brandon Jennings continues to be a problem for opposing defenses. He has scored in double figures in all six games this month and finished with 15 points and five assists tonight.
- On their current three game winning streak, Milwaukee is winning their games by an average of 22.3 points per game (Washington by 19, Cleveland by 20 and tonight against Philadelphia by 28). The 28 point victory is the largest for Milwaukee this season. It is their first time winning three games in a row by 19 or more points since the 2000-01 season when they beat Chicago, Utah and Toronto by 21, 22 and 26 points respectively.
- Milwaukee's defense dominated again tonight, holding its opponent to 90 points or fewer for the fourth straight game (it is the 30th time this season that Milwaukee has held an opponent under 90 points). They were able to force Philadelphia into 21 turnovers and converted those into 28 points (ties a season high).
- The Bucks had a season-high 16 steals (their previous high was at Washington on Tuesday March 8).
- The trio of Brandon Jennings, Keyon Dooling and Earl Boykins had another fantastic tonight for Milwaukee. The three combined for 36 points (13-30 from the field) and 12 assists.
- Five Bucks scored in double figures in tonight's game (including four starters). Andrew Bogut led all players with 17 points on 7-12 shooting and had nine rebounds.
- John Salmons had a rare off night against Philadelphia shooting wise. He entered tonight's game scoring in double figures in nine of his last 10 games (averaging 16.7 points). Against the 76ers he only had six points; however, he was tied with Earl Boykins for a team high seven assists.
- The Bucks improved to 9-0 when shooting 50 percent or higher. They were averaging 42.5 percent coming into the game (last in the league) and shot 52.6 percent tonight.
- Chris Douglas-Roberts played in his 150th game tonight. He finished with nine points and was a perfect 4-4 from the field.
- Milwaukee will try to extend its winning streak to four games tomorrow night when they travel to Boston to take on the Celtics. While Boston has won both games this season, the Bucks have played them tough losing only by an average of 4.5 points per game.