GAMEDAY: Milwaukee vs Philadelphia - 3/5/12



Bucks vs Sixers
Lead Changes: 3
Times Tied: 6

TV COMPANION RECAP

Attendance: 12,315
Duration: 2 hours and 14 minutes
15-23
22-17
97
93
The Davis Dish - Bucks Homestand Preview
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1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
28
23
23
23
97
33
22
16
22
93



MISS AMERICA – The Bucks welcome 2012 Miss America Laura Kaeppler (KEP-ler) to the game tonight. The Kenosha native and Carthage College graduate will sing the National Anthem prior to tonight’s contest.

MILESTONE WATCH – Here are a few Bucks players to keep an eye on tonight as they approach career milestones:
  • Beno Udrih: Needs 2 points to hit 5,000
  • Carlos Delfino: Needs 5 3FGs to get to 500
I'LL TAKE WINNING FOR 100, ALEX – Perhaps no number has been a better indicator of Bucks success this season than 100, as Milwaukee is posting a tidy 11-3 mark when cracking the century mark. Or, to put it differently, 11 of the Bucks' 14 wins have come when scoring 100+. That's an ingredient that's been missing in Milwaukee as of late, as the Bucks have tallied 100+ just once in the last 11 games (in the 119-118 win over Washington on 2/28), and not surprisingly have stumbled to a 2-9 mark over that span as a result. Conversely, the Bucks scored in triple digits nine times in a 13-game span from Jan. 20 – Feb. 10, posting an 8-5 mark in those games.

BAND OF KLEPTOS – The Bucks swiped 21 steals against the Hawks (11) and Magic (10) in back-to-back games this weekend, giving Milwaukee four 10-steal games in its past five outings. Those steals led to a combined 46 opponent turnovers in the two games over the weekend, the team's sixth and seventh games this season forcing 20+ opponent miscues. Milwaukee has consistently ranked among the best in the NBA this season in opponent turnovers per game, forcing 16.38 miscues/game (4th in league), while Carlos Delfino (1.49 spg, 16th) and Brandon Jennings (1.46 spg, 19th) both rank among the league's top-20 in steals.

BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME? – The Bucks had a season-long run of four straight sub-20 assist outings from Feb. 15-20, but have now averaged 23.0 dimes per game in the five games since (including 30 in the win over Washington on 2/28). The Bucks are 3-11 this season when failing to record 20 assists, but have found a lot of success when the ball is moving. The Bucks are 6-2 when posting 26 or more dimes, and a perfect 3-0 when topping 30. Milwaukee is also 7-4 this year when a Bucks player dishes out eight or more assists.

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.

  • Milwaukee's 39 points in the second quarter at Orlando on Saturday were its most in any quarter this season. The Bucks shot 15-of-23 from the field and 4-of-7 from behind the arc in the frame.

  • 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.

  • Jennings' 61 points over the last two games represent his second-best two-game total this season, trailing only the 66 he rang up against Denver and New York from Jan. 17-20.

  • The Bucks have recorded at least 10 offensive rebounds in each of the last 17 games, the third-longest active streak in the league behind Detroit (21) and Cleveland (19). Milwaukee has climbed to 4th in the NBA this season with 12.89 offensive rebounds per game.

  • Carlos Delfino is averaging 2.0 steals per game his last 10 games. He currently ranks 16th in the NBA for steals per game this season with 1.49 and 2nd in steals per turnover with a ratio of 1.16.

  • Ersan Ilyasova has grabbed at least one offensive rebound in a career-best 27 consecutive games.

  • Drew Gooden grabbed his 5,000th career rebound on 3/3 at Orlando.
Jennings
Livingston
Delfino
Ilyasova
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Holiday
Meeks

Iguodala

Brand
Allen
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Stephen Jackson Sore right hamstring
Day-to-Day
Andrew Bogut Left ankle fracture
Out
Player Injury
Status
Spencer Hawes Left achilles strain
Out
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