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Head Coach Scott Skiles

On the play involving Andrew Bogut
I didnt feel like there was any intent or anything there. I know when a player goes airborne they try and take special care that nobody touches him at all in that type of vulnerable state. Looking at it I actually felt like Amare (Stoudemire) kind of stopped on the play. (Andrew Bogut) Bogues was going with so much momentum and got caught up in the air there so I didnt think there was any intent to do anything wrong.

On tonights game
We had a lot of energy tonight. Considering what we have been through; 11 games in 18 days and two really tough road losses and Phoenix winning 10 in a row. I was really proud of the guys tonight. You could tell fatigue was setting in near the end of the game. (Coach) Alvin (Gentry) brought some fresh bodies in and they had an effect. Thats a big win for us considering what we have been through.

On tonights game
I thought our defense was really sharp. We started the game; we had a lot of energy, we were bouncing around, we got up and we got into them. Weve had a couple tough losses but we were here to win this game tonight.

Forward Jerry Stackhouse

On the play involving Andrew Bogut
Thats the NBA. Things happen and guys step up. Were all professionals and thats why we pay these guys in this locker room. When somebody goes down you have an opportunity to step up and help the team and hopefully well find some guys to do that.

On the remainder of the season

We can only worry about ourselves. We cant think so much about whos winning and whos losing. Lets go out and try to win as many games as we can and let the chips fall where they may. Whatever seed that is, we did it. If we look at ourselves, we still did it. Lets go out and play whoever were lined up to play.

Guard Brandon Jennings

On tonights game
The main thing was we got up on them at the beginning. We were able to push the lead and go into half with them down 19 or 20. That was a big thing. You dont want to get into a close game with Phoenix; they have so many weapons. Thank God we did get that big lead and they rested Steve Nash tonight.

On Tuesdays matchup with Chicago
Thats going to be a tough one. Thats not going to be easy so we have to try to go in there and get that one.

THREE HISTORY Brandon Jennings Bucks rookie record 132 three-pointers rank second among rookies and tie him for 15th in the NBA. Jennings team-leading three-point numbers have the Bucks in good position to set a franchise mark for three-pointers in a season. Milwaukee has currently hit 585 shots from behind the arc, eight away from the club record of 593. Their 585 made threes rank them fifth in the league.

FISHEYE VIEW After leaving last nights game to stitch up a cut near his eye before halftime, John Salmons returned to the game to score 11 third quarter points and hit a game-tying three-pointer to send the game into overtime. Despite last nights loss, the Bucks are seeing clearly through the fisheye lenses, going 17-6 (.739) since acquiring Salmons. Over that span, The Fish is averaging a team-high 20.3 points to go with 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals, leading or tied for the team lead in scoring in 12 of those games and scoring double-figures in 21 of the 23. Hes also tallied 12 games with 20 points or more, including 20-plus performances in nine of his last 12 games. Salmons is shooting 46.5 percent with the Bucks, including 38.9 percent from long range.

The Bucks set a franchise record last night by playing in their tenth overtime game, beating their previous high of nine set in 1977-78 (8-1 in those games) and 1997-98 (5-4). Milwaukee is 4-6 in their league-leading ten overtime games this season. With two double-overtime games this year, the Bucks are tied with the 77-78 club for most overtime periods played in franchise history with 12, for a total of 60 minutes of bonus basketball (they played in one double-OT and one triple-OT game in 77-78).

BUILDING BLOCKS Andrew Bogut blocked a career-high seven shots last night as he continues to build on his career total and now has 450 blocks. Bogut, who began the season outside of the Bucks top 10 in career blocks, now ranks sixth in franchise history after passing Glenn Robinson (351), Paul Pressey (372), Dan Gadzuric (414), Vin Baker (429) and Marques Johnson (441). With seven games remaining, Bogut would need to average 3.4 blocks per game to reach Randy Breuers 474 for fifth place all-time. The Aussie is second in the NBA in blocks with an average of 2.6 per game and has blocked a shot in his last 38 games, the longest block streak in the NBA since Marcus Camby went 51 straight games with a swat in 2007-08. Boguts 175 blocks this season are the most by a Bucks player since Alton Lister had 177 in 1982-83 and give him the sixth highest single-season block total in Bucks history (see stat box on page 1). Boguts 2.6 block per game average this season ranks fourth in team history. The Bucks are 14-4 when their center swats four or more attempts in a game. Additionally, the Bucks are 23-8 when the Aussie scores 17 or more; 16-3 when Bogut scores 20 or more points; and 13-1 when he scores at least 20 points with 10 or more rebounds. Andrew Bogut and Dwight Howard are the only players in the NBA averaging 15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. Bogut is averaging 17.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.8 blocks in his last four.

  • Carlos Delfino, who missed the last three games due to neck and jaw soreness after being inadvertently stepped on against Miami on March 26, scored 14 points in his return to action for the Bucks.

  • The Monday, April 12 Bucks game against the Hawks (7:00 p.m. tip) will now be televised by FS Wisconsin.

  • Brandon Jennings was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in March, becoming the first Eastern Conference player to win the award four times (also won in Nov/Oct, Dec and Jan). Jennings averaged 14.1 points, 5.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals in March, going 11-4 as starting point guard.

  • The Bucks need one more win to guarantee them their first winning season since posting a 42-40 record in the 2002-03 season. The Bucks, who have the fifth-most wins of any NBA franchise since their inception in 1968-69, have now finished at .500 or above 25 times in their history.

  • Luke Ridnour has scored double figures in six of his last eight games, averaging 11.0 points and a teamleading 5.1 assists and is shooting 48.6 percent (35-72), including 36.4 (8-22) from three-point range.

  • The Bucks are 12-7 in the second game of back-to-back sets, better than their 11-9 mark in the first game of back-to-back sets. Tonights game will close the second of four straight back-to-back sets for Milwaukee.

  • The Bucks magic number needed to qualify for the playoffs is three, meaning that any combination of Bucks wins and Bulls losses totaling three will secure Milwaukee its first playoff berth since 2005-06.

  • The Bucks have won 17 of their last 23 (.739) games.

  • Ersan Ilyasova is averaging 13.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in his last three games, shooting 50.0 percent (17- 34) from the field in those three.

  • Carlos Delfino (495) is five assists from 500 career dishes and two threes from a career-high in three-pointers (currently 120 with Toronto in 07-08). Jerry Stackhouse recorded his 850th career steal last night.
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Player Injury
Carlos Delfino Neck and jaw soreness
Michael Redd Torn ACL & MCL
Player Injury
Robin Lopez Back