FOUL PLAY – The Bucks came up short on the scoreboard against the Bulls, but still produced a record-setting
effort in terms of fouls (or lack thereof). Milwaukee established a new franchise record by committing just eight
personal fouls in the game, surpassing the previous low of 10 (set twice, most recently on 1/25/03 vs. Denver).
Those eight fouls led to just four Chicago free-throw attempts, which were the fewest by a Bucks opponent since
New Orleans went to the line just three times in a 94-91 Milwaukee win on 11/13/04.
BENCH PRESS – Milwaukee is 6-4 over its last 10 games, and the Bucks reserves have played no small role in that
success. Over that span, the Bucks reserves have outscored their counterparts in all 10 games, averaging 39.9
points over that span compared to 19.4 for their opponents. The surge in bench performance coincides with Mike
Dunleavy's return to the lineup, with the veteran averaging 10.0 points off the bench over the last 10 games. On the
season, the Bucks bench has outscored the opponent's bench in 17 of 23 games.
FREEBIES – The Bucks rank among the league's best at the free throw line this season, shooting 78.1 percent as a
team (5th in the NBA). Individually, five Bucks players are shooting 80%, including the two players on the team with
the most attempts this year (Jennings: 59-73, 80.8%; Gooden: 61-71, 85.9%). Stephen Jackson (87.2%), Shaun
Livingston (86.8%) and Jon Leuer (84.2%) are all cracking the 80% mark this season as well. As a team, the Bucks
have failed to shoot at least 70% from the line just once in the last 11 games.
STAT STUFFIN' – Brandon Jennings stuffed the stat sheet in the 2/1 win over Miami, finishing with 31 points, eight assists and four steals. Perhaps what
stood out the most, though, was that he did it all without committing a single turnover in nearly 42 minutes of action. Jennings' effort puts him in rare
company in NBA annals. Over the last 10 years, just three other players have hit those marks in points, assists and steals without committing a turnover.
DUNLEAVY'S RETURN A BIG + – Mike Dunleavy's been making his mark on games lately, posting a cumulative +42 since returning to the Bucks lineup on Jan.
20. Only Ersan Ilyasova (+58) has been better over that span. For the season, Dunleavy leads the Bucks on an overall (+46) and per-game (+3.5) basis, and his
+7.1 per 48 minutes trails only Jon Brockman (+8.2).
- The Bucks have produced their two largest free-throw attempt disparities of the season in the last two games.
Milwaukee attempted 33 FTs to Detroit's 19 on Friday (+14), before posting a 19-4 (+15) advantage on
Saturday vs. Chicago.
- Brandon Jennings has tallied 20+ points in nine of the last 11 games, averaging 22.5 ppg over that span.
- Jennings has connected on 3+ three-pointers in eight of the last 11 games, and in 12 games on the season.
Only Orlando's Ryan Anderson (13) has more such games this year.
- Ersan Ilyasova has grabbed at least one offensive rebound in 14 consecutive games, tied for the secondlongest
streak of his career. He had a career-best 15-game run from 3/17/10 through 4/12/10.
- Milwaukee is 3-1 at home against the West this season, with Phoenix in town tonight. The Bucks will host just
nine home games against Western Conference opponents this season.
- The Bucks have either tied or outscored their opponents in the fourth quarter in each of the last 12 games.
- The Bucks averaged 24.2 assists per game over a six-game run from Jan. 23 through Feb. 1, but have
managed just 25 assists total over the last two outings.