Bucks at Wizards
Lead Changes: 1
Times Tied: 3

Box Score and Recap

Attendance: 16,108
Duration: 2 hours 0 minutes

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On the game:
They dominated us on the floor and they out rebounded us, and then we couldnt get to the line for free throws. We tried to hang on but we just couldnt, they pretty much out played us all over the floor. They deserved to win. They came out played well and played hard.

On the Wizards play:
Nick Young played well and then Martin came in and hit some threes. They hurt us in a lot of different areas. Young had a good game; they had some good defensive possessions and hit some good shots. We didnt get the help that we needed to at times and they took advantage of that.

On the Bogut/McGee match-up:
Bogut got off to a good start but we didnt get a whole lot out of that match-up. We wanted to go down to the basket a little more and we didnt take advantage of it. We fell behind so quickly, when we came out they got on top of us and we didnt respond very well.


On playing another back to back:
We gave ourselves a chance late, but they looked to beat us. They havent played in four days so they rested. We essentially had a back to back to back. We played Detroit then had a day off, then had practice, then yesterday and today. We didnt bring it tonight, its as simple as that. We just didnt play well.

On the Wizards performance:
They penetrated the lane, they got to the basket, they got offensive rebounds, they got tip-ins, they were looking straight for points. You have those games in the NBA sometimes, and they can be awful.

On their loss:
Thats part of the game. Sometimes I was open, sometimes I wasnt. Thats just part of the NBA game. We turned the ball over early, they had a lot of rebounds. We just didnt play good tonight. Weve got to move on.


On playing better:
For us to come out like that with no energy, know that we need every game we can get. We need a lot more energy at the beginning of the game and sustain it through the rest.

On expectations of the team:
Its tough. We feel like at the beginning of the season we had a higher expectation, so I feel like we have to make a fresh start now. We had higher expectations.


On the Wizards pulling away in third quarter:
We tried to make a run in the second half, of course. We didnt come out real aggressive in the first five minutes so they kind of took advantage and thats what made it into a big lead.

On Nick Young:
He takes a lot of tough shots, but he hits them. They may not be the best quality shots but they go in so you have to expect it every time. Hes a great player and he played big tonight.

On the Wizards stopping their comeback:
We would get it to 12 [points] or even 11 and they would come down and hit a shot or something, a three. We would tilt our heads back and be like, man. I think we learned our lesson tonight. We cant come out sluggish in the beginning. We have to come out a lot of intensity and energy.


On the game:
We needed this win tonight. Its important for us to beat these teams that we are capable of beating. There shouldnt be a point where we have these fall back games. Not saying that these teams dont play well at home. If you notice, Washington is a really good team at home. They play extremely well. These are games we need to continue to put us in that playoff race we need to be in. We took a step back and we just got to try to get ready for Memphis to take a step forward again.

BOARDING SCHOOL Since the beginning of 2011, the Bucks have gone 8-5 when outrebounding their opponents. In those games, the Bucks have had a +5.3 advantage (44.0-38.7, 573-503) on the boards. Andrew Bogut has led the Bucks with 11.5 boards per game in those 13, while Ersan Ilyasova has recorded 8.5 and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has pulled down 6.2. From October-December of 2010, the Bucks were 9-10 when recording an equal or greater number of rebounds than their foes.

DEFENSIVE EDGE The Bucks are fourth in the league in points allowed (92.8) and ninth in opponents shooting percentage (44.7). The Bucks have held 38 foes under 100 points (tied with Miami and Dallas for first in the NBA) and 16 opponents have been held to 89 points or less. The Bucks have held 12 opponents to a shooting percentage of less than 40.0 percent (tied for fourth in the league) and have gone 7-5 in those contests. In all of 2009-10, Milwaukee held 47 foes under 100, 28 under 90, and 19 under 40.0 percent shooting. Their points allowed last season was 96.0 (seventh) and opponents field goal percentage 45.1 (10th).

STEADY MAGGETTE Corey Maggette has scored in double digits in the past eight games and in 13 of the past 14. Over those games (13 of which he started in), he leads the Bucks with 18.2 points on 51.4 percent (90-175) from the field. In addition to his scoring, Maggette has added 5.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in that stretch.

BOGUT'S BLOCK PARTY Against Toronto on Tuesday, Bucks center Andrew Bogut recorded five blocks (three in the first quarter). This was Bogut's seventh game with five or more blocks this season, which tops the NBA. The Bucks have gone 5-2 in those seven contests and recorded an 8.6 - 5.0 block advantage and a 47.6 - 39.9 rebounding advantage over their opponents. With his five blocks Tuesday, Bogut extended his streak to 21 games with at least one blocked shot, which ties for the fourth-longest streak of its kind this season. Bogut leads the league with 2.9 blocks per game.

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS The Bucks have been taking good care of the ball lately, as they currently rank fifth in the league with just 13.5 turnovers per game. Their opponents are averaging 5.96 steals per game, which is the fewest in the league. The Bucks have held their opponents to five or fewer steals in four of the past six contests and in 22 games this season. Those 22 games tie New Orleans for the most opponents recording five or fewer steals. The Bucks are +4.2 in steals (8.7-4.5, 52-27) and 1.5 in turnovers (13.0-14.5, 78-87) over the last six and are +3.5 in points off turnovers (16.3-12.8, 98-77) in that stretch. Carlos Delfino (1.8) and Keyon Dooling (1.4) have topped the club in steals in that span, although Brandon Jennings recorded a season-high four steals against Toronto Tuesday night.

  • The Bucks snapped their four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a win over Toronto at the Bradley Center.

  • On Tuesday, the Bucks held the Raptors to 0-10 from 3-point range. It was the first time this season and the first time since March 12, 2010 vs. Utah that a Bucks opponent did not score a single 3-pointer.

  • The Bucks have outscored their opponents in second chance points in the past three contests by an average of 14.3-7.7 points. This is thanks in part to their 13.7-8.3 edge in offensive rebounding over those games.

  • On Tuesday, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute led all players with 14 rebounds, earning his fifth double-double of the season as he also scored 10 points. Over the past three games, Mbah a Moute has averaged 12.7 boards and has connected on 52.6 percent (10-19) of his field goal attempts to average 9.7 points.

  • John Salmons returned to the starting lineup Tuesday after coming off the bench in the previous three. Prior to those games, Salmons missed eight contests due to right hip soreness. On Tuesday, Salmons recorded a team-high 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal.

  • Bucks Head Coach Scott Skiles introduced a new starting lineup for the 17th time Tuesday night. Last season, the Bucks had a total of 15 different starting lineups.

  • Andrew Bogut (567) is 20 blocks away from passing Ervin Johnson for third in team history in blocks.
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