Bucks at Wizards
Lead Changes: 7
Times Tied: 10
Box Score and Recap

Attendance: 16,190
Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes
24-38
16-47
95
76

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1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
22
29
24
20
95
21
15
16
24
76

BUCKS HEAD COACH SCOTT SKILES

On Boguts return:
Andrews presence was important.  We got three lay-ups for him right out of the gate. It was important to have him around the rim, which is how we got on the board forcing 29 misses in the first half. They got nine of them back, so we had some difficulty there most of the night but he was a big factor. It was good having him back.  

On the game:
We still didnt convert at the rate we need to be converting. It was good that we even got enough stops to get out on the open floor. When we didnt convert well, we were at least able to move the ball. We got good looks tonight and the guys really moved the ball. We were able to shoot a better percentage and we came out in the second half with a lot of energy to build a big lead.

On how the team played together:
John and Brandon played well. We moved the ball well tonight; we penetrated, kicked the ball out, and made the extra pass. We played an unselfish game tonight and as a result we got a good win.  We did a pretty good job on John.  He penetrated some but we got the help there. They do a lot of one on one, so we focused on stopping the ball and reacting to the ball.

BUCKS GUARD BRANDON JENNINGS

On the game tonight:
I think it was just a great team effort overallyou could just tell in our energy, the must win for us tonight.  But you cant be just happy about this one.  We have to go home and get Cleveland tomorrow and Philly.

On the importance of the next couple of games:
Hopefully we can get a couple wins here in a row.  If we take care of business at home I feel like we can sink into the last spot.
It was important for us to come here tonight and win the game.  It was a game we should have won and we did win.

On his personal performance:
It was a great team performance overall.  Without my teammates I wouldnt have been able to have the performance I did tonight.  Playing with Bogut, he makes it easier for all of us and when John Salmons is making shots and were running the floor, were kind of a great triangle I guess you could say.

BUCKS CENTER ANDREW BOGUT

On tonights game and team performance:
It felt goodit was a good win for us.  We moved the ball, we shared the ball, and we defended.

On Brandon Jennings:
He played really well.  Brandons been aggressive the last couple of games, its been noticeable.  Hes made an effort to really come out and play hard.  Hes one of our best players.

On their success in the next couple of games:
Just keep plugging away and I think if we just leave it out on the lineif we just go out and play and win games were supposed to and leave it all on the table at the end of day.


MOUTE KICKIN' BOUTE Forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has been hot for the Bucks lately. Over his past two games (Feb. 26 vs. Chicago and March 6 vs. Boston he missed the March 1 and March 4 games due to illnesses), Mbah a Moute has averaged 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds (4.0 offensive) and 3.0 steals. He has connected on 68.2 percent from the field (15-22), well above his season average of 47.4 percent. Mbah a Moute set a new season-high with 19 points vs. Boston and tied his career-high of eight made field goals.

IN LIKE A LION Brandon Jennings has stepped it up so far this March, scoring in double figures in the first three games of the month. His 21, 16 and 23-point performances on March 1, 4 and 6, respectively, make up his highest-producing three-game set since returning from his foot injury on January 29. In the month of March, the point guard is averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

STEPPING UP - With Andrew Bogut out of the lineup, the Bucks have been working hard to pick up the slack on the glass. Over the past three games without their leading rebounder the Bucks have outrebounded their foes 44.0-39.3 per game (132-118). In those games, several Bucks have recorded rebound averages higher than their season averages: Brandon Jennings, 5.0 (season average: 3.6); Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, 7.0 (5.4); Corey Maggette, 6.0 (4.0); Carlos Delfino, 6.7 (4.3); Larry Sanders, 6.7 (3.2); Jon Brockman, 7.7 (2.8).

MARCH MADNESS Busy is an understatement for the Bucks in the month of March. The team has 16 total games, 10 of which will be played at home. The last time the Bucks had more than 16 games in one month was 18 in January 2009. The last time the Bucks had more than 16 games in the month of March was 17 in March 2005. The Bucks are currently in a stretch where they play 12 games in 21 days. That stretch includes four back-to-back sets and eight games against opponents who are .500 or better (46-15 Boston twice, 32-30 Philadelphia, 37-26 Atlanta, 40-23 Orlando, 32-29 New York twice and 43-18 Chicago).

ON THE HORIZON The Bucks players have several milestones on the horizon: Brandon Jennings (211) is 21 3-pointers away from passing Toni Kukoc and Lee Mayberry (231) for 10th place in franchise history. Carlos Delfino (388) is 12 3-pointers from 400 for his career and (283) 17 steals from 300. Chris Douglas-Roberts (189) is 11 assists from 200 for his career, while Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (194) is six steals from 200. John Salmons (1989) is 11 rebounds from 2,000 and (591) nine steals from 600 for his career.

  • The Bucks wrapped up a four-game homestand Sunday night with an 89-83 loss to Boston at the Bradley Center. The team went 1-3 in those four games. Tonight's contest is the Bucks lone road game in a two-week span, as they return home to host Cleveland on Wednesday and Philadelphia on Saturday.

  • The Bucks had a 12-2 advantage in second chance points Sunday night, thanks to their 12-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Over the past two games, the Bucks have a 25-10 lead in offensive boards and a 26-14 lead in second chance points.

  • Jon Brockman has averaged 5.3 offensive boards in the past three games as a starter. Sunday night, he led the Bucks in rebounding for the second time this season with nine boards.

  • Milwaukee's bench outscored Boston's bench 31-15 Sunday. The Bucks reserves have scored an equal or greater number of points than their opponents' reserves in nine of the past 10 games, for a 33.6-21.8 advantage per game (336-218).

  • The Bucks defense continues to improve this season as they rank fourth in points allowed (92.9), sixth in defensive FG percentage (44.7) and sixth in opponents' 3-point percentage (34.0). They've held 45 of their 61 opponents below 100 points (tied for third in the NBA) and 21 of those foes were held below 90 points.
Jennings
Salmons
Delfino
Sanders
Brockman
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Wall
Young
Evans
Blatche
McGee
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Corey Maggette Sore right knee
NWT
Ersan Ilyasova Concussion
NWT
Drew Gooden Plantars Faciitis
NWT
Michael Redd Left ACL/MCL
NWT
Player Injury
Status
Josh Howard Strained left hamstring
Questionable
Rashard Lewis Sore right knee
Questionable


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