GAMEDAY: Milwaukee at Atlanta - 11/10/10


Bucks at Hawks
Phillips Arena
6:00pm

TV Companion

Attendance: 11,211
Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes
4-5
6-3
108
91

Marshfield Clinic Shining Moment - Bucks at Hawks
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
21
33
34
20
108
26
14
19
32
91

Bucks head coach Scott Skiles: "We started the game really sluggish, so we have to give our bench a lot of credit tonight. They came out and got our guys back in the game, which I believe was a 27-point turnaround. That allowed the starters to get back in the game, and to play much better. That flip-flopped things in the second half. We did do some good things, and it's nice to see coming off a huge win last night."

(On performance in second half) "The way we started the third quarter was very important. I was happy we came out and performed the way we did. We extended the lead, and later in the fourth quarter we needed it. You come in here and at one point against the Hawks you don't expect to be up 30 points."

Andrew Bogut: "This is a whole new season. People are going to build this rivalry up because they beat us last year in the playoffs, but it's pretty much a whole new team, besides Brandon (Jennings) and a few other guys."

"We haven't been playing pretty good basketball until the last few nights. We played very tough. The Hawks were 6-2 coming in, and we've been struggling, but we got them on a rough night, thankfully."

Corey Maggette: "The second unit came out with a lot of energy. It started out with Earl Boykins making some great plays, and plus we rebounded the ball well, and made some big shots. We were the spark that was able to ignite the first unit. We weren't playing to our strengths early on, and I know sometimes after back-to-backs you're kind of tired, but as a second unit you have to always be ready. We went out and did that and had a great night tonight."


ABOUT LAST NIGHT... - The Bucks had their best offensive performance to date this season, scoring a season-high 107 points on 51.3 percent from the field. The team's 41 first-quarter points was a season-high in points for a quarter for Milwaukee as the team shot 68.2 percent (15-22) from the field in the first frame. The team also had a solid defensive effort, limiting New York to just 80 points (a Bucks opponent season-low), 13 fourth-quarter points (a Bucks opponent season-low for any quarter) and 37.8 percent from the field.

NEARING NUMBERS -A few other Bucks are closing in on personal milestones. Carlos Delfino (249) is one steal away from 250 for his career. Delfino (346) also needs four threes to reach 350. John Salmons (448) needs two 3- pointers for 450 in his career. Keyon Dooling is three steals away from 400. Brandon Jennings (493) is seven field goals away from 500 for his career. Drew Gooden (6,976) is 24 points away from 7,000 for his career.

DEFENSIVE DEER - The Bucks have allowed their foes to score 100-plus points just once this season (in an overtime game at Boston), giving the team an eight-game stretch without giving up 100 points in regulation. That is the longest streak to start a season in team history outside of the shortened 1998-99 season when Charlotte scored 113 in the first game (in overtime) and not again until Indiana scored 109 in the 18th game of the year. New Orleans and Orlando have all yet to give up 100 points this season. Milwaukee is giving up 91.4 points each night, good for fourth in the league.

IN RESERVE - The Bucks bench has been quite bountiful so far this season and has outscored its opponents' bench in six of eight games. Over the last four games, the Bucks have a 134-89 (33.5-22.3) advantage from the bench. Last night against the Knicks, the Bucks had the 42-31 bench advantage and were the first team to outscore the Knicks bench this season. Corey Maggette leads the Bucks bench with 13.4 points, which ranks third on the team and 12th amongst NBA reserves, in just 20.6 minutes per game (which is tied for 49th in minutes played for reserves in the league).
  • Last night in the Bucks 107-80 win over New York, Andrew Bogut recorded 10 points (5-5 from the field) and had three rebounds. Bogut (3,062) is now tied with Alton Lister for ninth place in franchise history for rebounds. Bogut needs 18 rebounds to pass Vin Baker (3,079) for eighth and 26 to pass Jack Sikma (3,087) for seventh. With 4,312 points he needs 25 to pass Jay Humphries (4,336) for 20th in team history and at 463 blocks, he needs 12 more to pass Randy Breuer for fifth place.

  • Earl Boykins had a season-high 10 points on 5-7 shooting in 20:57 of action last night against New York. Drew Gooden also had a season-best 17 points after scoring in single-digits the previous five games.

  • The Bucks are currently in a stretch of four-straight back-to-back sets, their longest stretch of back-to-backs this season. Milwaukee leads the league with 23 back-to-backs this season and tonight's tilt is the final game in a stretch of eight consecutive games to be played as part of back-to-backs. The Bucks are 1-2 in the second night of back-to-back sets. For more on the Bucks in back-to-backs, check out the stat box to the right.

  • The Bucks are averaging 26.8 free throw attempts per game, (12th in the NBA), which is an improvement on the 20.4 attempts they averaged last year (29th in the league). Corey Maggette has connected on 90.2 percent (46-51) from the charity stripe for 23rd in the league and his 46 made free throws are 8th in the NBA while his 6.4 FTA per game are 17th.
Jennings
Salmons
Delfino
Mbah a Moute
Bogut
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Bibby
Johnson
Smith
Horford
Collins
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com



Player Injury
Status
Carlos Delfino Neck strain
Day-to-Day
Chris Douglas-Roberts Right eye injury
Day-to-Day
Darington Hobson Left hip surgery
Out
Michael Redd Torn ACL & MCL
Out
Player Injury
Status
Marvin Williams Bone bruise, right knee
Day-to-Day
Maurice Evans Right knee
Out
Pape Sy Low back injury
Out