Bucks vs Hawks
Lead Changes: 15
Times Tied: 4

TV COMPANION RECAP

Attendance: 12,223
Duration: 2 hours and 2 minutes
23-27
30-21
108
101
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
31
24
23
30
108
23
23
33
22
101



IDES OF MIKE – There's no need for Milwaukee to beware of March. The month has seen the Bucks post an 8-6 record so far, and the team's points per game average has gone up to 104.4 – over eight points higher than the 96.2 average of December through February. One major reason for that is the scoring off the bench from Mike Dunleavy. He has had 10 double-figure scoring games this month, including eight in a row from 3/9-23. Milwaukee is 2-9 in the games Dunleavy has missed this season, and 20-18 with him in the lineup.

NEW PAINT JOB – The Bucks obliterated their previous season high for points 3/23 at Charlotte, piling up 72 points on 36-of-55 shooting in the key. While the 72 points were by far the high water mark this season (previously 58), the explosion was far from a fluke. Scoring inside has been a trend for the Bucks as of late, as their four highest PinP point totals of the season have come during March.

ERSANITY!
– While Linsanity was taking the Big Apple by storm, Ersan Ilyasova produced a historic night of his own just across the Hudson. Ilyasova erupted for career highs of 29 points and 25 rebounds in Milwaukee's win at New Jersey on 2/19, becoming the first Bucks player in over 30 years to tally 25+ points and rebounds in a single game. Ilyasova becomes just the third member of the 25/25 club in Bucks history, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Swen Nater.
  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Mike Dunleavy's 24-point first half last night in New York was the most by a reserve in a half this season.

  • Dunleavy has made at least 50% of his attempts from behind the arc in each of the last seven games, shooting 19-of-29 (.655) from three over that span.

  • Milwaukee has already scored 100+ points 23 times this season, going 18-5 in those games. The Bucks cracked the century mark 21 times all of last season.

  • The Bucks rank 10th in the NBA in points per game with 97.9 and 3rd in assists per game with 23.22. They ranked 30th in both of those categories last season.

  • Milwaukee swiped 12 steals last night in New York. It was the fifth time this season the Bucks have had at least a dozen steals in a game.

  • ESPN will now televise the April 11 matchup between the Bucks and Knicks. Milwaukee's April 13 game at Detroit will no longer be aired on ESPN. Both games will be broadcast locally on Fox Sports Wisconsin.
Jennings
Ellis
Delfino
Ilyasova
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Teague
Hinrich

Johnson

Smith
Pachulia
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Carlos Delfino Right groin injury
Day-to-Day
Kwame Brown Torn pectoral muscle
Out
Player Injury
Status
Al Horford Left pectoral surgery
Out
Jannero Pargo Appendectomy
Out