Bucks vs Nets
Lead Changes: 11
Times Tied: 3

TV COMPANION RECAP

Attendance: 15,939
Duration: 2 hours and 5 minutes
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106
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The Davis Dish - Bucks Road Recap

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PLAYOFF RACE – With just four games remaining, Milwaukee is in the midst of a critical stretch in the race with Philadelphia for the eighth seed in the playoffs. Here's a breakdown of the remaining schedule for the two teams:

8. Sixers 9. Bucks
Games Remaining 4 4
Home/Away 0/4 3/1
Against Teams >=.500 (H/A) 1 (0/1) 2(1/1)
Against Teams <.500 (H/A) 3 (0/3) 2 (2/0)
B2B Sets 1 1

ERS ON TARGET – Ersan Ilyasova's shooting numbers have really stood out recently. He currently ranks T26th in the NBA in FG% (.490) and 3rd in 3P% (.457), making him one of just two players (along with Steve Nash) to rank among the league's top-30 in both shooting categories. His accuracy from behind the arc is on pace to become the second-highest 3P% in Bucks franchise history, trailing only Dell Curry's league-leading 47.6% in 1998-99.

SUP-ERSAN – Ersan Ilyasova's shooting numbers have really stood out recently. He currently ranks T26th in the NBA in FG% (.490) and 3rd in 3P% (.457), making him one of just two players (along with Steve Nash) to rank among the league's top-30 in both shooting categories. His accuracy from behind the arc is on pace to become the second-highest 3P% in Bucks franchise history, trailing only Dell Curry's league-leading 47.6% in 1998-99.:

Player Season PPG RPG MPG
Ersan Ilyasova (MIL) 2011-12 12.9 8.6 27.3
Arvydas Sabonis (POR) 1995-96 14.5 8.1 23.8
Robert Parrish (BOS) 1992-93 12.6 9.4 27.2
Danny Schayes (DEN) 1987-88 13.9 8.2 26.7

ERSANITY! – During the height of Linsanity in New York, Ilyasova produced a historic night of his own just across the Hudson. Ersan 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.

DUN-3-VY – The Bucks offense has been a revelation this season, ranking in the top-half of the league in scoring (99.6 ppg, 5th), 100-point games (32, 4th) and offensive rating (103.1, 13th). Last season, Milwaukee ranked 30th in all three categories. A major reason for the improvement has been the scoring off the bench from Mike Dunleavy. The veteran has led a 2nd-unit that ranks 7th in the league at 34.3 bench points per game, and his 22 games this season with 10+ points on 50% or better shooting as a reserve is 6th in the league. Dunleavy shot 56.9% from the field during March, the best mark in the month for a guard, and his 54.4% accuracy from behind the arc for the month led the league. Dunleavy is at 41.5% from three on the season, the 17th-best mark in the NBA.

  • Mike Dunleavy came off the bench Thursday night to record 23 points off 6-for-12 shooting. It was his seventh game this season to score 20+ points on 50% shooting as a reserve, which is tied for fourth in the league.

  • At Indiana, Luc Mbah a Moute led the Bucks in rebounding (11) for the sixth time this season, finishing with his third double-double (16 points/11 rebounds) in the process.

  • Brandon Jennings was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line on Thursday at Indiana. Although he has had two games in his career where he has made more than 10 free throws (12-for-13 @ MIA 1/22/12 and 11- for-12 vs. MIN 2/22/11), this was the first time he has shot 100% when attempting at least 10.

  • Milwaukee has recorded 5 or more blocks in each of the last nine games – the Bucks longest streak this season and the longest active streak in the NBA.

  • According to hoopdata.com, through games of April 15, Milwaukee has an assist percentage of 62.51, better than all but one team in the NBA this season (Boston, 67.24).

  • The Bucks rank 3rd in the NBA in assists per game with 23.69 and 5th in points per game with 99.6. They ranked 30th in both of those categories last season.
Jennings
Ellis
Delfino
Mbah a Moute
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Gaines
Brooks
Wallace
Humphries
Williams
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Ersan Ilyasova Right knee/quad soreness
Day-to-Day
Kwame Brown Torn pectoral muscle
Out
Player Injury
Status
Damion James Right foot surgery
Out
Brook Lopez Right foot
Out
Jordan Farmar Sore right groin
Out
Deron Williams Sore right calf
Out
Shelden Williams Hyper-extended right knee
Out