Bucks at Trail Blazers
Lead Changes: 5
Times Tied: 5

TV COMPANION RECAP

Attendance: 20,387
Duration: 2 hours and 1 minute
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THE SECRET – Milwaukee has gone 6-1 in its last seven games, establishing a season-long winning streak of five games in the process (currently the longest active winning streak in the NBA). Over that span, the Bucks are averaging 109.3 ppg, 30.3 apg and 8.3 3FGM/game. The Bucks may have figured out the secret trends to winning through their recent success. Here are the key figures:


100: Milwaukee is posting a tidy 16-4 record when cracking the century mark. The Bucks have tallied 100+ points in each of the last six games, going 5-1 in that span, after doing so just once in the previous 12 games (3-9 over that stretch). The current streak is Milwaukee's longest since the 2007-08 season.

30: The Bucks have now handed out 30 assists in each of the last three games, Milwaukee's first such streak since April 10-14, 2001. The Bucks are 7-0 this season when topping 30 assists in a game. Four of the six wins during the Bucks' current 6-1 stretch have included 30+ assists (NBA-high 38 vs. Cleveland on 3/14, 33 at Golden State on 3/16, 32 at New Jersey on 3/12, and 30 vs. New York on 3/9).

10: Milwaukee is 8-0 this season when tallying 10+ treys, including Friday's win at Golden State in which the Bucks went 10-of-22 from long distance and the previous Friday's win over New York when the team went 13- of-26 from behind the arc.

20/20 VISION – Mike Dunleavy hardly broke a sweat on Friday despite scoring a game-high 24 points, as he needed just 19 minutes of action and eight shots to get the job done. Dunleavy became just the 4th Bucks player in the last 25 seasons to score 20+ points in less than 20 minutes of action, joining Charlie Villanueva (20 pts in 13 min on 11/21/08), Michael Redd (21 pts in 18 min on 12/15/01) and Sidney Moncrief (20 pts in 18 min on 3/7/89). Dunleavy also became the first Bucks player to score at least 24 points on eight or fewer FGAs since Sam Cassell did so on 1/15/00.

GOOD (EN) VIBRATIONS – Prior to the All-Star break, Drew Gooden missed four games with a right wrist sprain. During that time, the Bucks went 1-3 and scored just 89.5 points per game. In the 11 games since Gooden has returned to the lineup, the Bucks have averaged 106.5 points and topped 100 seven times. Individually, Gooden has averaged 19.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game over those 11. In that span he's posted five double-doubles, one tripledouble, and recorded three of his highest point totals this season (season-high 27 vs. Chicago on 3/7, 26 at Atlanta on 3/2 and 25 vs. Philadelphia on 3/5). The NBA on Monday named Gooden the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

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.
  • Friday's win extended Milwaukee's streak to a season-long five consecutive games. The Bucks' last five-game winning streak came during the 2009-10 season when Milwaukee rattled off six straight wins from Mar. 3-14.

  • Mike Dunleavy is averaging 20.8 points and 5.2 assists off the bench over his last five games (all Bucks wins) while shooting 38-for-63 (.603) from the field and 12-for-26 (.462) from behind the arc.

  • The Bucks recorded an NBA-season-high 38 assists vs. Cleveland on 3/14, one of four 30-assist games in Milwaukee's last five outings.

  • In a rare statistical oddity, all 12 Golden State turnovers on Friday were the result of Milwaukee steals. The last time the Bucks played a game in which every opponent turnover came as a result of a steal was 2/22/08 at Detroit (6 MIL steals/DET TOs). The last time it occurred in a game with double-digit Bucks steals/opponent turnovers came on 1/12/02 at NY (10 MIL steals/NYK TOs).

  • The Bucks win over the Warriors on Friday included season highs for points (120), rebounds (54) and margin of victory (22), and tied season lows for fewest turnovers (8) and opponent points in a quarter (12).
Jennings
Ellis
Delfino
Ilyasova
Gooden
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Felton
Matthews

Batum

Aldridge
Przybilla
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Ersan Illyasova Bronchial illness
Probable
Kwame Brown Torn pectoral muscle
Out
Player Injury
Status
Mehmet Okur Back
Day-to-Day
Shawne Williams Left foot
Day-to-Day
Elliot Williams Left shoulder
Day-to-Day