GAMEDAY: Milwaukee at Toronto - 01/28/11


Bucks at Raptors
Lead Changes: 15
Times Tied: 10

Box Score and Recap

Attendance: 15,159
Duration: 2 hours, 37 minutes
18-26
13-34
116
110

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter OT Final Score
32
23
26
23
12
116
22
35
21
26
6
110

IN HONOR OF 'THE GREAT ONE' - The Bucks celebrated #99 and Brantford's Wayne Gretzky's 50th birthday on Wednesday by holding their ninth consecutive opponent to 99 points or less and they also hit 50.0 percent of their 3-point field goals (10-20) to mark The Great One's 50th birthday. Over the last 17 games the club has allowed more than 99 points just twice (once was in overtime) and their defence has allowed 91.2 points (1,551) on 43.6 percent shooting (580-1,330) and 32.8 percent from three (83-253).

MMM MMM MMM MMMAGGETTE - The Crash Test Dummies were clearly alluding to Corey Maggette and the fact that he leads the Bucks with 166 free throws and his 4.4 free throws per game are tied for 25th in the NBA. Maggette gets his free throws in 21.5 minutes while all other players above him average 30+ minutes. Maggette's 4,286 career free throws are 51st in NBA history and he needs seven to pass Jack Sikma (4,292) for 50th place.

DON'T LET IT BRING YOU DOWN
- Neil Young may want to sing his classic "Don't Let it Bring You Down" it's only another blocked shot by league leader Andrew Bogut (2.7 blocks a game). Bogut has blocked at least one shot in 16 consecutive games, tied for the eighth longest streak of that kind this year and his second of 10-plus games in 2010-11 (he had 13 from Nov 9-Dec 18). The Aussie is at 547 blocks for his career, closing in on 550 and also third place in franchise history, which currently belongs to Ervin Johnson (586). Bogut (3,410) is also close to claiming sixth place in franchise history for rebounds (Sidney Moncrief has 3,447) and 19th place in scoring (Bogut has 4,679 points and Oscar Robertson has 4,701).

TAKING YOUR MIND OFF VERNON WELLS - If you're down about the Jays trading Vernon Wells, hopefully these brief Bucks timbits will help take your mind off it ... the Bucks bench tallied 53 points on Wednesday. It was the fourth-highest total by their reserves this season and they're now 3-1 when getting 50- plus points from the subs ... Earl Boykins tallied his fourth 20-plus point night on Wednesday (all have come as a reserve). The last time he had more than four 20-plus point games in a season was 2006-07 (split between Denver and Milwaukee) when he had 18 ... in his last nine games, Keyon Dooling has a 5.40:1 assist-to-turnover ratio (54:10) ... Carlos Delfino hit his 350th 3-pointer on Wednesday and needs two more games (348) for 350 in his career. Corey Maggette (748) is two games from 750 and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (197) is three from 200.

I JUST WANNA STOP
- Bucks rookie Larry Sanders has his own take on Gino Vanelli's classic "I Just Wanna Stop." Sanders prefers to stop the shots of Bucks opponents as he averages 2.7 blocks in games where he receives 20-plus minutes (10 games, five of them starts). Sanders blocked three shots in 13 minutes on Wednesday and now leads the league with 4.7 blocks per 48 minutes (among players with at least 20 games). Although he hasn't appeared in enough games to qualify as a per-game leader, Sanders has blocked more shots than any other rookie. His 44 total blocks (in 31 games) ranks third among first and second-year players behind just Serge Ibaka (93 blocks in 45 games) and Taj Gibson (70 blocks in 43 games).

  • Workin' Man: The Bucks signed Garrett Temple to a 10-day contract and put him right to work as he recorded eight points, three rebounds and three assists in 18 minutes on Wednesday against Atlanta - including crunchtime minutes. He's the 321st player to suit up in a regular season game for Milwaukee.

  • Happy Birthday: As the Bucks are 1-1 in a stretch where five of seven tilts are on the road, where would they rather be than Toronto on Friday to celebrate Sarah McLachlan's 42nd birthday. After this stretch, the team will have just two road games remaining against the Western Conference, but both in the central time zone.

  • Mr. Subs: Earl Boykins and Keyon Dooling should get a Mr. Subs endorsement because in the 18 games Brandon Jennings has missed they've combined for 23.6 points, 9.1 asts, 3.6 rebs and 1.8 stls. They've connected on 36.0 percent of their threes (40-111) and posted a 3.08:1 assist-to-turnover ratio (160:52).

  • Safety Dance: Keyon Dooling has heeded Men Without Hats' advice in a different way, being safe with the rock as he has a 3.30:1 assist-to-turnover ration, good for sixth in the NBA. That mark would be a career-best, topping his 2.51:1 ratio in 2008-09 with New Jersey. His 147 assists on the year are the third most in his career (this is his 11th season) behind 270 in 08-09 and 177 in 00-01 (rookie with LAC).

  • We're not sure if Andrew Bogut buys his kicks from the man in white, but we're guessing Andrew Bogut's rebounding makes Aldo Nova feel alright as he's averaging a career-best 11.7 rebounds this season (fifth in the league) and over his last nine games he's averaged 13.2 boards.

  • Just Like Poutine: The Bucks have mixed and matched a little of everything as they've used 13 different starting lineups with 12 different players starting. Last year they used 15 lineups with 11 different players.
Dooling
Douglas-Roberts
Maggette
Ilyasova
Bogut
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Calderon
DeRozan
Wright
Johnson
Bargnani
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Drew Gooden Plantars Faciitis
Day-to-Day
John Salmons Right hip strain
Day-to-Day
Brandon Jennings Sore left ankle
Out
Michael Redd Left ACL/MCL
Out
Player Injury
Status
Leandro Barbosa Strained right hamstring
Out
Reggie Evans Fractured right foot
Out
Linas Kleiza Sore right knee
Day-to-Day