Bucks vs Wizards
Lead Changes: 8
Times Tied: 5

Box Score and Recap

Attendance: 14,007
Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes
15-24
12-28
100
87

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1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final Score
19
28
28
25
100
27
22
17
21
87

Head Coach Scott Skiles

On tonight’s game…
“They won the first quarter. We came out a little bit slow after the first couple minutes of the game, but we played much better in the second half. We made better plays on the defensive end and we stepped up our effort. We got into a rhythm offensively, started knocking down some shots and got better ball movement. However, we can’t be satisfied with tonight’s game. If we were playing Orlando or Boston we have to play better than that and the guys know that. We’re happy with the win, but we can’t be in celebration mode. There are a lot of things we have to do better.”

On their defense…
“Nick Young and Andray Blatche are talented guys and I thought Keyon Dooling did a great job trying to stay with Young in the second half and Blatche got his pump fake and got into his dribble a little bit, but we were going after the loose balls in the second half and normally when those things go our way we play pretty well defensively.”

Forward Drew Gooden

On defending John Wall…
“I think we started collapsing on him in the second half and still were able to rotate out to the shooters. Protecting the paint is always our first priority and in the second half I think we did a better job on his penetration.”

On Andrew Bogut’s night…
“He’s still a presence out there. He still drew a lot of attention and he’s a big force out there for us. Unfortunately his numbers don’t show that tonight on paper but out there during the game he was big for us.”

On coming back from his injury…
“I’m trying to get back out there and get healthy. That’s my main concern. I’m not 100 percent healthy yet but I’m just trying to do the little things to help my team win.”

Guard Earl Boykins

On Keyon Dooling…
“I was happy to see Keyon making shots. He’s always capable of making shots and this year its been a little tough shooting and to see him go out there, make shots and get into a rhythm, I was really happy for him tonight.”

On playing without John Salmons…
“My role is the same whether John’s here or not. I think all the guards have to step up and play better, and tonight we were able to do that.”


  • John Salmons sat out tonight’s game with right hip soreness.

  • With this win, the Bucks snapped a three-game losing streak. Prior to tonight Milwaukee had lost eight of its last 10.They also scored more than 100 points for the 8th time this year, and are now 6-2 in those games.

  • With tonight’s loss, Washington continues its winless streak on the road, now at 0-20.

  • The game started slowly, with the Bucks scoring only 19 points, and the Wizards scoring 27 points (after taking over three minutes to record their first basket), in the first quarter. Milwaukee is now 3-10 in games where they score 19 or fewer points in the first quarter and 5-16 in games during which they trail after one period. After trailing since the 7:50 mark in the first quarter, the Bucks regained the lead with 2:13 remaining before halftime and took over at the 5:53 mark in the third quarter, never again relinquishing the lead.

  • The Bucks crashed the boards tonight, outrebounding Washington 43-34. Milwaukee came into the game averaging 42.16 boards per game, good for 9th in the league.

  • Guards Earl Boykins and Keyon Dooling combined for 42 points (19 and 23, respectively), surpassing season scoring averages of 7.7 and 6.7, respectively. Dooling’s 23 points were a season-high (previous was 18), and two off his career-high. Boykins continues his hot streak, having averaged 15.7 points per game from December 21 through January 12 (second on the team). Forward Corey Maggette also poured in 21, exceeding his season average of 11.4 points per game.

  • Wizards guard John Wall came into tonight’s game ranked 5th in the league in assists per game (9.1). He tallied 13 tonight, two away from his season and career high. Wall also logged 10 points and six boards.

  • Guard Nick Young came into tonight’s game as the Wizards leading scorer (averaging 16.5 points per game); he notched 21. Forward Andray Blatche, Washington’s second leading scorer coming into the game (16.3 per game), led the team in scoring tonight with 23.

  • Coming into tonight’s contest, the Wizards ranked 23rd in the league in field goal percent (44.2) and 22nd in scoring (96.9). Washington shot 50 percent in the first half, but the Bucks locked down in the second half, holding Washington to 37.1 percent in the second half and 44.3 percent overall.

  • The Bucks were ranked last in the league in field goal percentage (41.9 percent per game) coming into the game. After shooting 27.8 in the first quarter and 41.7 percent in the first half, Milwaukee sharpened their aim to shoot 47.9 cumulatively. The Bucks are now 7-3 when shooting between 45 and 49.9 percent from the field.

  • During a period spanning from 2:47 remaining in the third until 4:35 left in fourth, Young was the only Wizard to score, making four field goals during the span.

ERS ON THE SIDE OF 16+ – When Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova tallies 16 or more points on the season, the team has gone 6-1 . Included in those six wins are victories at the Lakers (21-7 record at the time), at Atlanta (6-2) and against Dallas (24-7). The Turkish forward has seven double-doubles on the season, second on the team, and the club has gone 5-2 when he double-dips.

MY NAME IS EARL – Earl Boykins provided scoring for the Bucks in nine games from December 21 through January 12. In those games he averaged 15.7 points (second on the team) while connecting on 46.8 percent of his field goals (52-111) and 36.0 percent from 3-point range (9-25). Boykins was third in free throws made (28-30, 93.3 percent) and also added 2.8 assists and 2.0 rebounds. Boykins has shifted gears the last two games, averaging a team-best 8.5 assists while also contributing 6.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals. In those two tilts Boykins hasn’t committed a turnover against his 17 assists. Boykins 11 assists on January 14 at Philadelphia were the first time he topped 10 assists since January 12, 2007 – his first stint with the Bucks and the game was also against Philadelphia.

DREW’S DOUBLE-DIP – Andrew Bogut notched his team-leading 15th double-double of the season Monday with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Aussie big-man is tied for 20th in the NBA in double-doubles and just two players (Rajon Rondo 16 double-doubles in 29 games and Carlos Boozer 16 in 25) have more double-doubles in fewer than Bogut’s 31 contests. Bogut is the only player in the NBA currently averaging at least 13.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks.

MAGGETTE AT THE LINE – Corey Maggette leads the Bucks in made free throws this season with 144. His 4.4 made free throws per game ranks 25th in the NBA. Of those players averaging 4.4 FTs per game, Maggette averages the fewest minutes with 20.2. All others average over 30 minutes per game. Maggette stands in 52nd place in all-time free throws made in the NBA with 4,264 and needs 29 to top Jack Sikma (4,292) for 50th place.

THE DISH – In the 13 games without Brandon Jennings this season, Keyon Dooling (5.2) and Earl Boykins (3.8) are combining to average 9.0 assists per game. In the first 25 games of the season, the two combined to average 3.7 assists. With Jennings, the Bucks were averaging 18.0 assists and 13.8 turnovers; without him, 17.7 and 13.5. In the past 13 games, Dooling has a 3.58:1 assist to turnover ratio.

  • Over the last five games John Salmons has hit 60.0 percent of his 3-pointers (9-15) to rank third in the league over that time. In the last four tilts Salmons has seven makes against just one miss from three.

  • The Bucks are 4-0 when Earl Boykins tallies 17 or more points. In those games he leads the club with 21.0 points on 57.9 percent shooting (33-57), 43.8 percent from three (7-16) and 91.7 from the line (11-12).

  • Keyon Dooling has connected on at least one 3-pointer in his last five games and 11 of his last 12. Over that stretch he’s second on the team with 14 makes from long distance.

  • In three games since returning from plantar fasciitis in his left foot, Drew Gooden has averaged 11.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 53.6 percent from the field (15-28).

  • A few milestones are on the horizon for the Bucks: Drew Gooden is (448) two steals away from 450 and (398) two blocks from 400. Earl Boykins passed the 2,000 assist mark for his career on Monday in Houston.
Dooling
Salmons
Maggette
Ilyasova
Bogut
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
Wall
Young
Blatche
Lewis
McGee
*Projected Starters by Bucks.com


Player Injury
Status
Brandon Jennings Sore left ankle
Out
Carlos Delfino Concussion-like symptoms
Out
Michael Redd Left ACL/MCL
Out
Player Injury
Status
Josh Howard Sore left knee
Out