GAMEDAY: Milwaukee vs Atlanta - 01/26/11

Bucks vs Hawks
Lead Changes: 12
Times Tied: 9

Box Score and Recap

Attendance: 13,274
Duration: 2 hours, 13 minutes


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Head Coach Scott Skiles

On Garrett Temple ...
"He was good. He played hard. He was obviously hungry out there and he made some big plays. He's one of those pick-up things instantly kind of guys. He was very good yesterday (in practice), yesterday we were able to throw quite a bit at him and he picked it all up."

On the fourth quarter ...
"We were going to need a high 20's, mid 30's quarter, and we held them down, we did both. Our defense was very good, ball movement was good again, but the main thing is, one of the things we've had trouble with that was very good tonight was we made timely plays."

On the Bucks' shooting...
"The guys do a nice job of spacing the floor out and being where they're supposed to be for the most part. It's been discouraging for them to swing the ball around and they're not able to knock them down. I'm happy for them that they were able to do that tonight and especially do it when it really mattered."

Center Andrew Bogut

On Garrett Temple...
"He came in and hit some big shots for us in the fourth. He was just a solid player for us, he played his role and did and good job."

On tonight's game ...
"It's a good win for us. We wanted to try to establish something tonight and some teams we think we can beat the next couple nights. Things just started rolling for us in the fourth quarter tonight, hopefully we can keep it up."

Guard Garrett Temple

On his first game ...
"It felt good to be on an NBA court again. I'm very thrilled the Bucks gave me this chance, this 10-day contract. I just wanted to go out and help my team win."

On learning the offense ...
"I practiced at the point so I didn't know a lot of knowledge at the two (shooting guard) spot. They walked me through it, Earl (Boykins) and Keyon (Dooling), and the coaching staff put me through it and they put me in simple situations so it was easy."

  • Corey Maggette scored 10 of the Bucks' first 14 points and went on to lead all players with 22 points after tallying 16 points in the last two games combined.

  • Atlanta led at the half, 47-44, behind Josh Smith's 10 points while Corey Maggette paced the Bucks with 14 points.
  • The Bucks' win snaps the Hawks' six-game road winning streak.
  • Milwaukee now has kept opponents under 100 points for 34 out of their 43 games, which ties them for first in the NBA with Chicago and New Orleans.
  • The Bucks seven turnovers tonight marks a new season-low (previous was 8 at Cleveland on Nov. 24).
  • Keyon Dooling had five assists and zero turnovers in tonight's win. Coming into tonight he had a 3.20:1 assist to turnover ratio, good for sixth in the NBA.
  • Carlos Delfino scored all 15 of his points on three-pointers, shooting 5-9 from three-point land.
  • Earl Boykins scored 20 points on 7-11 shooting. The previous two home games he had scored 23 points against Memphis and 19 points against Washington.
  • Garrett Temple made his Bucks debut tonight, making him the 321st player in the franchise's history. He finished the game with eight points, three rebounds and three assists.
  • John Salmons missed his fifth straight game with a right hip strain.
  • Jamal Crawford scored 20 points tonight, the 13th time this season he has reached the 20-point plateau.
  • Milwaukee shot 38 percent (24-63) after three quarters while Atlanta shot 49 percent (28-57). The Bucks ended up shooting 43.2 percent (35-81) to Atlanta's 41.8 pecent (33-79).
  • With the victory, the Bucks improve to 4-16 when trailing at the end of the third quarter.
  • The Bucks used a 22-3 run in the fourth quarter to permanently take the lead. Milwaukee outscored Atlanta 34-15 in the fourth quarter.
  • Al Horford recorded his 22nd double-double of the season tonight by putting forth a 17 point, ten rebound effort while Josh Smith tallied his 21st double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
  • The Bucks made nine three-pointers tonight, the most since a Dec. 13 win at Dallas when they also made nine from behind the arc.
  • Mike Bibby failed to make a three-pointer tonight for just the sixth time this season.

KEY POINTS - Keyon Dooling's 23 points against Washington on January 19 were two off his career-high. He
followed that game with a career-best 11 assists on January 21 at Cleveland and then produced another doubledouble
with 13 points and 10 assists at Chicago on January 24. Over his last six contests he's second on the team
with 13.2 points (shooting 48.3 percent from three, 14-29) and is contributing 6.0 assists to go along with a 4.00:1
assist-to-turnover ratio. He has hit at least one 3-pointer in his last nine games and 15 of his last 16 tilts.

MISERLY IN MILWAUKEE - The Bucks defense has been stingy this year, keeping 33 of 42 foes under 100 points
(78.6 percent), which ties them for third, just behind Chicago and Cleveland (34). Over the last 16 games the club
has allowed 100+ points just twice (once was in overtime) and they're allowing 91.3 points on 43.7 percent
shooting (547-1,251). They've also held foes to 32.5 percent shooting from 3-point land (76-234).

EVERYBODY LOVES CHRIS - Chris Douglas-Roberts matched his season-high with 30 points at Chicago on
Monday night. It was one point off his career high of 31 set last season. Douglas-Roberts tallied his 30 in 44
minutes. When the third year pro receives 30 or minutes in a game this season, he's putting up a team-best 20.3
points on 53.1 shooting (52-98) including 50.0 percent from 3-point range (8-16) and 83.3 percent from the line
on a team-high 36 free throw attempts (30 makes). In those seven games he's also contributing 2.9 rebounds, 1.9
assists and 1.1 steals.

WALK THE LINE - Corey Maggette leads the Bucks in made free throws this season with 163. His 4.5 made free throws per game ties him for 25th in the
NBA. Of those players averaging 4.4 free throws per game, Maggette averages the fewest minutes with 21.4. All others average over 30 minutes per game.
Maggette has 4,283 makes from the free throw line in his career (51st in NBA history) and needs 10 to pass Jack Sikma (4,292) for 50th place.

THE BOOK ON BOGUT - Andrew Bogut leads the league in blocks at 2.7 per game. He's also in a stretch where he has blocked at least one shot in 15
consecutive games, the ninth-longest of that kind in the league this year and his second of 10+ games in 2010-11 (he had 13 from Nov 9-Dec 18). The
Aussie is at 546 blocks for his career, closing in on 550 and also third place in franchise history, which currently belongs to Ervin Johnson (586).

LEAPING LARRY - When Bucks rookie Larry Sanders receives 20-plus minutes, he has averaged 9.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 27 minutes
through those 10 tilts (five starts). In the blocks per 48 minutes category, Sanders is second for players who have appeared in at least 20 tilts with 4.5.
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 41 total blocks
(in 30 games) ranks third among first and second-year players behind just Serge Ibaka (92 blocks in 44 games) and Taj Gibson (70 blocks in 43 games).

  • The Bucks signed Garrett Temple to a 10-day contract Tuesday. Temple, 24, has NBA experience with San
    Antonio, Houston and Sacramento and has averaged 4.6 points and 1.1 rebounds in 11.8 minutes in 30
    career NBA contests (four starts). He has been with Erie and Rio Grande Valley of the NBA's Development
    League this season.

  • The Bucks are 0-1 in a stretch where five of seven tilts are on the road. Following this stretch, the team will
    have just two road games remaining against the Western Conference, but both in the central time zone - at
    Memphis on February 11 and at Oklahoma City on April 13 as the regular season finale.

  • In the 17 games that Brandon Jennings has missed Earl Boykins and Keyon Dooling have combined to
    average 23.6 points, 9.1 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals. They've connected on 36.7 percent of their 3-
    pointers (40-109) and posted a 2.92:1 assist-to-turnover ratio (152:52).

  • Keyon Dooling has posted a 3.20:1 assist-to-turnover ratio, which is 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).

  • Andrew Bogut is averaging a career-best 11.6 rebounds this season and is fifth in the league with five games
    of 18 or more rebounds. Over his last eight games he's averaged 13.1 boards.
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Player Injury
Drew Gooden Plantars Faciitis
John Salmons Right hip strain
Brandon Jennings Sore left ankle
Michael Redd Left ACL/MCL
Player Injury
Al Horford Sprained right ankle
Marvin Williams Back contusion

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