THE BOGUT BAROMETER - In Andrew Bogut's last 25 games played (dating back to last season), a Bucks foe has
topped 100 points in regulation just twice (L.A. Lakers 118 on 11/16/10, @ Portland 106 on 12/20/10 - Boston
scored 105 in overtime on 11/3/10). In those 25 games Bucks opponents are averaging 91.3 points (2,283) on
44.0 percent shooting (844-1,918). This season the Bucks are 3-1 when Bogut scores 20+ points, 3-1 when he
grabs 17 or more rebounds and 3-2 when he blocks five or more shots.
SWEET SALMONS - With his 18-point performance last night against the Hawks, John Salmons has scored in
double digits in the past five games and in nine of the past 11. Over the five most recent games, he leads the
Bucks in scoring with 18.2 points and has shot 66.7 percent (10-15) from 3-point range while pulling down 2.8
rebounds and dishing out 3.4 assists.
BIG MAN'S BIG GAMES - Andrew Bogut has recorded a double-double in seven of the last 11 games and is
second on the team in points (17.0 per game) over that stretch. In those 11 games, he is averaging team-highs in
rebounds (11.9) and blocks (2.9) and is contributing 1.9 assists and 1.0 steals while knocking down 53.6 percent
of his shots (81-151). Bogut is one of just two players in the NBA (along with Dwight Howard) to average at least
14.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game this season.
NEARING NUMBERS - A few milestones are on the horizon for the Bucks: Chris Douglas-Roberts (991) is nine points from 1,000; Drew Gooden is (447)
three steals away from 450 and (395) five blocks away from 400; Ersan Ilyasova (1,481) is 19 points from 1,500; Scott Skiles (92) is eight wins away from
his 100th victory with the Bucks.
DAUNTING DECEMBER - Entering December, 11 of the Bucks 13 foes had a winning record. Earlier this month, the Bucks went 2-2 in a four-game stretch
against teams with a combined 48-27 record. Milwaukee just went 2-4 in a six-game stretch against teams (at Dallas, at San Antonio, vs. Utah, at Portland,
at L.A. Lakers and vs. Atlanta) that combined for a 122-52 record (.701). The Bucks close out December against the Bulls who have a 19-10 record.
- Last night, the Bucks dropped a 95-80 decision to the Atlanta Hawks at the Bradley Center.
- Tonight's game closes out the eighth set of back-to-back games for the Bucks this year. So far, the Bucks are
4-3 in the second half of B2Bs.
- The Bucks rank fourth in the league in opponent points-in-the-paint, allowing 39.0 per game. Over the past
two games, the Bucks have allowed just 28.0 paint points while scoring 42.0 points themselves.
- Over his last 11 games, Bucks guard Keyon Dooling has handed out 43 assists against four turnovers. That's
a 10.75:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. On the season, the Missouri alum has posted a 3.41:1 assist to turnover
ratio (75:22). Last night against the Hawks, Dooling came one assist short of a double-double as he scored 15
points and handed out nine assists.
- Earl Boykins has scored in double digits in each of the past three games, averaging 18.0 points on 52.5
percent (21-40) from the field and 55.6 percent (5-9) from 3-point land over the span.
- The Bucks have held 10 of their last 11 opponents under 100 points and have gone 6-5 in that span. Nine of
those 11 foes were held under their season average going into the game. Orlando scored 85 and averaged
99.3, Miami 88 and 100.7, Indiana 95 and 100.7, Houston 91 and 105.3, San Antonio 92 and 106.4, Utah
95 and 100.2, L.A. Lakers 79 and 106.4, Sacramento 79 and 94.9 and Atlanta 95 and 96.5.