GOING WHERE NO DEER HAVE GONE BEFORE - The Bucks have allowed 91 points or less in each of the last five
games, tied for the longest non-lockout season streak of that nature in franchise history (also five last season,
March 3-12). Not including the lockout shortened season, Scott Skiles coached teams have the longest streaks of
games allowing 91 points or fewer and a total of four of the six streaks of four or more games. Holding the L.A.
Lakers, the highest scoring team in the NBA at 112.5 points per game, to 91 or fewer points would set a nonlockout
record. *In the lockout year the Bucks had a streak of six consecutive games allowing 91 or fewer points
and two streaks with four games of allowing 91 or fewer.*
DEFENSIVE DEER - The Bucks have allowed foes to score 100-plus points just once this season (in OT at Boston),
giving the team a 10-game stretch without giving up 100 points in regulation. That is the longest streak to start a
season in team history outside of the shortened 1998-99 season when Charlotte scored 113 in the first game (in
overtime) and not again until Indiana scored 109 in the 18th game of the year. New Orleans is the only team yet to
give up 100 points this season. Milwaukee is giving up 89.4 points each night, the lowest in the NBA.
10 + 5 + 5 = W - On Saturday Brandon Jennings had his third consecutive game with at least 10 points, five
assists and five rebounds (he finished with 19 points, six assists and a career-high 11 rebounds). In each of the
Bucks five wins, they've had a player reach those numbers - Brandon Jennings four times and John Salmons once.
Jennings is tied for fifth with those four games, LeBron James leads the league with six. When you advance the
numbers to 19, five and five, Jennings (four games) is tied with three other players for first (LeBron James, Russell
Westbrook and Deron Williams). Jennings' string of three straight 19/5/5 games is the longest active string in the
NBA. Last season Bucks players had 30 games of at least 10/5/5 with Jennings leading the way with 14.
IN RESERVE - The Bucks bench has been bountiful so far this season and has outscored its opponents' bench in seven of nine games. Over the last six
games, the Bucks have a 195-168 (32.5-28.0) advantage from the bench. Corey Maggette leads the Bucks bench with 12.9 points, which ranks second on
the team and ninth amongst NBA reserves, in 21.0 minutes per game (which is tied for 39th in minutes played for reserves in the league).
NEARING NUMBERS - A few personal milestones were reached in Saturday's game against the Warriors. Andrew Bogut (3,085) passed Vin Baker (3,079)
for 8th place in franchise history in rebounds. Bogut now needs three rebounds to pass Jack Sikma (3,087) for seventh. Bogut (471) is also four blocks from
passing Randy Breuer (474) for fifth in blocks and nine points (4,328) from passing Jay Humphries (4,336) for 20th in points. Carlos Delfino (249) is one
steal away from 250 for his career and (346) needs four threes to reach 350. Keyon Dooling is one steal away from 400. Drew Gooden (6,993) is seven
points away from 7,000. Corey Maggette (11,947) is 53 points away from 12,000 for his career. The Bucks franchise (1,795) is five wins from 1,800. That's
14th among active franchises, but their .525 winning percentage (1,795-1,6267) is eighth among active franchises.
- The Bucks defeated the Warriors Saturday while shooting 33.7 percent from the field. That's the lowest field
goal percentage for a winning team this year in the NBA and the lowest percentage a team has won with since
Portland defeated Washington while shooting 32.1 percent on 3/19/10. The Bucks lead the NBA with two
wins when shooting less than 40.0 percent - the rest of the league has five total wins shooting 40.0 or less.
- The Bucks 58 rebounds on Saturday were their most since snagging 61 at NY on February 22, 2010. Their
.522 rebound percentage on the season is fourth in the NBA.
- Brandon Jennings (15.7 pts, 6.3 ast and 5.0 rebs) is one of six players to average at least 15.0 points, 5.0
rebounds and 5.0 assists (Kobe Bryant, Tyreke Evans, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook).
- Tonight's contest is the fourth straight where the Bucks are facing a top-10 scoring team in the league (the
Lakers lead the league at 112.5 points). The Knicks averaged 103.7 points (9th in the league) on the day of
the game and the Bucks held them to 80 points. Atlanta averaged 104.0 points (10th) and the Bucks held
them to 91 and Golden State averaged 104.7 (7th) and the Bucks held them to 72. Those three squads were
held to an average of 19.8 points below their season average. See the stat box to the right for more.
- Over their last four contests Brandon Jennings (10-19, 52.6 percent) and John Salmons (8-15, 53.3 percent)
have combined to connect on 52.9 percent (18-34) of their 3-point attempts.