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• What do Bucks guard Charlie Bell and Magic Johnson have in common? Each recorded a triple-double in his fourth career start in the NBA -- Johnson on Oct. 28, 1979 and Bell on Tuesday night, in Milwaukee's win against Phoenix. In the 27-season span between Magic and Bell, only three other NBA players had a triple-double in any of their first four career starts: Detroit's Edgar Jones in 1981 (in his third start), Chicago's Scottie Pippen in 1989 (in his fourth start) and Cleveland's Andre Miller in 2000 (in his second start). Jones' triple-double in 1981 was unusual in that it was done with 10 blocked shots (along with 25 points and 13 rebounds).
Bell was born in March 1979 -- the same month that Magic led Michigan State to the NCAA championship in Salt Lake City.
• The Bucks made 10 consecutive three-point field goal attempts Tuesday night, the longest streak for any NBA team in more than four years -- since San Antonio made 11 straight Feb. 21, 2002 against Sacramento.