Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Bucks Last Win in Phoenix

Following up on Two Names' excellent Bucks post, it was concluded that the Bucks have not won in Phoenix since February 21, 1987 at the old Veterans Memorial Coliseum, a 15,000-seat facility also known as "The Madhouse on McDowell" according to Wikipedia (is that anything like "The Fortress on Fourth"?). Thanks to the magic of the internet, Basketball-Reference.com has the box score from this landmark game.

Lets look at some of the highlights:
  • The Bucks starting 5 consisted of John Lucas, TC, Sikma, Paul Pressey, and our boy Sid.
  • By '87, I am pretty sure Moncrief was at the tail end of his career. He only had 6 points in 24 minutes. It's too bad injuries held Sid back.
  • John Lucas dropping 24 points, 10 assists and 6 boards. Nice.
  • Sikma coming through with 12 boards and 7 on the offensive end. That helped offset his 4 turnovers and 4-14 performance from the field.
  • Ricky Pierce doing what he did best. Coming off the bench to score 22 points. Ricky would win the 6th man of the year award for the 86-87 season. (Bonus Ricky Pierce fact: He played 39 games with the Bucks in the 97-98 season. Really?)
  • Craig Hodges was only 1 of 3 from 3-point land, but 3 of 4 from inside the arc. I didn't know he shot 2's.
  • A guy named Dudley Bradley played 14 minutes for the Bucks. This name does not even remotely ring a bell.
  • Randy Breuer doing what he does best. Playing 9 minutes, scoring 2 points, grabbing 1 board and getting 3 fouls. Great job Randy. That line sums up your career.
  • Phoenix had a bunch of JAGs on their roster, including future Bucks Jay Humphries (who was decent) and Ed Pickney (who wasn't decent).


rex jaybels said...

Loving the Sikma spike!

Goldy said...

I think that is some sort of Sikma/McIlvaine mutant.

Tim said...

I grew up in Central Illinois. Sikma is like a God down there. At least he is if you talk to a basketball fan instead of someone who would rather spend their time screwing pigs.