Milwaukee Bucks: 30 Most Significant Moments In Franchise History

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10. 2001 Eastern Conference Finals

It doesn’t always happen that the two best regular season teams get to go toe-to-toe for a place representing their conference in the NBA Finals, but that’s exactly what happened when the second seeded Milwaukee Bucks squared off with the top seeded Philadelphia 76ers in 2001.

The two heavyweights played out an epic seven game series that was like a rollercoaster with all the to-ing and fro-ing. Milwaukee stole home court advantage away by taking a 2-1 lead in the series, but driven by the outstanding play of Allen Iverson, the Sixers found another gear to finish with.

After a series that comprised of mainly close games, home court in Game 7 became a true advantage for Philadelphia, and a hurdle too many for the Bucks to overcome. In spite of getting closed out with a 17 point loss, the Bucks had had a great season, and the fans had briefly got another taste of the glory days of decades past.

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