Milwaukee Bucks: 30 Most Significant Moments In Franchise History

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27. Ray Allen Three-Point Champion

Words by Ti Windisch

Although maybe not one of the more meaningful moments in terms of on the court success for the Milwaukee Bucks, Ray Allen winning the Three-Point Contest in 2001 was big for Milwaukee. The Bucks historically are rarely involved in contests like that, and seeing Allen win it all in dramatic fashion was great for the fans back home.

Allen was down to legendary sharpshooter Peja Stojakovic going into the final round, and really until the last two sections it was unclear if Ray-Ray would be able to win. That is, until he nailed ten straight between the last three stations and came away victorious.

In the interview afterward, Allen identified the Philadelphia 76ers as the Bucks rival that season and told Craig Sager that the Bucks were committed to winning the Eastern Conference. Unfortunately those same 76ers would down Allen’s Bucks later in the Eastern Conference Finals, but Milwaukee’s Big Three sure gave Allen Iverson’s 76ers a fight.

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