Milwaukee Bucks: 30 Most Significant Moments In Franchise History

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23. Bucks Beat Jordan And Bulls In Playoffs

Words by Ti Windisch

The year was 1985. The Milwaukee Bucks, led by Sidney Moncrief, beat a team led by a rookie in the first round. That wouldn’t be that memorable of a moment in itself among the rest of the momentous things those Bucks accomplished, but that rookie happened to be Michael Jordan.

Jordan had himself a series, averaging 29 points, 8.5 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 steals and one block per game. It just wasn’t enough to contend with a veteran Bucks team, led in scoring by Terry Cummings, who also averaged 29 points per game in that series.

Jordan’s Bulls would get their revenge on Milwaukee, beating them in four games in the first round in 1990. Since then the two teams have only met one more time in the postseason–2015, when Chicago won in six games.

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