Milwaukee Bucks: 20 Greatest Individual Performances In Franchise History

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7. Paul Pressey – vs. Los Angeles Lakers, December 10, 1986

Pressey was one of the original point forwards in both Milwaukee, and the NBA as a whole. Not many players could influence a game quite as greatly, yet somehow Pressey often managed to remain in the background staying widely unheralded.

This game early in the 1986 season showed exactly how influential and talented the playmaking forward was though.

The Los Angeles Lakers came to visit Milwaukee after a solid 10-3 start to the season, equipped with Magic Johnson, James Worthy and an aging Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Little did the Lakers know, but the reality was they had just come to town for the Paul Pressey show.

Pressey posted an emphatic triple-double of 27 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, seizing complete control of the game. It didn’t end at that either, as Pressey, always a skilled defender, also added five steals into the mix for good measure too.

Even with all of their skill, there was never much that the Lakers were going to be able to do about that sort of performance.

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