Milwaukee Bucks: 20 Greatest Individual Performances In Franchise History

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13. Brian Winters – @ San Antonio Spurs, March 6, 1982

It’s easy to marvel at some of the high scoring games that are played out on a nightly basis in the Western Conference in the modern day, but high scoring games throughout the 70s and 80s could take that to a completely different level.

This 1982 epic between Milwaukee and San Antonio is a great example of that, a game which holds its place in history due to the incredible volume of scoring.

The game needed three overtime periods to eventually find a winner, which was unfortunately the Spurs, but it would finish as the second highest scoring game in the history of the NBA. The Spurs were paced by 50 points from “The Iceman” George Gervin, while it was smooth shooting Brian Winters who led the way for the Bucks.

Winters was never necessarily known as a volume scorer, but was an incredibly high IQ player who arrived in Milwaukee as part of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar trade and often went underrated.

Winters played a total of 40 minutes and stuffed the stat sheet. Shooting 19-15 from the field, Winters scored 42 points to go with six assists, five rebounds and three steals. The complete all-round performance in one of the most entertaining games the NBA has ever seen.

Next: 12. Sidney Moncrief