The Milwaukee Bucks will be confident of creating lasting memories for their fans in the 2019 NBA playoffs, but what are the greatest playoff moments in franchise history to date?
As playoff action is set to get underway in the NBA for another year, it’s been a long, long time since the Milwaukee Bucks have had such cause for excitement and optimism.
The Bucks will enter the postseason with the NBA’s best record, and therefore have home court advantage secured through to the Finals, should they advance that far.
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Milwaukee has a rich and incredibly varied postseason history that has amounted to more misery than celebration in recent decades. Even in those more underwhelming periods in the franchise’s history, there have been series, games, plays and moments worth remembering.
The intensity of the playoffs adds a new layer to the action on the court, but also helps to crystallize important moments in the memory.
In other words, even on mediocre eighth-seeded teams (and the Bucks have had plenty of them), there’s always a chance of producing a moment that leads to a kind of immortality.
It could be a spectacular performance, play or moment in its own right, but it could also be further bolstered with the symbolism added by the team’s progression over time.
So with all of that considered, before the Bucks move on to creating new memories to be treasured by fans for years to come, let’s take a moment to reflect on 15 of Milwaukee’s greatest playoff moments to date.