40th Anniversary of Milwaukee Bucks NBA Title Coming Up

This Saturday marks 40th Anniversary of the 1971 Championship, won by the Milwaukee Bucks.  Yes, the Bucks have won a title and April 30th was that banner day in Bucks history. The franchise won its first and only NBA title, defeating Baltimore 118-106 in Game 4 of the ’71 NBA Finals. The Bucks swept the Baltimore Bullets, winning Game 1 98-88, Game 2 102-83 and Game 3 107-99 before capturing the title after Game 4 in Baltimore.

The Bucks went 12-2 in that postseason, losing once each in the first (vs. San Francisco Warriors) and second (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) rounds. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the Bucks with 26.6 points and 17.0 rebounds en route to his 1971 Finals MVP award. [Read more…]