LamarMatic’s Throwback: Bucks Greats from the 80s and 90s

LamarMatic January 15, 2012 1

A blog inspired by the lack of quality Ricky Pierce, Sidney Moncrief etc. clips on youtube.

The defensive expert Alvin Robertson plays an unusual game as he primarily contributes by scoring in this game. Robertson knocks down jumpshots with a great efficiency (14/18 FG), even though it isn’t his strong suit on offense. 33 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals (both were ticky-tacky ones, so oddly enough - no steals for me to include in this video) for Alvin. March 6, 1990.

By averaging 23 points off the bench for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1989-90 season Ricky Pierce received The Sixth Man of the Year award for the second time in his career. This is one of his best scoring outputs that season and it comes against Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan (among other Bulls who tried to stop Ricky). Pierce racks up 38 points with tough acrobatic off-balance shots, jumpshots and drives to the basket (which put Scottie in foul trouble). February 27, 1990.

The 1982-83 NBA Rookie of the Year scores 29 on the Bullets front court. Terry Cummings starts off with 16 points in the first quarter and holds his own in the paint. January 6, 1989.

Some more Ricky Pierce. Ricky has another good shooting night (10/15 FG) as he’s able to knock down his jumpshot and get to the basket (forced some fouls as well - 9/9 FT).

Two more forgotten Bucks greats from the 80s - Sidney Moncrief and Paul Pressey combine for 47 points and 13 assists against rookie Michael Jordan’s Bulls in the first round of the 1985 playoffs.

Bonus clips:

NBA record held by Brad Lohaus - whitest man ever to block Michael Jordan.

Greg “Cadillac” Anderson denies a dunk of a prime Michael Jordan.

I thought that we needed some Paul Mokeski footage up on youtube. Paul hits 6 of 6 free throws, bangs people around (god, I loved that elbow he gave Oldham), contests shots and certainly gives the Bucks team a boost from the bench. Those who know him get it. For those who don’t - a quote from The Sports Guy sums him up perfectly: “Poor Mokeski was extraordinarily unathletic and ran like he had two prosthetic legs; if that weren’t enough, he tried to bring back the curly-perm/wispy-mustache combo that should have died in the eraly eighties. Throw in male pattern baldness and a disapperaring chin and Mokeski looked like a Jersey cop who should have been standing in a donut line. So you can only imagine how bizarre it was that he had a semieffective game — physical defender, decent banger, relaible 18-footer, never did anything he couldn’t do — and averaged 20 minutes for a 59-win Bucks team in 1985.” 1985 Playoffs, Eastern Conference Round One.

Rookie Michael Jordan has to carry his Bulls team in the 1985 Eastern Conference Round One second game against the Bucks almost single-handedly (with some help from Orlando Woolridge). MJ faces a lot of traps, double teams, which allow him to distribute the ball and find open teammates. Jordan runs out of gas in the second half though as he only scores 9 points in the last 24 minutes of the game.

Terry Cummings goes the length of the floor and dunks on Caldwell Jones.


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  1. king1991 January 15, 2012 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Great post man!! I really enjoyed reading this, you are amazing… THANKS!

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