1987–88 Milwaukee Bucks season

The 1987-88 NBA season was the Bucks' 20th season in the NBA.[1] The Bucks finished fourth in the Central Division with a 42–40 record. In the first round of the playoffs, they lost in five games to the Atlanta Hawks. This was also their final season playing at MECCA Arena.

1987–88 Milwaukee Bucks season
Head coachDel Harris
OwnersHerb Kohl
ArenaMECCA Arena
Results
Record42–40 (.512)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast First Round
(Lost to Hawks 2–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1986–87 1988–89 >

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 32 Bob McCann PF   United States Morehead State
2 40 Winston Garland PG   United States Missouri State
3 64 J. J. Weber   United States Wisconsin
4 87 Darryl Bedford   United States Austin Peay State
5 110 Brian Vaughns   United States UC Santa Barbara
6 133 Gay Elmore SF   United States Virginia Military Institute

RosterEdit

Roster listing
Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 45   Breuer, Randy 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Minnesota
PF 34   Cummings, Terry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) DePaul
PG 24   Humphries, Jay 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Colorado
PF 42   Krystkowiak, Larry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Montana
G 10   Lucas, John 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Maryland
C 44   Mokeski, Paul 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Kansas
SG 4   Moncrief, Sidney 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Arkansas
SG 22   Pierce, Ricky 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Rice
SG 25   Pressey, Paul 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Tulsa
SF 35   Reynolds, Jerry 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) LSU
C 43   Sikma, Jack 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Illinois Wesleyan
PF 54   Stroeder, John 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Montana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 34–7 20–21 20–10
x-Chicago Bulls 50 32 .610 4 30–11 20–21 16–13
x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 4 30-11 20-21 16–13
x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 12 30–11 12–29 13–17
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 12 31–10 11–30 11–19
Indiana Pacers 38 44 .463 16 25–16 13–28 13–17
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Boston Celtics 57 25 .695
2 y-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 3
3 x-Chicago Bulls 50 32 .610 7
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 7
5 x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 15
6 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 15
7 x-Washington Bullets 38 44 .463 19
8 x-New York Knicks 38 44 .463 19
9 Indiana Pacers 38 44 .463 19
10 Philadelphia 76ers 36 46 .439 21
11 New Jersey Nets 19 63 .232 38
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1987-88 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–4 2–3 5–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 4–2 2–0 0–2 3–3 5–0 3–3 6–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–3
Boston 4–2 3–3 2–3 2–0 0–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 5–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 5–1 5–1 4–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 5–1
Chicago 3–2 3–3 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–4 2–0 2–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 5–1 5–1 3–2 4–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–3
Cleveland 1–5 3–2 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–5 0–2 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 5–1 2–4 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 6–0
Dallas 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 4–1 4–2 2–0 5–0 1–4 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–0 3–2 5–1 5–1 3–2 3–3 1–1
Denver 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 4–1 4–2 1–1 5–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–3 4–2 5–1 4–1 2–4 2–0
Detroit 4–2 3–3 4–2 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–2 4–2 5–1 4–2 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2
Golden State 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–4 1–4 0–2 0–5 0–2 3–3 0–6 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–5 2–3 3–2 1–5 1–4 0–2
Houston 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–4 2–4 1–1 5–0 2–0 3–2 1–4 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 4–1 4–2 2–4 3–2 3–3 2–0
Indiana 2–4 0–5 3–3 2–4 0–2 1–1 3–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 6–0 2–3 2–4 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–5 0–5 1–1 3–3 2–3 1–1 1–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–4 0–6 3–2 0–5 1–5 1–4 0–2
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–3 2–0 6–0 4–1 1–1 5–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–1 3–3 4–1 5–0 4–2 4–1 1–1
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 1–5 4–2 0–2 1–1 2–4 2–0 0–2 3–3 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–3 2–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
New Jersey 0–5 1–5 1–5 1–5 1–1 0–2 1–5 0–2 1–1 0–6 2–0 0–2 2–3 3–3 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–6
New York 3–3 1–5 2–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 3–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–3
Philadelphia 0–6 2–4 2–4 2–3 1–1 0–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 0–2 4–2 4–2 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–3
Phoenix 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–5 2–3 0–2 4–2 1–4 0–2 4–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–6 3–2 2–3 2–4 2–3 0–2
Portland 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 1–1 5–1 1–4 2–0 6–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 6–0 4–1 5–0 3–3 1–4 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 2–4 0–2 3–2 2–4 0–2 2–3 1–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–4 3–3 1–4 1–5 0–2
San Antonio 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–5 1–1 2–3 4–2 0–2 5–0 0–5 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–5 3–3 3–2 3–3 0–2
Seattle 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–4 1–1 5–1 2–3 1–1 5–1 2–4 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 3–3 4–1 2–3 1–4 2–0
Utah 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–3 4–2 0–2 4–1 3–3 1–1 4–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–2 4–1 5–1 3–3 4–1 2–0
Washington 3–3 1–5 3–3 0–6 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–0 0–2 4–2 2–0 1–1 1–4 6–0 3–3 3–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2

Game logEdit

1987–88 game log
Total: 42–40 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–1)
1987–88 schedule

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(4) Atlanta Hawks vs. (5) Milwaukee Bucks: Hawks win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ The Omni, Atlanta (April 29): Atlanta 110, Milwaukee 107
  • Game 2 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 1): Atlanta 104, Milwaukee 97
  • Game 3 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (May 4): Milwaukee 123, Atlanta 115
  • Game 4 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (May 6): Milwaukee 105, Atlanta 99
  • Game 5 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 8): Atlanta 121, Milwaukee 111

Last Playoff Meeting: 1984 Eastern Conference First Round (Milwaukee won 3-2)

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Dudley Bradley 2 0 0.0
Randy Breuer 81 73 12.0
Terry Cummings 76 76 21.3
Charles Davis 5 0 2.4
Conner Henry 14 2 2.3
Craig Hodges 43 0 9.2
Dave Hoppen 3 0 3.7
Jay Humphries 18 0 3.7
Larry Krystkowiak 50 7 2.7
John Lucas 81 22 9.2
Pace Mannion 35 1 3.5
Paul Mokeski 60 0 4.2
Sidney Moncrief 56 51 10.8
Andre Moore 3 0 1.3
Ricky Pierce 37 0 16.4
Paul Pressey 75 75 13.1
Jerry Reynolds 62 21 8.0
Jack Sikma 82 82 16.5
John Stroeder 41 0 1.9
Rickie Winslow 7 0 1.0

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Randy Breuer 4 0 4.8
Terry Cummings 5 5 25.8
Jay Humphries 2 0 0.0
Larry Krystkowiak 5 5 8.4
John Lucas 5 0 5.8
Paul Mokeski 4 0 3.5
Sidney Moncrief 5 5 15.0
Ricky Pierce 5 0 11.8
Paul Pressey 5 5 14.0
Jerry Reynolds 3 0 2.7
Jack Sikma 5 5 19.0
John Stroeder 1 0 3.0

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

November 18, 1987
[2]
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To San Antonio Spurs----
February 25, 1988
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Phoenix Suns----

Free agentsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Pace Mannion October 8, 1987 New Jersey Nets
John Stroeder October 8, 1987 Rapid City Thrillers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1987-88 Milwaukee Bucks
  2. ^ "The Milwaukee Sentinel - Bucks get Krystkowiak". Google News Archive Search.

See alsoEdit