1988–89 Milwaukee Bucks season

The 1988–89 NBA season was the Bucks' 21st season in the NBA.[1] After finishing the regular season with 49 wins and 33 losses, the Bucks defeated the Atlanta Hawks in the opening round of the 1989 NBA Playoffs. It marked the last time the Bucks would advance to the second round until 2000–01. In the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Bucks were swept by the eventual champions Detroit Pistons.

1988–89 Milwaukee Bucks season
Head coachDel Harris
OwnersHerb Kohl
ArenaBradley Center
Results
Record49–33 (.598)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Conference Semifinals
(Lost to Pistons 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWCGV-TV
(Jim Paschke, Jon McGlocklin)
RadioWTMJ
< 1987–88 1989–90 >

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 13 Jeff Grayer SF/SG   United States Iowa State
2 39 Tito Horford C   Dominican Republic Miami (FL)
3 63 Mike Jones   United States Auburn

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
SF 35   Brown, Tony 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Arkansas
PF 34   Cummings, Terry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) DePaul
F 23   Davis, Mark 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Old Dominion
SG 20   Grayer, Jeff 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Iowa State
PG 11   Green, Rickey 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Michigan
C 50   Horford, Tito 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Miami (FL)
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
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
PF 31   Roberts, Fred 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 218 lb (99 kg) BYU
C 43   Sikma, Jack 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Illinois Wesleyan
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 63 19 .768 37–4 26–15 20–10
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 6 37–4 20–21 19–11
x-Atlanta Hawks 52 30 .634 11 33–8 19–22 20–10
x-Milwaukee Bucks 49 33 .598 14 31–10 18–23 11–19
x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 16 30–11 17–24 12–18
Indiana Pacers 28 54 .341 35 20–21 8–33 8–22
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Detroit Pistons 63 19 .768
2 y-New York Knicks 52 30 .634 11
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 6
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 52 30 .634 11
5 x-Milwaukee Bucks 49 33 .598 14
6 x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 16
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 46 36 .561 17
8 x-Boston Celtics 42 40 .512 21
9 Washington Bullets 40 42 .488 23
10 Indiana Pacers 28 54 .341 35
11 New Jersey Nets 26 56 .317 37
12 Charlotte Hornets 20 62 .244 43
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1988-89 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 4–1 4–2 4–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 6–0 4–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Boston 1–3 6–0 1–3 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 5–1 3–3 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–4
Charlotte 1–4 0–6 1–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–4 2–4 3–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–5
Chicago 2–4 3–1 4–1 0–6 2–0 1–1 0–6 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 6–0 2–2 3–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–1
Cleveland 2–4 4–1 4–0 6–0 2–0 2–0 3–3 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–3 4–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2
Dallas 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 3–3 0–2 1–3 1–5 1–1 3–1 0–4 6–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 5–1 2–2 4–2 1–1
Denver 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–3 1–1 3–1 4–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 5–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–3 2–2 3–3 1–1
Detroit 5–1 3–1 4–0 6–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–4 4–0 0–4 5–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–0
Golden State 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 5–1 2–3 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–4 2–4 2–3 3–1 2–4 2–2 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–4 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 6–0 2–2 2–4 0–2
Indiana 1–5 3–2 2–2 2–4 1–5 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–3 0–5 0–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–5 2–2 1–1 1–5 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–5 2–3 3–1 1–4 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 3–2 3–1 2–0 5–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–3 5–0 5–1 3–1 4–2 1–3 1–1
Miami 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–6 1–5 0–2 0–4 2–4 1–1 3–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–4 0–4 1–5 0–2
Milwaukee 0–6 2–2 4–0 0–6 3–3 2–0 2–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
New Jersey 1–4 1–5 4–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 2–4 1–5 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–5
New York 2–2 3–3 4–2 2–3 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–2 2–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1
Philadelphia 2–2 3–3 3–3 3–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–5 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 5–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 4–2 3–1 1–1 5–1 3–3 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–3 5–1 3–1 4–1 2–2 2–0
Portland 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–2 1–3 0–2 5–1 0–5 4–0 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–2 3–3 4–0 2–4 0–4 1–1
Sacramento 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 3–2 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–5 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–5 3–3 2–2 1–5 1–3 0–2
San Antonio 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 3–3 0–2 1–3 0–6 0–2 1–3 1–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–5 1–1
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 4–2 2–2 1–1 4–1 2–4 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 4–2 5–1 4–0 3–1 1–1
Utah 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 3–3 0–2 2–2 4–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 3–1 5–1 1–3 2–0
Washington 1–3 4–2 5–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–5 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–4 5–1 1–5 2–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2

Game logEdit

1988–89 game log
Total: 49–33 (Home: 2–2; Road: 0–0)
1988–89 schedule

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

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

  • Game 1 @ The Omni, Atlanta (April 27): Atlanta 100, Milwaukee 92
  • Game 2 @ The Omni, Atlanta (April 29): Milwaukee 108, Atlanta 98
  • Game 3 @ Bradley Center, Milwaukee (May 2): Milwaukee 117, Atlanta 113
  • Game 4 @ Bradley Center, Milwaukee (May 5): Atlanta 113, Milwaukee 106
  • Game 5 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 7): Milwaukee 96, Atlanta 92

Last Playoff Meeting: 1988 Eastern Conference First Round (Atlanta won 3-2)

East Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (5) Milwaukee Bucks: Pistons win series 4–0

Last Playoff Meeting: 1976 Western Conference First Round (Detroit won 2-1)

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
Randy Breuer
Tony Brown
Terry Cummings
Mark Davis
Mike Dunleavy
Jeff Grayer 18.2 7.4
Rickey Green
Tito Horford
Jay Humphries
Larry Krystkowiak
Paul Mokeski
Sidney Moncrief
Ricky Pierce
Paul Pressey 12.1
Fred Roberts
Jack Sikma
Andre Turner

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Randy Breuer
Tony Brown
Terry Cummings
Rickey Green
Jay Humphries
Larry Krystkowiak
Paul Mokeski
Sidney Moncrief
Ricky Pierce
Fred Roberts
Jack Sikma

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 23, 1988
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Miami Heat----
October 4, 1988
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Seattle SuperSonics----

Free AgentsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Rickey Green March 1, 1989 Charlotte Hornets
Subtractions
Player Date signed New team
John Stroeder Expansion Draft June 23, 1988 Miami Heat

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit