1987–88 Milwaukee Bucks season

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1987–88 Milwaukee Bucks season
Head coach Del Harris
Owner(s) Herb Kohl
Arena MECCA Arena
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 4th (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 2-3)

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

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.

Draft picks[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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. opponents[edit]

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 log[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(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 statistics[edit]

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

Season[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

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 records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

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

Free agents[edit]

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

References[edit]

See also[edit]