1985–86 Milwaukee Bucks season

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1985–86 Milwaukee Bucks season
Division Champions
Head coach Don Nelson
Owner(s) Herb Kohl
Arena MECCA Arena
Results
Record 57–25 (.695)
Place Division: 1st
Conference: 2nd
Playoff finish East Conference Finals
(Eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1985–86 Milwaukee Bucks season was the 18th season for the Bucks. Milwaukee posted a 57-25 record but lost to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1985 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 22 Jerry Reynolds SG/SF  United States Louisiana State
3 68 Eugene McDowell  United States Florida
4 91 Cozell McQueen F  United States North Carolina State
5 114 Ray Knight  United States Providence
6 137 Quentin Anderson  United States Texas Tech
7 160 Mario Elie SG/SF  United States American International

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
F 7 United States Fields, Kenny 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UCLA
SG 15 United States Hodges, Craig 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Long Beach State
C 53 United States Lister, Alton 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Arizona State
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
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-Milwaukee Bucks 57 25 .695 33–8 24–17 21–9
x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 7 34–7 16–25 21–9
x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 11 31–10 15–26 18–12
x-Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 27 22–19 8–33 10–20
Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 28 16–25 13–28 10–19
Indiana Pacers 26 56 .317 31 19–22 7–34 9–20
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 67 15 .817
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 57 25 .695 10
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 54 28 .659 13
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 17
5 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 21
6 x-Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 28
7 x-New Jersey Nets 39 43 .476 28
8 x-Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 37
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 38
10 Indiana Pacers 26 56 .317 41
11 New York Knicks 23 59 .280 44
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1985–86 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 0–6 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 4–2 5–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–4
Boston 6–0 5–1 5–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 5–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 4–2 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–1
Chicago 1–5 1–5 3–3 0–2 2–0 2–4 2–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–2 1–5 2–3 4–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4
Cleveland 2–4 1–5 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–5 0–2 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–5 3–3 4–1 0–6 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–5
Dallas 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 0–2 4–1 1–5 2–0 2–3 1–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 5–0 2–3 3–3 4–2 3–2 5–1 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 3–2 3–3 2–0 4–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 3–2 3–3 3–3 2–3 3–3 2–0
Detroit 2–4 1–4 4–2 5–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 4–2 4–1 2–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–2
Golden State 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–4 2–3 1–1 0–5 1–1 5–1 2–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–5 2–3 2–3 2–4 2–3 1–1
Houston 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 5–1 3–3 1–1 5–0 2–0 3–2 1–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 4–2 5–1 3–2 3–3 2–0
Indiana 1–5 1–5 3–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–4 2–3 2–4 0–6 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 5–1
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–2 1–5 2–3 0–2 2–4 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–4 2–4 5–0 1–4 3–3 3–2 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–3 1–1 4–2 4–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 6–0 5–0 4–1 4–2 5–0 2–0
Milwaukee 3–3 0–5 5–1 5–1 2–0 0–2 4–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–2 4–2 6–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–2
New Jersey 2–4 2–4 3–2 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–4 5–1 2–4 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–4
New York 1–5 1–5 2–4 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–2 4–2 0–2 1–1 0–6 1–5 0–6 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–3
Philadelphia 1–4 2–4 5–1 6–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 6–0 2–0 0–2 1–4 4–2 6–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3
Phoenix 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 1–4 2–0 4–2 2–3 1–1 4–2 1–5 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–3 3–2 5–1 1–4 1–1
Portland 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–3 1–1 5–1 2–3 2–0 4–2 0–6 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 4–2 3–2 1–4 5–1 2–3 0–2
Sacramento 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 2–0 3–2 2–4 2–0 0–5 0–5 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–3 5–1 5–0 2–4 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–3 1–1 3–2 1–5 1–1 4–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 4–1 1–5 2–3 2–4 2–0
Seattle 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 0–2 4–2 2–3 0–2 3–3 2–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–5 0–5 3–2 2–3 1–1
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–5 3–3 1–1 3–2 3–3 2–0 2–3 0–5 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 4–2 4–2 3–2 1–1
Washington 4–1 1–5 4–1 5–1 1–1 0–2 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–5 2–0 0–2 2–4 4–2 3–3 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1

Season Schedule[edit]

November[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Record
1 Oct 25 @ Detroit Pistons 116-118 0-1
2 Oct 26 Atlanta Hawks 117-91 1-1
3 Oct 29 Philadelphia 76ers 119-117 2-1

[1]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(2) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (7) New Jersey Nets: Bucks win series 3–0

  • Game 1 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (April 18): Milwaukee 119, New Jersey 107
  • Game 2 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (April 20): Milwaukee 111, New Jersey 97
  • Game 3 @ Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford (April 22): Milwaukee 118, New Jersey 113

Last Playoff Meeting: 1984 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Milwaukee won 4–2)

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (3) Philadelphia 76ers: Bucks win series 4–3

  • Game 1 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (April 29): Philadelphia 118, Milwaukee 112
  • Game 2 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (May 1): Milwaukee 119, Philadelphia 107
  • Game 3 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (May 3): Philadelphia 107, Milwaukee 103
  • Game 4 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (May 5): Milwaukee 109, Philadelphia 104
  • Game 5 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (May 7): Milwaukee 113, Philadelphia 108
  • Game 6 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (May 9): Philadelphia 126, Milwaukee 108
  • Game 7 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (May 11): Milwaukee 113, Philadelphia 112

Last Playoff Meeting: 1985 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Philadelphia won 4–0)

East Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (2) Milwaukee Bucks: Celtics win series 4–0

  • Game 1 @ Boston Garden, Boston (May 13): Boston 128, Milwaukee 96
  • Game 2 @ Boston Garden, Boston (May 15): Boston 122, Milwaukee 111
  • Game 3 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (May 17): Boston 111, Milwaukee 107
  • Game 4 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee (May 18): Boston 111, Milwaukee 98

Last Playoff Meeting: 1984 Eastern Conference Finals (Boston won 4–1) [1]

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
Randy Breuer
Terry Cummings
Charles Davis
Kenny Fields
Mike Glenn
Craig Hodges
Earl Jones
Jeff Lamp
Alton Lister
Paul Mokeski
Sidney Moncrief
Ricky Pierce
Paul Pressey
Jerry Reynolds
Derrick Rowland
Bryan Warrick

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Randy Breuer
Terry Cummings
Charles Davis
Kenny Fields
Mike Glenn
Craig Hodges
Alton Lister
Paul Mokeski
Sidney Moncrief
Ricky Pierce
Paul Pressey
Jerry Reynolds

Awards and Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1985-86 Milwaukee Bucks Games - Basketball-Reference.com