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JordansBulls
07-01-2009, 12:32 PM
Anyone know how the Bucks dominated the Celtics in 1983?


Celtics were 56-26 that year while the Bucks were 51-31. Celtics had the HCA and they had the playoff experience. Celtics had been in the ECF in 1980, 1982 and won it all in 1981.


They were 3-3 against them in the regular season and when they met in the playoffs the Bucks destroyed them.


Game 1 April 27 Milwaukee Bucks 116 @ Boston Celtics 95
Game 2 April 29 Milwaukee Bucks 95 @ Boston Celtics 91
Game 3 May 1 Boston Celtics 99 @ Milwaukee Bucks 107
Game 4 May 2 Boston Celtics 93 @ Milwaukee Bucks 107


I know the Bucks were good in the 80's. They won 50+ games for 7 years in a row. It just seemed like a shock that they swept the Celtics in 1983 without even having HCA.

CELTICS4LYFE
07-01-2009, 12:47 PM
its the playoffs anything can happen

JordansBulls
07-01-2009, 04:52 PM
its the playoffs anything can happen

That still doesn't answer the question.

king4day
07-01-2009, 04:56 PM
That still doesn't answer the question.

Do you happen to know the rosters?
I'm sure it came down to matchups (or maybe injuries).

elpirata224
07-01-2009, 05:03 PM
i know foreal too bad Milwakee sucks now
and they took in Mr. overated Jennings
who called an olympic basketball PG all hype
you guys are horrible

QuaLiThADoN
07-01-2009, 05:21 PM
its the playoffs anything can happen

agreed

PhillyBoomerang
07-01-2009, 05:23 PM
anyone know how the 76ers dominated everyone lol fo fo fo baby!

desertlakeshow
07-01-2009, 05:40 PM
Here is the celtics roster and scoring avg. for that playoffs It also includes the series before they got swept.

Larry Bird 6 40.0 8.2 19.3 .422 4.0 4.8 .828 0.2 0.7 .250 3.3 9.2 12.5 6.8 2.17 0.50 3.2 2.5 20.5
Robert Parish 7 35.6 6.1 12.7 .483 2.4 2.9 .850 0.0 0.0 .000 3.0 7.6 10.6 1.3 0.71 1.29 2.4 2.6 14.7
Cedric Maxwell 7 35.1 4.1 7.9 .527 4.6 5.4 .842 0.0 0.0 .000 3.3 4.0 7.3 3.3 0.57 0.57 2.7 2.6 12.9
Kevin McHale 7 25.3 4.9 8.9 .548 1.4 2.6 .556 0.0 0.1 .000 2.1 3.9 6.0 0.7 0.43 1.00 1.4 2.3 11.1
Gerald Henderson 7 26.7 5.0 12.1 .412 0.9 1.0 .857 0.0 0.4 .000 1.1 0.9 2.0 4.4 1.57 0.14 2.0 3.6 10.9
Nate Archibald 7 23.0 3.1 9.7 .324 3.1 4.1 .759 0.1 0.9 .167 0.4 1.0 1.4 6.3 0.29 0.00 1.6 1.7 9.6
Danny Ainge 7 28.7 4.0 10.3 .389 1.1 1.6 .727 0.3 0.7 .400 0.3 1.7 2.0 3.6 0.71 0.14 0.9 3.4 9.4
Scott Wedman 6 11.0 2.3 4.0 .583 0.2 0.3 .500 0.0 0.3 .000 0.5 1.8 2.3 0.0 0.17 0.00 0.7 1.8 4.8
Quinn Buckner 7 14.0 2.3 5.3 .432 0.0 0.3 .000 0.0 0.3 .000 0.1 1.3 1.4 0.3 0.14 0.00 0.7 2.6 4.6
ML Carr 3 7.3 0.7 2.7 .250 0.7 0.7 1.000 0.0 0.3 .000 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.67 0.00 0.0 1.0 2.0
Rick Robey 5 5.8 0.0 0.8 .000 0.4 0.8 .500 0.0 0.2 .000 0.6 1.0 1.6 0.2 0.00 0.00 0.4 0.8 0.4
Charles Bradley 2 2.0 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.0
Team Totals 7 240.0 38.9 88.6 .439 17.7 23.1 .765 0.6 3.6 .160 14.3 30.4 44.7 25.9 6.71 3.57 15.3 23.4 96.0
Reg Season 82 241.8 45.3 92.0 .492 21.1 28.6 .737 0.5 2.3 .210 15.5 30.9 46.4 27.0 9.62 6.35 18.6 25.1 112.1


Looks like they all played.
Sorry, I was watching basketball back then but only watched the celtics if the Lakers were playing them.

And here is the Milwaukee bucks roster for that playoff year. Not a bad looking team.

Rk Player Age G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1 Marques Johnson 26 9 382 85 175 0 1 28 43 28 72 38 8 7 21 22 198 .486 .000 .651 42.4 22.0 8.0 4.2
2 Sidney Moncrief 25 9 377 62 142 0 1 46 61 28 60 33 18 3 27 25 170 .437 .000 .754 41.9 18.9 6.7 3.7
3 Junior Bridgeman 29 9 308 61 130 2 5 28 30 21 45 28 10 2 19 26 152 .469 .400 .933 34.2 16.9 5.0 3.1
4 Bob Lanier 34 9 250 51 89 0 0 21 35 17 63 23 5 14 21 32 123 .573 .600 27.8 13.7 7.0 2.6
5 Brian Winters 30 9 240 36 84 3 11 14 17 7 22 32 6 4 17 22 89 .429 .273 .824 26.7 9.9 2.4 3.6
6 Alton Lister 24 9 206 27 63 0 1 4 5 21 61 11 9 15 17 30 58 .429 .000 .800 22.9 6.4 6.8 1.2
7 Charlie Criss 34 9 116 15 34 0 1 17 18 1 14 12 9 0 3 12 47 .441 .000 .944 12.9 5.2 1.6 1.3
8 Paul Pressey 24 9 150 19 47 0 1 8 20 14 33 14 9 6 18 23 46 .404 .000 .400 16.7 5.1 3.7 1.6
9 Harvey Catchings 31 9 139 9 19 0 0 3 3 15 38 4 2 10 2 18 21 .474 1.000 15.4 2.3 4.2 0.4
10 Phil Ford 26 2 5 0 2 0 0 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 .000 1.000 2.5 3.0 0.0 0.5
11 Paul Mokeski 26 4 12 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 4 .500 3.0 1.0 0.5 0.3

abe_froman
07-01-2009, 05:42 PM
defense,they were one of the best defense teams of the era and held boston under 100 every game of the series

SteveNash
07-01-2009, 06:20 PM
Poor match-ups, Milwaukee had great athletes Boston didn't. Boston's lackadaisical effort throughout the season expecting to "turn it on" during the post-season. And Bill Fitch's coaching.

AlexTmz2
07-01-2009, 06:25 PM
Had more points...

JordansBulls
07-02-2009, 12:23 AM
Poor match-ups, Milwaukee had great athletes Boston didn't. Boston's lackadaisical effort throughout the season expecting to "turn it on" during the post-season. And Bill Fitch's coaching.

Yeah, but Boston always seemed to have the same team. They crushed Milwaukee a few years later.

BUCSFORLIFE123
07-02-2009, 04:52 AM
Had more points...

LMFAO i love this answer

cmellofan15
07-02-2009, 05:09 AM
Dislocated finger on Bird's part
Bad coaching by Fitch
Parish had some bad stats that series
Terrific D for the Bucks
5 players with an average of double digit points

And for the part about the Celtics thrashing the Bucks, they were 3-3 that season.

And the Bucks also beat the almighty Sixers that year.

cmellofan15
07-02-2009, 07:37 AM
Moncrief was killing that season

JordansBulls
07-02-2009, 07:52 AM
And the Bucks also beat the almighty Sixers that year.

No they didn't.

JordansBulls
07-30-2009, 11:08 AM
i know foreal too bad Milwakee sucks now
and they took in Mr. overated Jennings
who called an olympic basketball PG all hype
you guys are horrible

What the hell does that have to do with anything?

cmellofan15
07-31-2009, 06:45 PM
Sun, Jan 23, 1983 the Bucks won, wasn't talkin about the playoff series or the season series, just saying the beat 'em.

JordansBulls
11-29-2010, 01:28 AM
I can understand Milwaukee winning but a sweep without HCA as an unproven team.
:speechless:

bagwell368
11-29-2010, 12:44 PM
its the playoffs anything can happen

False. Most of the players (not Bird) hated Fitch's guts. McHale and Maxwell were two of the ring leaders. They laid down and died to get rid of him, Bird was pissed. Fitch got fired, and I lost a very large bet to a guy (an insider) who bet me the Celts would lose 4 straight after the first game. After I paid him he disclosed what he knew.

JordansBulls
11-29-2010, 03:48 PM
False. Most of the players (not Bird) hated Fitch's guts. McHale and Maxwell were two of the ring leaders. They laid down and died to get rid of him, Bird was pissed. Fitch got fired, and I lost a very large bet to a guy (an insider) who bet me the Celts would lose 4 straight after the first game. After I paid him he disclosed what he knew.

Are you serious??? How in the world could he have known that?

bagwell368
12-01-2010, 12:56 PM
Are you serious??? How in the world could he have known that?

His wife was one of Parish's women's best friends, and they both knew other insiders, they also know Bill Russell's daughter whom I was once introduced to, and sat two seats away from at a game.

Now he didn't know they were going to lose 4 straight, but he did know they were going to lay down. He kept telling me, and I kept telling him NFW, finally to shut me up he made me a bet after Game 1. Sweep, 5 to 1. I though I knew a sucker bet when I saw one....

BTW, he didn't tell me until about 3 years later after he had gotten me a very high paying gig. It was in a public place too. What could I do. I had a good laugh for public consumption, but later went home and deformed some household items.


p.s. I didn't hear from him it was McHale and Maxwell, I read that later.

JordansBulls
12-01-2010, 04:41 PM
His wife was one of Parish's women's best friends, and they both knew other insiders, they also know Bill Russell's daughter whom I was once introduced to, and sat two seats away from at a game.

Now he didn't know they were going to lose 4 straight, but he did know they were going to lay down. He kept telling me, and I kept telling him NFW, finally to shut me up he made me a bet after Game 1. Sweep, 5 to 1. I though I knew a sucker bet when I saw one....

BTW, he didn't tell me until about 3 years later after he had gotten me a very high paying gig. It was in a public place too. What could I do. I had a good laugh for public consumption, but later went home and deformed some household items.

How much did you lose?

bagwell368
12-01-2010, 11:56 PM
How much did you lose?

$500, but it was back then, and I was broke so it felt like $15k.... funny thing is I forgot that entire episode for over 20 years, now I'm mad all over again.

JordansBulls
12-02-2010, 01:10 AM
$500, but it was back then, and I was broke so it felt like $15k.... funny thing is I forgot that entire episode for over 20 years, now I'm mad all over again.

500 bucks at that time is like 2000 now.:speechless: