Best Bucks Box Score on March 16th: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Welcome to our Bucks history lesson. We are launching ‘Best Bucks Box Score’ for each day until we can no longer. Some might be too tough to handle (Game 7 2001 comes to mind), but mostly, we are going to try and give you some historical look at the games played on this day years before. I hope that it keeps your mind tuned into Bucks basketball and teaches you something you might not know about the squad. Also because it’s funny to laugh at the Bucks’ mediocrity for 20-ish years, we’ll look at the best opposing box score too. This day belonged to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
March 16th, 1971 – As the Milwaukee Bucks prepared for the playoffs, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar went off against the Phoenix Suns in a 119-111 victory. Abdul-Jabbar had 48 points and 14 rebounds in a dominating performance in a very high-scoring game. At that time, the Suns were no slouches either with a record of 46-32 after losing to Milwaukee who was 66-14.
March 16th, 1973 – This day also had another massive Kareem box score. They played against the Chicago Bulls and won in overtime, 99-91. Abdul-Jabbar had 24 points and 27 rebounds with seven assists. Some might argue that this game against Chicago was better than what he did against Phoenix. This was an intense matchup as the two top teams in the Midwest division duked it out. Bucks would win the Midwest this season.
BEST OPPOSING BOX SCORE: Allen Houston
March 16th, 2003 – Paging through box scores of the Bucks history, they played the New York Knicks a weird amount of times on this day. Allen Houston had a massive day against Milwaukee in 2003. He scored 50 points in a 120-111 victory. The best part about Houston’s box score is the fact he only had one rebound and two assists. All buckets for Allen and nothing else. He made six threes and 18 free throws. That Bucks team finished as the seventh seed and played New Jersey in Round 1.