“Game Six” has a special magic in Milwaukee Bucks lore, mainly because of the legendary Kareem Abdul Jabbar double overtime hook shot that forced Game 7 of the 1974 NBA Finals. But the truth is, the Bucks have been just slightly better than even in Game 6s in their history, and they have only been break even at home.
The Bucks overall record in Game 6s in their illustrious 42 seasons is 7-6. At the Milwaukee Arena and the Bradley Center, it is 4-4, including a loss in their last Game 6 appearance, at home in 2002-03 to the New Jersey Nets.
So its been a mixed bag for the Antlers. But its certainly held some of the great memories in Green and Cardinal, including the aforementioned Kareem sky hook to beat the Celtics, a victory over Larry Bird and the Celtics in the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals, and a memorable win by the “Light it Up, Light it Up!” Bucks over Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia Sixers in the 2001 Eastern Conference Finals.
The Bucks are 1-2, though, in Game 6s in which they were trying to close out on their home floor. What will tomorrow night add to the history?
Courtesy of Shrpsports.com, here is the tale of your Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6: