1982–83 Milwaukee Bucks season

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1982–83 Milwaukee Bucks season
Division champions
Head coach Don Nelson
Arena MECCA Arena
Results
Record 51–31 (.622)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Finals
(eliminated 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1981–82 1983–84 >

The 1982-83 NBA season was the Bucks' 15th season in the NBA.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 20 Paul Pressey SF  United States Tulsa
2 27 Fred Roberts PF  United States Brigham Young
4 89 Jerry Beck SF/PF  United States Middle Tennessee State
6 135 Tony Carr  United States Wisconsin-Eau Claire
7 158 Bobby Austin  United States Cincinnati
8 181 Bryan Leonard  United States Illinois
9 202 Robert Tate  United States Idaho State
10 223 Bob Coenen  United States Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Roster[edit]

Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SF 2 Bridgeman, Junior 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Louisville
PF 42 Catchings, Harvey 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Hardin Simmons
PF 36 Cowens, Dave 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Florida State
PG 12 Ford, Phil 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) North Carolina
PG 11 Hassett, Joe 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Providence
SF 8 Johnson, Marques 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) UCLA
PF 23 LaGarde, Tom 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) North Carolina
C 16 Lanier, Bob 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) St. Bonaventure
C 53 Lister, Alton 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Arizona State
C 45 Mokeski, Paul 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Kansas
SG 4 Moncrief, Sidney 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Arkansas
G 25 Pressey, Paul 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Tulsa
SG 32 Winters, Brian 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) South Carolina
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 51 31 .622 31–10 20–21 22–7
x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 8 26–15 17–24 21–8
Detroit Pistons 37 45 .451 14 23–18 14–27 19–11
Chicago Bulls 28 54 .341 23 18–23 10–31 13–17
Cleveland Cavaliers 23 59 .280 28 15–26 8–33 8–22
Indiana Pacers 20 62 .244 31 14–27 6–35 6–24
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Philadelphia 76ers 65 17 .793
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 51 31 .622 14
3 x-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683 9
4 x-New Jersey Nets 49 33 .598 16
5 x-New York Knicks 44 38 .537 21
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 22
7 Washington Bullets 42 40 .512 23
8 Detroit Pistons 37 45 .451 28
9 Chicago Bulls 28 54 .341 37
10 Cleveland Cavaliers 23 59 .280 42
11 Indiana Pacers 20 62 .244 45
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1982-83 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–5 5–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 0–2 2–0 6–0 0–2 0–2 1–4 2–4 3–2 2–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–2
Boston 5–1 3–2 5–1 2–0 2–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 3–3 5–1 3–3 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–3
Chicago 1–5 2–3 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 4–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 2–4 1–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–5
Cleveland 0–6 1–5 1–5 2–0 0–2 1–5 2–0 2–0 5–1 1–1 0–2 1–5 0–6 1–5 0–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–2
Dallas 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 2–0 3–2 5–1 2–0 3–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 2–4 5–0 2–3 2–4 0–2
Denver 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–3 2–0 4–1 5–1 1–1 3–3 1–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–1 2–3 2–4 3–2 3–2 4–2 1–1
Detroit 3–3 3–3 4–2 5–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 0–2 0–2 3–3 3–2 1–5 0–6 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–2
Golden State 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–4 1–5 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–4 1–4 3–3 3–3 3–2 2–0
Houston 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–5 0–2 2–3 2–0 1–5 0–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–5 0–5 1–5 2–3 1–4 0–6 1–1
Indiana 0–6 1–4 2–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 0–6 3–3 1–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–5
Kansas City 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 3–3 2–0 4–1 5–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–4 2–3 3–3 4–1 1–4 4–2 2–0
Los Angeles 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 5–1 5–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–4 5–1 5–1 4–1 1–1
Milwaukee 4–1 3–3 5–1 5–1 2–0 0–2 3–3 1–1 2–0 5–1 1–1 0–2 3–2 4–2 1–5 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–2
New Jersey 4–2 1–5 4–2 6–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 4–2 3–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2
New York 2–3 3–3 4–1 5–1 2–0 2–0 5–1 1–1 2–0 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–2
Philadelphia 4–2 3–3 5–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 6–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 5–1 3–3 5–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–2
Phoenix 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–4 1–1 4–2 5–0 1–1 4–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 5–1 3–2 4–2 5–1 5–0 0–2
Portland 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 1–1 4–2 5–0 2–0 3–2 3–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–5 2–3 5–1 3–3 3–2 1–1
San Antonio 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 4–2 1–1 4–1 5–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–3 3–2 4–1 1–4 5–1 2–0
San Diego 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–5 2–3 1–1 3–3 3–2 1–1 1–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–4 1–5 1–4 0–6 2–3 0–2
Seattle 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 3–3 4–1 1–1 4–1 1–5 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 3–3 4–1 6–0 5–0 1–1
Utah 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–2 2–4 2–0 2–3 6–0 0–2 2–4 1–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 2–3 1–5 3–2 0–5 0–2
Washington 2–4 3–3 5–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 5–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 3–3 2–4 2–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0

Game log[edit]

1982–83 game log
Total: 51–31 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
1982–83 schedule

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

The Bucks had a first round bye.

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (3) Boston Celtics
Bucks win series 4–0

  • Game 1 @ Boston Garden, Boston: Milwaukee 116, Boston 95
  • Game 2 @ Boston Garden, Boston: Milwaukee 95, Boston 91
  • Game 3 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee: Milwaukee 107, Boston 99
  • Game 4 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee: Milwaukee 107, Boston 93

East Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (2) Milwaukee Bucks
76ers win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia: Philadelphia 111, Milwaukee 109 (OT)
  • Game 2 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia: Philadelphia 87, Milwaukee 81
  • Game 3 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee: Philadelphia 104, Milwaukee 96
  • Game 4 @ The MECCA, Milwaukee: Milwaukee 100, Philadelphia 94
  • Game 5 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia: Philadelphia 115, Milwaukee 103

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
Junior Bridgeman 70 14.4
Harvey Catchings 74 3.3
Dave Cowens 40 8.1
Charlie Criss
Phil Ford 56 6.8
Joe Hassett
Marques Johnson 80 21.4
Tom LaGarde
Bob Lanier
Alton Lister
Steve Mix
Paul Mokeski
Sidney Moncrief
Paul Pressey
Brian Winters

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Junior Bridgeman
Harvey Catchings
Phil Ford
Joe Hassett
Marques Johnson
Tom LaGarde
Bob Lanier
Alton Lister
Sidney Moncrief
Paul Pressey
Brian Winters

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 28, 1982
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Dallas Mavericks----
September 9, 1982
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Boston Celtics----
November 12, 1982
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To New Jersey Nets----

References[edit]

See also[edit]