4. Bucks erase big deficit in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks.
Oh, the 2010 season was such a roller-coaster year that ended in disappointment from a fans perspective. After the mid-season trade for John Salmons, Milwaukee was rolling and a “Fear the Deer” campaign was officially started.
Unfortunately, a gruesome injury to Andrew Bogut capped the Bucks’ potential of making some real noise in the playoffs. However, that didn’t stop Milwaukee from making some memories along the way.
On April 28, 2010, Milwaukee traveled to Atlanta to face the Hawks in a pivotal Game six in the first round of the playoffs. The series was tied 2-2 and whoever won this game would take a decided advantage for the rest of the series.
Milwaukee didn’t play well early and found themselves in an eight-point hole entering the fourth quarter.
However, they used one of their biggest fourth-quarter comebacks in franchise playoff history to lead an upset 91-87 victory over the heavily-favored Hawks and head back to Milwaukee with a 3-2 series lead. Brandon Jennings and John Salmons led the way with 25 and 19 points perspectively and Luke Ridnour added 15 off the bench.
Of course, the series didn’t end as we all had hoped, with Atlanta winning the final two games and ultimately, the series. But we’ll always have this game as a fantastic Bucks’ playoff memory.