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The Craig Hodges Game

Twenty-seven years ago today the Milwaukee Bucks handed the New Jersey Nets a game one defeat in the opening playoff round.  The Bucks sharpshooter Craig Hodges was “enfuego”*.

In just 30 minutes of floor time Hodges scored 25 points on 10-of-11 shooting.  Don Nelson‘s Bucks went on to win the series and their next before losing to the 1986 world champs Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals.

Though don’t feel bad for Craig, he would get two championship rings with the Chicago Bulls and this….

*courtesy Dan Patrick