Fox Sports Wisconsin to Re-Air Four Classic Milwaukee Bucks Games this October
Each classic game to feature unique fan engagement opportunities via the Bucks and FOX Sports Wisconsin social media channels
Four of the most memorable games in Milwaukee Bucks franchise history will be re-aired on FOX Sports Wisconsin (FSW) leading up to the 2016-17 season opener vs. the Charlotte Hornets at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Fans can relive the exciting action of these memorable matchups by tuning in to FSW on October 6, 11, 18 and 24 at 7 p.m. CT.
During each broadcast, fans will be invited to engage via social media using the hashtag #BucksClassics to share their memories of these noteworthy games while also hearing from some of the participants themselves. Bucks legend Marques Johnson will be taking over the team’s Twitter account to interact with fans during the first classic game broadcast on Oct. 6. Social media highlights for the remaining three broadcasts will be announced via social media as confirmed.
All Bucks Classics games televised on FOX Sports Wisconsin will be streamed live via FOX Sports GO. FOX Sports GO is currently available for iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Roku players and Roku TV, select Windows devices, and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.
Here is a brief recap of each game that will be re-aired:
May 2, 1983: Marques Johnson’s 33-point outing in the Bucks’ 107-93 win over Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the First Round of the 1983 NBA Playoffs will be the first classic game featured on Thursday, Oct. 6. With this win, Milwaukee swept the Celtics and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.
June 1, 2001: The Bucks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 6 of the 2001 Eastern Conference Finals, sparked by Ray Allen’s 41 points on 12-of-25 shooting from the field and 9-of-13 from 3-point range. Allen and recent Hall of Fame inductee Allen Iverson had a matchup to remember, as Iverson finished with 46 points on the night. This memorable contest will be aired on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
April 25, 2015: With the Bucks facing elimination in their First Round series against the rival Chicago Bulls, the team found itself tied in the waning seconds before Jerryd Bayless’ game-winning layup at the buzzer sealed a 92-90 Bucks victory. This memorable Game 4 of the First Round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs will re-air on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
December 12, 2015:The Golden State Warriors came in to the BMO Harris Bradley Center riding an NBA-record 24-game winning streak to start the season, but the Bucks made some history of their own in the 108-95 victory. The Bucks now own the distinction of halting the two longest winning streaks in NBA history. This noteworthy night will be re-aired on Monday, Oct. 24.
The complete schedule is as follows:
|Air Date||Time (CT)||Replay Date||Time (CT)||Original Game||Original Air Date|
|Thursday, Oct. 6||7:00pm||Saturday, Oct. 8||10:00pm||Bucks vs. Celtics – Game 4||May 2, 1983|
|Tuesday, Oct. 11||7:00pm||Saturday, Oct. 15||9:30pm||Bucks vs. 76ers – Game 6||June 1, 2001|
|Tuesday, Oct. 18||7:00pm||Friday, Oct. 21||7:00pm||Bucks vs. Bulls – Game 4||April 25, 2015|
|Monday, Oct. 24||7:00pm||Saturday, Oct. 29||10:00pm||Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors||Dec. 12, 2015|
FOX Sports Wisconsin reaches more than 1.7 million homes and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information on the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network: www.foxsportswisconsin.com.