Christmas and the NBA make a perfect pairing. The holiday has long been a featured part of the league's regular-season schedule, leading to some memorable moments.
One team that's no stranger to Christmas Day action is the Milwaukee Bucks. Here's everything you need to know about the Bucks' history on Christmas.
Bucks Christmas Game History
The NBA made its Christmas Day debut in 1947, and the holiday has been a constant part of the league's regular-season schedule ever since.
Milwaukee's first Dec. 25th appearance came in 1968. Unfortunately, the Bucks dropped that contest 119-113 to the Detroit Pistons. The team again lost to Detroit on Christmas in 1971, but they finally got their first win on this holiday in 1972 against the Kansas City-Omaha Kings.
Milwaukee's most recent Christmas appearance was in 2022 against the Boston Celtics. The Bucks had their Dec. 25th winning streak snapped in that one, as they fell 139-118 on the road.
Bucks All-Time Christmas Record and Results
The Bucks are 5-4 all-time on Christmas Day. Check out the franchise's full Christmas results below.
- 1968: Detroit Pistons 119, Milwaukee Bucks 113
- 1971: Milwaukee Bucks 118, Detroit Pistons 120
- 1972: Milwaukee Bucks 104, Kansas City-Omaha Kings 99
- 1977: Milwaukee Bucks 131, Kansas City Kings 122
- 2018: Milwaukee Bucks 109, New York Knicks 95
- 2019: Milwaukee Bucks 109, Philadelphia 76ers 121
- 2020: Golden State Warriors 99, Milwaukee Bucks 138
- 2021: Boston Celtics 113, Milwaukee Bucks 117
- 2022: Milwaukee Bucks 118, Boston Celtics 139
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