Found January 18, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
Jim Boylan decided to change things up. Who could blame him? Nothing else has worked in Phoenix the last 24 times the Milwaukee Bucks have played there. This time around unlike previous years Boylan and the team didn't talk about the fact that Milwaukee hadn't won in the Valley of the Sun since 1987. Only after the clock hit zero at US Airways Center was it time to talk about the past. After the Bucks overcame a long stretch of struggles to pull out a 98-94 victory and end the streak, Boylan posted the box score from Feb. 21, 1987 in the locker room as Boylan joined Larry Costello and Don Nelson as the only coaches in Bucks history to win in Phoenix Because the monkey was finally off the back, Milwaukee could have fun with it. "We did not discuss it at all," Boylan said. "The players knew about it, they were aware of it. It wasn't like they didn't know. In years past we've tried that and said C'mon guys it's been 20-some odd years since ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Boylan third Bucks coach to win in Phoenix

Jim Boylan decided to change things up. Who could blame him? Nothing else has worked in Phoenix the last 24 times the Milwaukee Bucks have played there. This time around unlike previous years Boylan and the team didn't talk about the fact that Milwaukee hadn't won in the Valley of the Sun since 1987. Only after the clock hit zero at US Airways Center was it time to talk...

Suns look to keep 26-year streak alive vs. Bucks

Jim Boylan won his first game as Milwaukee Bucks interim coach when they beat the Phoenix Suns last week. Now he'll look to accomplish something his nine predecessors weren't able to achieve against the Suns. Milwaukee seeks its first victory in Phoenix in nearly 26 years Thursday night as it looks to win for the fourth time in six games under Boylan. The Bucks and former...

Stotts Blazers slumping after fast start

The final two stops on the Milwaukee Bucks' longest road trip of the season certainly haven't lacked for story lines. First was the 24-game losing streak in Phoenix that was snapped Thursday night. Now, the Bucks are preparing to face an old friend Saturday. Former Bucks coach Terry Stotts is in charge of the Portland Trail Blazers these days, and his team was one of the...

Bucks-Suns Preview

Jim Boylan won his first game as Milwaukee Bucks interim coach when they beat the Phoenix Suns last week. Now he'll look to accomplish something his nine predecessors weren't able to achieve against the Suns. Milwaukee seeks its first victory in Phoenix in nearly 26 years Thursday night as it looks to win for the fourth time in six games under Boylan. The Bucks and former...

Bucks 98, Suns 94

Mike Dunleavy hit a 3-pointer with 57.4 seconds left to cap a 10-0 run and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away to beat the Suns 98-94 on Thursday night, snapping a 24-game losing streak in Phoenix. Monta Ellis scored 24 points and Larry Sanders added 19, while Dunleavy and Brandon Jennings had 16 apiece for the Bucks, who had not won in the Valley since Feb. 21, 1987, at the old Veterans...

Bucks overtake Suns, snap 26-year drought

PHOENIX (AP) -- Mike Dunleavy hit a 3-pointer with 57.4 seconds left to cap a 10-0 run and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away to beat the Suns 98-94 on Thursday night, snapping a 24-game losing streak in Phoenix. Monta Ellis scored 24 points and Larry Sanders added 19, while Dunleavy and Brandon Jennings had 16 apiece for the Bucks, who had not won in the Valley since Feb. 21, 1987...

Bucks haven't won in Phoenix since 1987

When asked about Milwaukee's decades-long losing streak in Phoenix, Bucks coach Jim Boylan joked that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president the last time the team won in the Valley of the Sun. OK, it was actually Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office. On Feb. 21, 1987 at the Arizona Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, the Bucks rode the hot hands of point guard John Lucas and sixth...

Aging Lakers might be catching their stride

It was probably only a matter of time before the Los Angeles Lakers got healthy and figured it out. Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Bucks just happened to be in their way. A sluggish offensive night, missed free throws and turnovers gave the Bucks little chance to compete with a Lakers group that seems to be hitting their stride. Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard combined for 62 points...
Bucks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.