Things that score more than Milwaukee


Things that score more than Milwaukee

By Justin Aucoin

On Sunday the Milwaukee Bucks put up a measly 56 points against the Boston Celtics. Fifty-six points! And this is coming from a sport that feels the need to keep score by twos and threes.

Bucks head coach called it a humiliating defeat; Doc Rivers called it nice and also added "I really thought this was one of those scheduled losses for Milwaukee." Ouch.

Nonetheless, many fans called it downright boring.

It was a record-breaking night for the Celtics. Some fun stats from A. Sherrods game story:

franchise-low in points given up in a half (22);

franchise-low in points given up after three quarters (38)

franchise-low in fewest field goals allowed (22).


It got us wondering Who out there has scored more than the Bucks?






Triple-word score > Bucks attempting a three-pointer





Image by @BosBruinsFan

And, of course, all these guys have each scored more points in one game than the Bucks did. As a team.

Wilt Chamberlain
Kobe Bryant
David Thompson
David Robinson
Elgin Baylor
Michael Jordan
Pete Maravich
Rick Barry
Elgin Baylor
George Gervin
Jerry West
Joe Fulks
Tracy McGrady
Shaquille O'Neal
Karl Malone
George Mikan
Gilbert Arenas
Allen Iverson
Tom Chambers
Larry Bird
Bernard King
Purvis Short
Jack Twyman
Fred Brown
Michael Redd
Jerry Stackhouse
Reggie Miller
Dominique Wilkins
Purvis Short
Calvin Murphy
Adrian Dantley
Rick Barry
Bob Pettit
Richie Guerin

Red Sox celebration quickly washes away walk-off loss

Red Sox celebration quickly washes away walk-off loss

NEW YORK -- It had the potential to be the most awkward celebration ever.

In the top of the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium, before their game was complete, the Red Sox became American League East champions, by virtue of one other division rival -- Baltimore -- coming back to beat another -- Toronto -- in the ninth inning.

That eliminated the Blue Jays from the division race, and made the Sox division champs.

But that ninth inning reversal of fortune was about to visit the Red Sox, too.

Craig Kimbrel faced four hitters and allowed a single and three straight walks, leading to a run. When, after 28 pitches, he couldn't get an out, he was lifted for Joe Kelly, who recorded one out, then yielded a walk-off grand slam to Mark Teixeira.

The Yankees celebrated wildly on the field, while the Red Sox trudged into the dugout, beset with mixed emotions.

Yes, they had just lost a game that seemed theirs. But they also had accomplished something that had taken 158 games.

What to do?

The Sox decided to drown their temporary sorrows in champagne.

"As soon as we got in here,'' said Jackie Bradley Jr., "we quickly got over it.''

From the top of the eighth until the start of the bottom of the ninth, the Red Sox seemed headed in a conventional celebration.

A two-run, bases-loaded double by Mookie Betts and a wild pitch -- the latter enabling David Ortiz to slide into home and dislodge the ball from former teammate Tommy Layne's glove --- had given the Sox a 3-0 lead.

Koji Uehara worked around a walk to post a scoreless walk and after the top of the ninth, the Sox called on Craig Kimbrel, who had successfully closed out all but two save opportunities all season.

But Kimbrel quickly allowed a leadoff single to Brett Gardner and then began pitching as though he forgot how to throw strikes. Three straight walks resulted in a run in and the bases loaded.

Joe Kelly got an out, but then Teixeira, for the second time this week, produced a game-winning homer in the ninth. On Monday, he had homered in Toronto to turn a Blue Jays win into a loss, and now, here he was again.

It may have been a rather meaningless victory for the Yankees -- who remain barely alive for the wild card -- but it did prevent them the indignity of watching the Red Sox celebrate on their lawn.

Instead, the Sox wore the shame of the walk-off -- at least until they reached their clubhouse, where the partying began in earnest.

It had taken clubhouse attendants less than five minutes to cover the floor and lockers with plastic protective sheets. In a matter of a few more minutes, the air was filled with a mix of beer and bubbly.

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski wore a goggles and only socks on his feet.

As the spray reached every inch of the clubhouse, David Ortiz exclaimed: "I'm going to drown in this man.''

Defeat? What defeat?