Nearly every story mentions that it was the Bucks' first playoff series win since 2001, but few (if any) mention the last time Milwaukee swept a series. When was it?
No worries. This history enthusiast has you covered.
The last time the Bucks swept a playoff set was in 1986, eliminating the then-New Jersey Nets 3-0 in a best-of-five first round Eastern Conference series. Milwaukee also took a "mini-series" (remember those?) from Phoenix, 2-0, in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs in 1978 -- the start of the "Green and Growing" era.
The last time the Bucks swept a best-of-seven series was in 1983, a stunning 4-nil dismissal of Boston in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Going back further, Milwaukee brushed aside Chicago 4-0 in the Western Conference finals in 1974.
The Bucks' most meaningful sweep was in 1971 in the NBA Finals. How long ago was that? The opponent was the Baltimore Bullets, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was still Lew Alcindor. Milwaukee has been seeking a championship ever since.