Feb. 19, 1974 -- When the Buffalo Braves were at their best in the 1973-74 season, they could be an awesome offensive machine. That's when Bob McAdoo was scoring, Ernie DiGregorio was dealing, Randy Smith was running, Gar Heard was rebounding, and Jim McMillian was doing a little bit of everything. All five of them averaged in double figures that season, still the only time that's been done.
The Braves may have peaked on this night in 1974. Against a Milwaukee Bucks team that would go on to lose in the seventh game of the NBA Finals, the Braves were awesome. They beat the Bucks, 145-109, in Memorial Auditorium. Buffalo shot 66.7 percent from the field, going 62 for 93.
By coincidence, when I was searching for information about this game on line, I found an ad for the sale of this picture, autographed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and taken on this very night.
--- Budd Bailey