Jul 11, 2016
- NBA regular season - February 22 through March 8, 1986
- Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history
In this episode, we discuss numerous happenings from the next 15-day block of the 1985-86 NBA season. The Chicago Bulls played seven games in this span – two wins and five losses.
Chicago continued to fight for playoff position, as the on-court return of Michael Jordan finally seemed a real possibility. In his absence, the great play of Michael Holton - a recent CBA All-Star signee - helped the Bulls steady the ship in a season riddled with significant injuries.
In other NBA news, the Boston Celtics became the first team to reach 50 wins for the season. That milestone also marked a seventh-consecutive season of 50-plus victories for the franchise.
Charles Oakley's star continued to rise as he was named February's Rookie of the Month. His stellar play was putting pressure to perform on fellow teammate and Bulls veteran, Sidney Green. Tune in to hear this and plenty more, as we uncover some hidden gems from the NBA’s golden era.
This episode continues our coverage of the 1985-86 NBA season. We encourage your interaction. Feel free to suggest specific games, moments and events from within the season, for us to cover in future episodes of the series. Thanks for taking the time to listen to the show. If you enjoy the content, please share it with your friends!
Others mentioned in this episode, include: Dominique Wilkins, Mark Aguirre, Moses Malone, Sidney Moncrief, Doc Rivers, Charles Barkley, Robert Parish, Micheal Ray Richardson, Rod Higgins, Tony Brown & Bryan Warrick.
Chicago Bulls games discussed:
86-02-22 - Seattle SuperSonics @ Chicago Bulls
86-02-24 - Chicago Bulls @ Detroit Pistons
86-02-25 - Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls
86-02-28 - Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls
86-03-04 - Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls
86-03-05 - Chicago Bulls @ Boston Celtics
86-03-07 - Atlanta Hawks @ Chicago Bulls
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