The Milwaukee Bucks 92-90 win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 4 of their playoff series was the Bucks first playoff win since April 28, 2010, a more than five-year drought.
Prior to the start of this year’s playoffs, the Bucks were one of eight NBA teams that had not won a playoff year since 2012 and before. Two of those eight teams played in the post-season this year, Milwaukee and New Orleans. The Bucks got a win Game Four, but the Pelicans were swept in four games in their first-round series versus the Golden State Warriors and have now not won a playoff game since April 24, 2011.
The Charlotte Hornets franchise, which made the playoffs last season and in 2009-10, have not won a playoff game since May 9, 2002, the longest current playoff win drought in the league. The Hornets were swept in each of the first-round playoff series they played in 2009-10 and 2013-14.
Here’s a look at the NBA franchises that have the longest playoff win droughts in the league.
NBA franchise, Last playoff win
Charlotte Hornets, May 9, 2002
Minnesota Timberwolves, May 29, 2004
Sacramento Kings, April 30, 2006
Detroit Pistons, May 26, 2008
Utah Jazz, April 30, 2010
Phoenix Suns, May 25, 2010
New Orleans Pelicans, April 24, 2011
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