The Milwaukee Bucks have announced their 2014-15 playoff schedule. Playoffs!
|1||Saturday, April 18||Chicago||6:00 PM||ESPN|
|2||Monday, April 20||Chicago||7:00 PM||TNT|
|3||Thursday, April 23||Milwaukee||7:00 PM||NBA TV|
|4||Saturday, April 25||Milwaukee||4:30 PM||TNT|
|5||Monday, April 27||Chicago||TBD||TBD|
|6||Thursday, April 30||Milwaukee||TBD||TBD|
|7||Saturday, May 2||Chicago||TBD||TBD|
Being relegated to NBA TV has always been a sign of irrelevancy when the playoffs come around, so Milwaukee only being on NBA TV once is a pretty fun thing. It turns out there is at least one benefit to playing the Bulls.
Milwaukee’s home games come next Thursday and Saturday and those will certainly be interesting games. Whenever the Bulls have visited Milwaukee for regular season games over the past half dozen years that I’ve been covering the team, in terms of sheer numbers and volume, Bulls fans have at minimum matched Bucks fans. “United Center North” has become a phrase.
But these are the playoffs. This is a big opportunity for Bucks fans to reclaim their own arena and shout down the folks from down (kinda) South.
Dates are in place. There’s no excuse if Bulls fans take over the city once again. We’ll see how it plays out.