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NBA schedule is out, Bucks open season in Boston


The Milwaukee Bucks open the home portion of their 45th NBA season on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team announced Thursday. The home opener is the first of 21 weekend home games on the schedule for 2012-13.

The Bucks start the season with a road game at Boston on Friday, Nov. 2.

Features of the Bucks 2012-13 regular season schedule include:

  • The 2012 NBA Champion Miami Heat make two trips to the BMO Harris Bradley Center (Dec. 29, March 15)
  • Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City makes its lone Milwaukee appearance on March 30
  • 21 weekend home games (4 – Friday, 15 – Saturday, 2 – Sunday)
  • Two home match-ups against the Central Division Champion Chicago Bulls (Nov. 24, Jan. 30)
  • A three-game homestand over the Christmas holiday featuring visits by Cleveland (Dec. 22), Brooklyn (Dec. 26) and Miami (Dec. 29)
  • The lone BMO Harris Bradley Center appearance of the season by the Los Angeles Lakers on March 28

The 2012-13 schedule features just three road trips of three games or more, including two four-game trips.

In the first, the Bucks visit Toronto (Jan. 13), the L.A. Lakers (Jan. 15), Phoenix (Jan. 17) and Portland (Jan. 19).

The second comes in the midst of a road-heavy finish to the season in which Milwaukee will play six of its final eight on the road, including a four-game Southeast Division swing with stops in Miami (April 9), Orlando (April 10), Atlanta (April 12) and Charlotte (April 13).

The Bucks will host a season-long four-game homestand in late-March/early-April with visits from the L.A. Lakers (March 28), Oklahoma City (March 30), Charlotte (April 1) and Minnesota (April 3).

Bucks full season ticket plans for the 2012-13 season are available, including the unique "Back-2-Back" promotion in which fans can get two upper-level season tickets for free with the purchase of two lower-level seats in designated sections.

All full- or half-season plans, including the "Back-2-Back" promotion, offer a number of benefits, including up to $400 in concessions cards for food and beverage, interest-free payment plans, exchange provisions and significant savings from individual game pricing.

Complete season ticket information is available at Bucks.com/tickets (chat live with a Bucks Ticket Representative) or by calling (414) 227-0500. A complete 3-D seating chart that features a display of all season ticket locations is also available at Bucks.com/tickets.

Following the release of the 2012-13 schedule, the Bucks will also re-launch the popular Click 'N Pick ticket package next Thursday, Aug. 2. Click 'N Pick offers fans the opportunity to purchase tickets to ANY 10 (or more) games of their choice, and receive one game free from a list of 20 game choices.

Click 'N Pick purchasers receive a discount from individual game pricing, best available seating in their selected price category, playoff privileges and ticket exchange options. Existing Bucks Plan Holders will receive renewal information about their 2012-13 Click 'N Pick plan options next week.


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