By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Apr 06, 2022 at 7:56 PM Photography: Dan Garcia

While many questions remain – like who they'll play or when they'll officially start – one thing is certain: The NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks are back in the playoffs. And starting Friday, you too can punch your ticket to the postseason as well. 

Beginning at noon on Friday, April 8, a limited number of single-game tickets for the first round of the playoffs will go on sale. While the specific dates have not been set, the first round is expected to tip off beginning next Saturday. The tickets will go on sale at the Bucks website, where fans can also find more information about the postseason and Fiserv Forum's policies. 

As for the state of the Bucks, with three games left to play (against the Celtics, Pistons and Cavaliers), Milwaukee is currently in third place. If the season ended today, they'd be lined up to play the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs, hosting games one and two for certain. However, depending how the Bucks finish out the regular season – and how the Sixers, Celtics and Heat wrap things up in the final batch of games – the defending champs could earn a seed anywhere between the top seed and the fifth seed. And if the Bucks were to earn a one or two seed, they wouldn't know their first-round opponent until after the play-in tournament between the Cavaliers, Nets, Hawks and Hornets. 

It's a lot to unpack – but for now, the only important thing to know is that the defending champs are back in the playoffs and, like their fans, hungry for an encore.

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more Bucks updates. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.