This Bucks season arrived with a lot of questions. How would the new acquisitions like Jrue Holiday and the bench gel with the team? Would Giannis sign his supermax extension? Would there ever be fans in the stands? We now have answers to most of those questions – and now we have the answer to "Who the heck are they playing in the second half?" as the Bucks today released the rest of their 2020-21 regular season schedule.
In past seasons, the Bucks have been able to pump the breaks near the end of the season thanks to commanding conference leads, but this year, the Bucks look like they'll be intensely jockeying wire-to-wire for seeding – with some intensely exciting games to match. Some of the highlights include back-to-back home games against the high-octane Brooklyn Nets, a battle against the defending champ Lakers to end March and three matchups against the East-leading 76ers.
Here's the full second-half slate:
- Thursday, March 11 – vs. New York Knicks, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 13 – at Washington Wizards, 6 p.m.
- Monday, March 15 – at Washington Wizards, 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 17 – at Philadelphia 76ers, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
- Saturday, March 20 – vs. San Antonio Spurs, 8 p.m.
- Monday, March 22 – vs. Indiana Pacers, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
- Wednesday, March 24 – vs. Boston Celtics, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
- Friday, March 26 – vs. Boston Celtics, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
- Saturday, March 27 – vs. New York Knicks, 7 p.m.
- Monday, March 29 – at Los Angeles Clippers, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
- Wednesday, March 31 – at Los Angeles Lakers, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
- Friday, April 2 – at Portland Trail Blazers, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
- Saturday, April 3 – at Sacramento Kings, 9 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 6 – at Golden State Warriors, 9 p.m. (TNT)
- Thursday, April 8 – at Dallas Mavericks, 8 p.m.
- Friday, April 9 – vs. Charlotte Hornets, 8 p.m.
- Sunday, April 11 – at Orlando Magic, 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 14 – at Minnesota Timberwolves, 7 p.m.
- Thursday, April 15 – at Atlanta Hawks, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
- Saturday, April 17 – vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 8 p.m.
- Monday, April 19 – vs. Phoenix Suns, 7 p.m.
- Thursday, April 22 – vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 6 p.m. (TNT)
- Saturday, April 24 – vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
- Sunday, April 25 – at Atlanta Hawks, 6:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
- Tuesday, April 27 – at Charlotte Hornets, 6 p.m. (NBA TV)
- Thursday, April 29 – at Houston Rockets, 7 p.m.
- Friday, April 30 – at Chicago Bulls, 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 2 – vs. Brooklyn Nets, 2:30 p.m. (ABC)
- Tuesday, May 4 – vs. Brooklyn Nets, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
- Wednesday, May 5 – vs. Washington Wizards, 7 p.m.
- Friday, May 7 – vs. Houston Rockets, 7 p.m.
- Monday, May 10 – at San Antonio Spurs, 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 11 – vs. Orlando Magic, 8 p.m.
- Thursday, May 13 – at Indiana Pacers, 6 p.m. (TNT)
- Saturday, May 15 – vs. Miami Heat, TBD
- Sunday, May 16 – at Chicago Bulls, TBD
And then its playoffs o'clock for the Bucks, who currently stand in third place in the East behind the 76ers and the Nets. After two straight seasons of killer main campaigns followed by postseason disappointments, maybe a lukewarm regular season run will result in postseason glory. Or so I will attempt to convince myself!
Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more Bucks updates as the season goes along.
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.