The NBA playoff race is heating up and the Bradley Center is the place to be as the calendar flips to April.
With a home-heavy schedule over the next two weeks, the Bucks have launched "Spring Break. Fast Break," a jam-packed slate of exciting basketball, value-packed ticket offers and unique promotions leading up to the Easter holiday.
The nine-day Bucks "Spring Break. Fast Break." schedule includes a critical visit by the New York Knicks on April 11 and a marquee game against the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder at which all fans will receive an Andrew Bogut bobblehead on April 9.
The Spring Break lineup tips off next weekend when the Bucks host the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday, April 6 (7:30 p.m.) and Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, April 7 (7:30 p.m.).
All Bucks fans age 14 and under through the Bradley Center doors on Friday will receive a complimentary Bucks toothbrush holder, courtesy of Pick 'N Save.
Additionally, all fans can take advantage of a number of great ticket offers for both games, including the Warm Up Pack (Friday only – ticket and Brandon Jennings warm up shirt for just $20), Web Weekend offer (both games – save up to 50% by purchasing online at bucks.com/savebucks), Girls Night Out (Friday only – package includes two collectible Bucks wine glasses and two beverage vouchers) and Guys Night Out (Saturday only – package includes two collectible Bucks pilsner glasses, two beverage vouchers and a meet-and-greet with the Energee! Dance Team).
On Monday, April 9, the Bucks will welcome two-time scoring champ Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Bradley Center for their lone appearance of the season (7:00 p.m. tip).
Slated as Andrew Bogut Bobblehead Night, the Bucks solicited a vote from their fans via the team's website and Facebook page, and more than 65% of the respondents suggested the Bucks continue to distribute the always popular collectible.
So, as scheduled, all fans in attendance for this marquee game will receive the bobblehead likeness of Bogut. The top-overall pick of the 2005 draft played 6+ seasons in a Bucks uniform and finished his Milwaukee career ranked among the franchise's all-time leaders in points (17th), rebounds (4th), blocked shots (3rd) and field-goal percentage (6th).
Perhaps the biggest matchup of the Spring Break week is slated for Wednesday, April 11, when the Bucks will host the New York Knicks in a nationally-televised matchup rich with playoff implications.
The Bucks currently trail the Knicks by 2.5 games, but could pick up a full game in the standings and secure the head-to-head tiebreaker with a win. The first 5,000 adults ages 18 and up in attendance will receive a free Bucks tire pressure gauge, courtesy of F & F Tire World, while all fans can take advantage of great deals like the Retro T-Shirt Pack featuring a ticket and classic Bucks T-shirt for as little as $15.
The week concludes with an Easter-weekend matchup with Indiana on Saturday, April 14 (7:30 p.m. tip). All fans age 14 and under will receive a pair of trendy Bucks sunglasses, courtesy of Pick 'N Save.
In an additional change to the Bucks promotional schedule, a full-color Monta Ellis poster will be provided to all Bucks fans at the April 21 game vs. New Jersey.