UPDATE at 3:00 p.m. on April 12, 2023: The Milwaukee Bucks have released their complete schedule for the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs. The best-of-seven series will begin this Sunday, April 19 with the following game on Wednesday, April 19. Each of those first two games will be played at Fiserv Forum.
After that, the Milwaukee Bucks will hit the road for two games on April 22 & 24 — a Saturday and Monday respectively. Should the series extend beyond those first four games, the Bucks will return home for an April 26 contest. If a Game Six is necessary, it will be held on Friday, April 28 at the opponent’s arena. If the series is pushed to seven games, that winner-takes-all matchup would be held on April 30 in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE —Although the No. 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks do not know who they will face yet, the team is set to host its first Playoff game of the 2023 NBA postseason on the afternoon of Sunday, April 16.
As announced by the NBA’s communications team on Wednesday morning, the Milwaukee Bucks will play at 4:30 p.m. CST (5:30 EST). They will compete against the Eastern Conference’s No. 8 seed — either the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors or Miami Heat.
Through the NBA Play-In Tournament, the Bulls will visit Toronto on Wednesday night to decide who moves onto the final Play-In game against the Miami Heat. The winner of that matchup, slated for 6:00 p.m. CST on Friday night, will advance to play the Bucks in the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs.
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With the best record in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks earned home-court advantage for every round of the postseason. Boasting a 32-9 record at Fiserv Forum this season, which ties with the Boston Celtics for the best in the Eastern Conference, the road to the NBA Finals runs through Milwaukee.
The rest of the series schedule will be released in the near future as NBA leadership coordinates travel and broadcast schedules. Regardless of where the game is being shown, you can catch all of the Milwaukee Bucks’ postseason action by tuning into 620 WTMJ ahead of the tip-off.
Please note that the first Bucks playoff game of the season will air on TNT.
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