MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks open their 48th season in the NBA on Wednesday evening, October 28th with a matchup against the New York Knickerbockers. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Bucks provided the following facts about this season opener:
- Wednesday’s game marks the first season opener at home for the Bucks since the 1984-85 campaign when Milwaukee defeated Chicago 108-106 behind Terry Cummings’ 34 points. Milwaukee has had 30 consecutive years with season openers on the road.
- Milwaukee is 25-22 in season opening games, with a 5-4 record at home and 20-18 record on the road.
- The Bucks’ last home opening contest vs. the Knicks tipped off the 1982-83 campaign. Milwaukee defeated New York 108-106 on Oct. 30 as former Bucks forward and current TV broadcaster Marques Johnson poured in 17 points to help seal the victory.
All fans in attendance at the game Wednesday will receive a free Bucks rally towel courtesy of BMO Harris Bank. A limited number of tickets are still available and can be purchased at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Box Office, through Ticketmaster (1-800-4NBA-TIX) or on Bucks.com.
Reminder about new security screening procedures for Bucks games
NBA Arena Security has implemented new standards this season, with walk-through metal detectors (WTMD) serving as the primary method of fan screening at all NBA games.
In order to increase the efficiency of this important and necessary process, fans should keep the following in mind before they arrive at the arena entrance:
- Minimize the number of personal items they bring to the game.
- Remove from their clothing and belongings all items that may trigger a WTMD alarm.
- Hold those items visibly in their hand or, as a better option, place them on the divesting table for inspection. In most cases, security screeners will have plastic bins into which those items can be placed while fans walk through the WTMD.
- If the WTMD alarm sounds, fans will be subject to a secondary screening which may slow their entry into the arena.