Fear the Deer: Bucks kick off round 2 of NBA Playoffs with Celtics on Sunday at noon
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks will face the Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA playoffs on Sunday, April 28 at noon at Fiserv Forum — according to a tweet from the Bucks on Wednesday afternoon, April 24.
According to a tweet posted by the Bucks on Wednesday evening, here’s the breakdown of the round 2 schedule (game times TBD):
- Game 1: Sunday, April 28 (Fiserv Forum)
- Game 2: Tuesday, April 30 (Fiserv Forum)
- Game 3: Friday, May 3 (TD Garden – Boston)
- Game 4: Monday, May 6 (TD Garden – Boston)
- Game 5 (if necessary): Wednesday, May 8 (Fiserv Forum)
- Game 6 (if necessary): Friday, May 10 (TD Garden – Boston)
- Game 7 (if necessary): Monday, May 13 (Fiserv Forum)
Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs
The Bucks swept the Detroit Pistons in the first round.
Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin in Game 4 on Monday, April 22. Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many fans headed toward the exits.
Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were on their way to another rout against Detroit.
Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Bucks beat Detroit 127-104 on Monday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001. The last time Milwaukee won a postseason series, the Bucks made it all the way to the conference finals. This year’s team isn’t there yet, but so far Milwaukee looks the part of the top seed in the East.
“I remember our first playoff series (in 2015),” Antetokounmpo said. “Chicago, the last game, Game 6, they beat us by 50 or something insane. But where we were and where we are right now, it’s been an unbelievable journey.”
Milwaukee closed the third quarter with a 17-3 run, taking a 10-point lead into the fourth after the Pistons had led much of the way. Detroit set an NBA record with its 14th consecutive playoff loss, a skid that began in 2008.