NBA Treating Bucks in First Round Like They’re The Devil Rays
In a surprise to no one, Milwaukee Bucks got the short-end of the stick when it comes to their playoff schedule. The reasons are pretty easy to see why this happened. First, the Bucks are a one seed playing a Magic team that has injuries piling up in the bubble. Second, they’re the Bucks, and even though Giannis is very popular, the casual fan doesn’t care too much about the Bucks yet. Regardless of these reasons, it still sucks to see the Bucks playing day games in three of their first four playoff games against the Orlando Magic. Here’s the Bucks’ schedule next week if you haven’t seen it.
- Tuesday, August 18th: Game 1: Magic vs. Bucks, 12:30 pm TNT
- Thursday, August 20th: Game 2: Magic vs. Bucks, 5:00 pm ESPN
- Saturday, August 22nd: Game 3: Bucks vs. Magic, 12:00 pm TNT
- Monday, August 24th: Game 4: Bucks vs. Magic, 12:30 pm NBATV
The one thing I’m worried about with this schedule more than anything else is the Bucks’ inability to play well during the day. They’re creatures of habit, and #DayGameBucks is a real thing. They struggled mightily during the day in the past, and in the only day game against Brookly in the bubble, Bucks started very slow. Coach Bud and crew needs to find a way to fix the #DayGameBucks feel in the next few days. Do you tell these guys to rework their sleep schedules for the next couple of weeks? If Bucks shitpump Orlando in Game 1, I’ll feel a lot better about things.
Does this suck for those who cannot watch from home? Definitely. And would a 3:00 pm Saturday game be better so we could have some friends over (Social distanced of course!) so everyone can crush beers? Yes. But then again, a noon game can mean bloody marys and the Bucks. With the NBA trying to fit a playoff schedule in a few weeks, this was bound to happen in the first round. By the second round, my guess is they’ll start around 3:00 pm.