The Milwaukee Bucks are hoping to reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974 when the season restarts in Orlando next month.
Before the playoffs start, though, the Bucks will face a tough eight-game schedule to finish the regular season that will see them face many of the teams they’ll need to beat to win the Eastern Conference.
Milwaukee’s first game will be July 31st against the Boston Celtics. So far the teams have split the two games this season and the Celtics enter the restart as the No. 3 seed in the East, 9.5 games behind top-seeded Milwaukee.
The Bucks will then face the Houston Rockets on August 2nd, who they beat in Houston in the season opener. Then it’s the Brooklyn Nets on August 4th before taking on Miami on August 6th. The Heat have beaten the Bucks twice this season.
The Bucks will then finish the final four games against the defending NBA Champions the Toronto Raptors, along with two teams fighting for playoff spots in Washington and Memphis. They’ll also see the Dallas Mavericks who are trying to move up in the Western Conference seeding.
The Milwaukee Bucks enter the restart 6.5 games up on the Raptors for the No. 1 seed in the East.