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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons Playoff Schedule is Set

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Here’s how and when to tune in for the Bucks first round series

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After 82 games, much hand-wringing and a night of potential jockeying among the Eastern Conference’s bottom feeders, the Milwaukee Bucks first round playoff opponent is finally set: the Detroit Pistons. With a season sweep of their neighbors across the lake, the Bucks will be the prohibitive favorites to knock out Dwane Casey’s team in his first year at the helm. The fact that Blake Griffin is struggling with a late season injury only makes matters worse for the Motor City.

Once the seeds were set, the NBA released the official playoff schedule late last night. Here’s when the Bucks will play and where you’ll be able to watch those contests that are set in stone for the time being. As for which ones will also be on FS Wisconsin, I’m making an educated guess off of Jim Paschke’s tweet last night and presuming the only one exempt will be Game 3 on ESPN. I’ll update as needed if that changes.

Game 1 - Sun. April 14

  • Venue - Fiserv Forum
  • Tipoff - 6:00 PM
  • Television - TNT/FSWI

Game 2 - Wed. April 17

  • Venue - Fiserv Forum
  • Tipoff - 7:00 PM
  • Television - NBATV/FSWI

Game 3 - Sat. April 20

  • Venue - Little Caesars Arena
  • Tipoff - 7:00 PM
  • Television - ESPN

Game 4 - Mon. April 22

  • Venue - Little Caesars Arena
  • Tipoff - 7:00 PM
  • Television - TNT/FSWI

Game 5 (If necessary) - Wed. April 24

  • Venue - Fiserv Forum
  • Tipoff - TBD
  • Television - TBD

Game 6 (If necessary) - Fri. April 26

  • Venue - Little Caesars Arena
  • Tipoff - TBD
  • Television - TBD

Game 7 (If necessary) - Sun. April 28

  • Venue - Fiserv Forum
  • Tipoff - TBD
  • Television - TBD

There you have it folks, the complete breakdown of when the Bucks will hopefully have the pleasure of beating the snot out of the Pistons. Anyone else just a tad perturbed they had to have their first game coincide with the damn Game of Thrones premiere we’ve all been waiting for? Fans better hope they take care of business to avoid a second Sunday game just in case. Regardless, this is what we’ve been waiting all year for, the chance to see how this historic team will stack up when the Playoffs start. We’ll have plenty of series breakdown pieces coming through the start of the series. For now, let’s get hype.