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Milwaukee Bucks Facing Chicago Bulls in Round One of NBA Playoffs

Finally the dust has settled

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

After all the buzzers sounded, the jockeying concluded and the tanking ground to a halt, the Milwaukee Bucks (3 seed) have drawn the Chicago Bulls (6 seed) in round one of the NBA Playoffs. Thus ends the brain-breaking season of playoff seeding and tiebreakers.

Milwaukee had a chance to secure the two seed with a win Sunday, but opted for rest after already playing their starters on a back-to-back Thursday and Friday. Ducking the Nets people will say? Remind them that had the Bucks played their starters today and rested them Friday, we probably wouldn’t even hear that narrative. Regardless, the Bucks put it in the hands of the Celtics to decide their fate (and also rested their players last week vs. Milwaukee), who bested Memphis to get Milwaukee in the third slot.

They are taking on a Chicago Bulls squad that has limped to the finish line, going 3-7 in their last ten before the regular season finale against the Wolves. The Bucks beat Chicago all four times this year, and the series will be the first Playoff matchup between the division foes since the 2015 “tackling Mike Dunleavy” series Chicago won 4-2.

Stay tuned to Brew Hoop for more in-depth previews of the series as the week goes on.

And if you’re looking for an indication of how this matchup has gone lately, here are a few tidy stats.

There is no schedule announced as of this publication, but we will update when that’s released.