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Breaking down the Bucks’ 2018-19 Schedule


The NBA released its full schedule for the 2018-19 season Friday afternoon. A few days ago, it was announced the Bucks would play in their first Christmas game in 41 seasons.

Here are the notables for Milwaukee’s slate:

In total, the Bucks will play 18 games under the national setting– not including games on NBA TV. There will likely be more games added as the season progresses.

The Bucks open the season in Charlotte on October 17th before making their Fiserv Forum debut on October 19th against the Indiana Pacers. October and November are dominated by home games (13 home, 8 away).

Jabari’s official return to Milwaukee (not counting the preseason game on October 3rd) will be on November 16th. The Bulls make their additional trip up I-94 on November 28th.

December may be the toughest month of the season, as they travel to New York (twice), Toronto, Indiana, Cleveland, Detroit, Boston and Miami in addition to hosting Detroit, Golden State, Cleveland, New Orleans, New York and Brooklyn.

Other Notables

The Bucks have several lengthy roadtrips this season, including two five-game roadstands,– the max they had last year was four.

  • Early-November West Coast trip (6th-11th): at Portland, at Golden State, at LA Clippers, at Denver.
  • November homestand (14th-24th): vs. Memphis, vs. Chicago, vs. Denver, vs. Portland, vs. Phoenix, vs. San Antonio.
  • Mid-December Eastern Conference Marathon (12th-25th): at Indiana, at Cleveland, at Detroit, at Boston, at Miami, at New York. This trip includes a brief stop at home against New Orleans (19th), splitting these six road games in half.
  • Post-Christmas homestand (Dec. 27th-Jan. 7th): vs. New York, vs. Brooklyn, vs. Detroit, vs. Atlanta, vs. Toronto, vs. Utah.
  • January/February five-game trip (Jan. 27th-Feb. 4th): at Oklahoma City, at Detroit, at Toronto, at Washington, at Brooklyn.
  • West Coast trip + Chicago part two (Feb. 25th-Mar. 4th): at Chicago, at Sacramento, at LA Lakers, at Utah, at Phoenix.
  • Every other roadtrip is three games or less. Nonetheless, this Bucks team will be tested on the road a lot harder than last season, where they finished just 19-22.

Click here for the full schedule.

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