The Milwaukee Bucks still won’t know their first-round NBA playoff opponent until Friday night after the play-in tournament is completed, but they now know when they’ll be playing on Sunday for Game 1.
The NBA released updated schedule information overnight Tuesday for the first games of every series on Saturday and Sunday.
Here’s what we know about the Bucks’ first-round playoff series, including the time, TV channel, livestream and more.
When do the Bucks play their first game in the playoffs?
The Bucks open the NBA playoffs at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where is the Bucks’ first playoff game?
Games 1 and 2 of the best-of-seven series will be at Fiserv Forum. Games 3 and 4 will be on the road. If necessary, Game 5 is at Fiserv Forum, Game 6 would be on the road, and Game 7 would be back at Fiserv Forum.
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Who will the Bucks play in the NBA playoffs first round?
That’s still not determined yet, but it will be one of three teams (Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors or Chicago Bulls).
The Atlanta Hawks became the No. 7 seed after they defeated the Heat in the first play-in game on Tuesday to officially enter the eight-team Eastern Conference bracket. The Hawks now play the No. 2-seeded Boston Celtics in the first round Saturday.
As the losers of the 7-8 play-in matchup, the Heat await the winner of Wednesday’s Toronto Raptors (9)-Chicago Bulls (10) play-in tournament game. The loser of the Raptors-Bulls game is eliminated. The winner of the Heat-Raptors/Bulls game, which will be played at 6 p.m. Friday, becomes the 8th seed and will play the Bucks in the first round.
What TV channel is the Bucks’ first playoff game on?
How can I livestream the Bucks playoff game on TNT?
You can stream TNT via the watch TNT app. TNT is available via streaming services such as Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, DirecTV Stream, YouTube TV and Spectrum TV Choice.
How can I listen to the Bucks playoff game on the radio?
WTMJ-AM (620) is the flagship home of the Bucks in Milwaukee; you can also listen to the statewide network outside of southeast Wisconsin. Here’s a list of all the radio stations.
Will there be a watch party in the Deer District for Game 1?
The Bucks will make that announcement later this week.
What is the Eastern Conference NBA playoffs bracket?
TBD (Heat, Raptors or Bulls) (8) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (1), 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16 (Game 1) – TNT
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