Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Matchup With Raptors Set For First Round

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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as a first round matchup with the Toronto Raptors is officially set.

In this edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we look at the first round series matchup with Toronto becoming official, the decision to rest four key players for the regular season finale in Boston and a progress update on the new arena.

With the identity of Milwaukee’s first round opponent now locked in, the coming days will be dominated by analysis and buildup as excitement grows for postseason Bucks basketball.

If you don’t want to miss any of that, this column is a good place for you to start. Check in with us every morning as we recap anything you might have missed from us at Behind the Buck Pass on the previous day, as well as a selection of the best and most interesting pieces from elsewhere.

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Let’s get down to it:

Best of Behind The Buck Pass From 4/11/17

NBA Draft 2017 Prospect Watch: T.J. Leaf (read here): Our draft profiles continue as Reid Mueller takes a closer look at UCLA Bruins forward T.J. Leaf’s strengths and weaknesses.

Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways From Win Over Charlotte Hornets (read here): Ti Windisch reflected on Monday’s win over the Hornets, as he picked out his key takeaways from that game.

Milwaukee Bucks: Grades From 89-79 Win Over Charlotte Hornets (read here): Joe Osterndorf also looked back on that regular season home finale against Charlotte, grading the performances of the Bucks, Jason Kidd and the Hornets.

Best of Bucks Across The Internet From 4/11/17

Locked into No. 6 spot, Bucks to rest four players in finale (read here): Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Tony Snell and Matthew Dellavedova have stayed behind in Milwaukee to rest for the final game of the regular season, while an Atlanta Hawks win on Tuesday locked the Bucks in to a first round matchup with the Toronto Raptors.

“A lot of excitement:” Governor Walker tours Milwaukee Bucks arena site; shell is 45 percent complete (read here): Theo Keith of Fox6Now reports on Governor Scott Walker’s visit to the site of the new Bucks arena, where the exterior shell is now said to be close to halfway complete.

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That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.