Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Bucks Start Playoffs Saturday In Toronto

Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as the schedule is released for the first round of the playoffs.

In this edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we look at the upcoming playoff schedule, how the Bucks and Raptors match up, the continued awards cases for multiple Bucks, and more.

With the time and date now set, the playoffs feel very real for the Milwaukee Bucks, and the countdown is officially on until Saturday.

In the coming days and throughout the playoffs we’ll have all the analysis you could possibly need, and an easy way to stay on top of that comes in this column. Every morning, we’ll recap all of our work at Behind the Buck Pass from the previous day, as well as sharing a curated selection of pieces from elsewhere.

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Let’s get down to it:

Best of Behind The Buck Pass From 4/12/17

NBA Power Rankings: The Regular Season Finale (read here): Reid Mueller returns with the final edition of his league-wide power rankings, as some teams prepare for the playoffs, and the rest ready themselves for vacations.

NBA Draft 2017 Prospect Watch: Bam Adebayo (read here): In our latest draft profile, I took a closer look at the game of Kentucky big man Bam Adebayo, including how he might fit with the Bucks.

Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview: April 12 at Boston Celtics (read here): Ti Windisch looked ahead to the regular season finale, highlighting keys for both the Bucks and Celtics, and sharing our staff predictions.

Best of Bucks Across The Internet From 4/12/17

Bucks open playoffs Saturday against well-balanced Raptors (read here): Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the details of the playoff schedule for the Bucks, and the thoughts of Jason Kidd and Brad Stevens on the threat the Bucks can pose in the playoffs.

Series preview: Consistent Toronto Raptors face off against young, talented Milwaukee Bucks (read here): Sekou Smith of provides a detailed breakdown of the Bucks/Raptors series and makes his pick to advance to round two.

How the Milwaukee Bucks could upset the justifiably favored Toronto Raptors (read here): Raptors beat writer Eric Koreen of The Athletic outlines how the Bucks could prevail as a first round underdog, even if the Raptors remain the sensible pick to advance.

Celtics 112, Bucks 94: Reserves stay close until fourth quarter (read here): Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also reported from Boston on the action of Milwaukee’s 82nd game of the season, as the Bucks reserves gave a stellar display before falling short in the final minutes.

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo finishes breakout season in league of his own (read here): With the season officially completed, note Giannis Antetokounmpo’s achievements of being only the fifth player to lead their team in all five major statistical categories, and the first player in league history to finish in the top-20 in each of them too.

Stein’s Most Improved Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo  (read here): Marc Stein made his pick for the league’s Most Improved Player award, and as the majority of media members seem to be doing, he selected Giannis ahead of the likes of Nikola Jokic and Rudy Gobert.

Kia Rookie Ladder: In end, Malcolm Brogdon‘s impact was undeniable (read here): Scott Howard-Cooper’s final edition of his season long rookie ladder for, nominates Malcolm Brogdon as his pick for Rookie of the Year.

Why Malcolm Brogdon is the 2016-17 NBA Rookie of the Year (read here): Tom West of FanRag Sports also makes his case for why Brogdon is the deserving winner of this year’s award.

Next: Win In 6 Podcast #110: Searching For Playoff Form

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