Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Bucks eager to get second round underway

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as the Bucks eagerly await Sunday’s Game 1 against the Celtics.

In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we hear about the Bucks’ extended wait for Game 1 against the Celtics, Ersan Ilyasova‘s charge taking, Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s growing popularity, and much more.

The wait is now almost over for Milwaukee, with just 24 hours remaining until they get their first second round series since 2001 underway at Fiserv Forum. With the first round set to conclude on Saturday night, the Bucks’ second round schedule should become clearer in terms of tip-off times very soon too.

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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories.

Best of Behind the Buck Pass From 4/26/19

Milwaukee Bucks: What can be learned from last year’s Celtics series?: Jordan Treske reflected on last year’s first round matchup with Boston to see if anything should be taken from it heading into their upcoming rematch.

Milwaukee Bucks: Comparing the benches of the Bucks and Celtics: Rohan Katti took a closer look at the second unit options for Milwaukee and Boston, and how they may influence the outcome of the series.

Milwaukee Bucks: George Hill’s ever-growing importance to playoff campaign: I wrote about George Hill‘s excellent recent play, and how important he may prove to be against the Celtics.

Best of Bucks Around the Internet From 4/26/19

The Bucks are itching to play but have a long break between rounds. Relief is on the way.: Ben Steele of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spoke to the Bucks’ players and coaches about dealing with the six-day rest between their first and second round series.

How Stormy Daniels made the NBA’s Greek Freak famous ($): Ben Cohen of the Wall Street Journal wrote about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s continued rise in national popularity, and how his segment on 60 minutes further fueled his legend.

The Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova is always willing to take charge. Literally.: Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spoke to Ersan Ilyasova about his legendary charge-taking ability, and the toll it takes on him physically.

Giannis Antetokounmpo may be the NBA MVP, but here are nine times he was the MVP off the court: Sophie Carson of USA Today wrote about the good work Giannis Antetokounmpo does away from the court, which makes him such a popular figure with fans around the world..

Next: Milwaukee Bucks: Brook Lopez will force tough Celtics decisions

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