Milwaukee Bucks: Ranking 5 games to circle on 2021-22 schedule

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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker
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Game 2 — Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns, February 10, 2022

Many will argue that the schedule makers made a grave mistake not having the team play the Phoenix Suns on Christmas Day, and they would have a point. Of course, the Bucks ended their 50-year title drought in a six-game matchup with the Suns, and fans are anxious to see more of these two teams go at it.

Seeing it on a heightened stage on one of the association’s biggest days would have been a welcome sight, but it appears that fans will have to settle for this February 10 matchup instead. The Bucks will hit the road to take on the Suns in the Footprint Center, where arguably one of the most iconic plays in NBA Finals history took place when Holiday ripped the basketball away from Phoenix guard Devin Booker and threw it up for Antetokounmpo to throw down a vicious dunk in the closing moments of Game 5.

Those Suns fans in the arena should certainly be vibrant as the Bucks hit the floor, and while the environment will not be hostile, the atmosphere will be daunting. On the floor, Booker proved to be one of the best young stars in the league throughout that last playoff run, which remains the case even after losing the series against Milwaukee, obviously. Chris Paul is still one of the best floor generals of all time and will be back in the fold next season after inking a massive contract extension during the offseason.

Be sure to catch the first matchup between the Bucks and Suns since the Finals on February 10 at 9:00 p.m. CST on TNT.