Milwaukee Bucks: 23 Nationally televised games on the schedule

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It is here! The Milwaukee Bucks 2022-2023 season schedule has been released, a mini holiday for Bucks fans. Now all the family day trips, vacations, and possibly even a holiday get together can be finalized! There will be plenty of opportunities to catch our Bucks in action in person or on the big screen for your viewing pleasure.

The 82 game schedule features 23 nationally televised games; nine each on ESPN and TNT plus five more on ABC. That is tied with the 76ers for fourth most in the NBA, trailing only the Boston Celtics, with 25, in the Eastern Conference. The Lakers have 27 and the Warriors 30, in the Western Conference. There will also be nine more games aired on NBATV.  A classic match up on Christmas Day is another major highlight of the upcoming season!

The Bucks preseason is five games long and starts on October 1st with a home game against Memphis. They then play a two game series in Atlanta on the 6th and 8th. The final two preseason games will be back to back on the 11th and 12th, first in Chicago and then at home against Brooklyn, for the final tune up.

Milwaukee’s season kicks off at 6:30 PM Central Time on TNT October 20 in a much anticipated match up in Philadelphia, taking on Joel Embiid, James Harden and the Sixers! The Bucks open up with their longest home stand of the season. The Fiserv Forum home opener is 7:00 PM on October 22 versus the Houston Rockets. That game is followed up by another nationally televised game when the Brooklyn Nets visit Milwaukee on October 26th.

November’s schedule has a bit of an oddity with no games scheduled on a Tuesday or Thursday and only one game each on a Saturday or Sunday. The highlights of the month are two ESPN games; November 4th in Minnesota and November 18th in Philadelphia. It is also worth noting that the NBA has deliberately not scheduled any games on November 8th, voting day.

December starts with the Lakers visiting Milwaukee on the 2nd for an ESPN matchup. The first half of the month features two more nationally televised games: at Dallas on the 9th, and a clash with the defending Champion Golden State Warriors on TNT, December 13th. The end of December sees the Bucks embark on their lonest road trip of the season. A five game road trip that is highlighted by a 4:00 PM Christmas Day meeting with the defending Eastern Conference Champion Celtics in Boston.

The Bucks will be playing on TNT three straight Thursdays to start the month of February. The first week in they will be in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers. Week two sees the other Los Angeles team, LeBron and the Lakers, coming to Milwaukee, and the third week has Chicago in Milwaukee, a game that is sure to be full of tension. However, that third week also has the Bucks traveling to Boston for a fourth appearance in three weeks on TNT. While Milwaukee only has ten games in the month of February, they actually have two more nationally televised games, the 24th when Miami visits Milwaukee on ESPN and on ABC on the 26th when the Suns come to town. That’s six out of 10 games on the big stage, for anyone keeping count.

March has four marquee games. On the 4th the Bucks and Philadelphia have their third nationally televised game, this time on ABC and, finally, in Milwaukee! The next Thursday the Nets travel to Milwaukee for a TNT match up. Two days later the Bucks visit Golden State to play the Warriors on ABC. The final day of March features Boston and Milwaukee in a rematch at Fiserv Forum.

The season ends with a bang! There are only five games in April, but all five could have Playoff implications! April 2nd we battle one last time in the regular season with Philadelphia in Milwaukee. After a quick trip to DC on the 4th to take on the Wizards, and Wisconsin draft pick Johnny Davis. The Bucks return home the next night to take on the Bulls on ESPN. April 7th is the Final regular season home game on NBATV versus Memphis. Milwaukee’s final game of the season is April 9th in Toronto.

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What a season this is shaping up to be! The road to the next NBA Championship in Milwaukee is set. The time is now to look over the schedule and see where you are going to take part in the journey.