Bucks 2009-10 Regular Season Schedule Announced


Bucks Announce 2009-10 Regular Season Schedule

Home opener Saturday, October 31 vs. Detroit at 7:30 p.m
Team opens season on road October 30 at Philadelphia

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The Milwaukee Bucks open the home portion of their 42nd NBA season on Saturday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. against their Central Division rivals, Detroit, the team announced today in conjunction with the release of the 2009-10 NBA regular season schedule. The home opener is the first of 22 weekend home games on the schedule for 2009-10. The Bucks start the season on the road at Philadelphia on Friday, October 30 as they open with a road/home back-to-back set.

Bucks fans can get a good, early look at the 2009-10 club as they have a season-high six-game home stand that runs from November 7-20 and brings New York, Denver, Golden State, Dallas, New Jersey and Charlotte to town. The Eastern Conference Champion Orlando Magic make their lone visit of the season during Thanksgiving Weekend, Saturday, November 28, while the NBA Champion L.A. Lakers come to town on Wednesday, December 16. Central Division foes LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in Milwaukee on Sunday, December 6 (2:00 p.m.), and Saturday, March 6.

Milwaukee will host two long home stands in March. The first is a four-game set from March 6-14 featuring Clevevland, Boston, Utah and Indiana. The second home stand is the second-longest of the season at five games. Atlanta, Philadelphia, Miami, Memphis and the L.A. Clippers will all visit the Bradley Center in that string.

The 2009-10 schedule features five road trips of three or more games, with the first coming November 21-27 with Milwaukee traveling to Memphis, San Antonio, New Orleans and Oklahoma City. The longest road swing of the season comes in January where a six-game trip sends the team to the L.A. Lakers, Phoenix, Portland, Golden State, Utah and Houston from January 10-18. The remaining three-game trips are February 1-5 (Miami, Orlando and New York), February 25-28 (Indiana, Miami and Atlanta) and March 17-20 (L.A. Clippers, Sacramento and Denver).

Once again this season, weekday home games will start at 7:00 p.m. and all but one of the Friday/Saturday games will start at 7:30 p.m. The Saturday, November 28 Magic-Bucks home game will begin at 8:00 p.m. Milwaukee’s three Sunday home games will be played on December 6 vs. Cleveland at 2:00 p.m., March 14 vs. Indiana at 12:00 p.m. and March 28 vs. Memphis at 2:00 p.m.

Bucks season ticket plans for the 2009-10 season are on sale now. Specially reduced sidecourt lower-level locations and Buy One-Get One Free lower-level locations highlight the variety of options. Purchases of full- or half-season plans offer a number of benefits, free parking, up to a $400 value concession card for free food and beverage, and exchange provisions. Complete season ticket information is available at Bucks.com or by calling (414) 227-0500. A complete 3-D seating chart that features a display of all season ticket locations is also available at Bucks.com.

SCHEDULING NOTES: The Bucks will play each team in the Eastern Conference four times with the exception of Atlanta (2 home, 1 road), New York, (1 home, 2 road), Orlando (1 home, 2 road) and Toronto (2 home, 1 road) … They will play each Western Conference team twice … The Bucks have 22 back-to-back sets (13 road/home, 4 home/road, 5 road/road) … The Bucks will open their season on the road for the 25th consecutive season (14-10 during that span) … Milwaukee is 21-20 all-time in road openers and 29-12 in home openers … The Bucks have won five of their last six home openers … SCHEDULE BY MONTH (HOME/ROAD): October (1/1), November (8/6), December (7/7), January (6/9), February (5/9), March (10/5) and April (4/4) … SCHEDULE BY DAY OF THE WEEK (HOME/ROAD): Sunday (3/2), Monday (4/7), Tuesday (3/6), Wednesday (12/8), Thursday (0/1), Friday (4/13) and Saturday (15/4).