Bucks 2014-15 slate includes lengthy mid-season home stay

Rookie Jabari Parker and Milwaukee will face the New York Knicks at London’s The O2 Arena on Jan. 15, in one of 2014-15's most intriguing Bucks matchups.

John Locher

For the 30th consecutive season, the Bucks will open on the road.

Jabari Parker will make his regular-season NBA debut Oct. 29 when Milwaukee begins the 2014-15 season in Charlotte against the Hornets. The Bucks will host the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, Oct. 31st for the home opener at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The Bucks will face every team in the Eastern Conference four times with the exception of Boston, Charlotte, Toronto and Washington. Milwaukee faces each Western Conference team twice, one game at home and one on the road.

LeBron James, Kevin Love and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers come to Milwaukee twice (March 22, April 8), while the defending champion San Antonio Spurs play at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 18.

The first meeting between Parker and first-overall pick Andrew Wiggins will come in Minnesota on Nov. 26, while the Timberwolves visit Milwaukee on Jan. 9.

Milwaukee will face the New York Knicks at London’s The O2 Arena on Jan. 15, as the Bucks will travel overseas after playing in Chicago on Jan. 10. Following their first-ever overseas contest, the Bucks return home to take on Toronto on Jan. 19.

The Bucks will play back-to-back games 21 times in the 2014-15 season, with the first set coming at Indiana on Nov. 4 and a home game against Chicago on Nov. 5.

The NBA’s All-Star break is extended this year, as the Bucks will have eight days off. Milwaukee’s longest homestand of the season is a five-game stretch before and after the break.

Two of the Bucks’ 82 contests (Dec. 29 at Charlotte and Jan. 15 against New York in London) will be broadcast nationally on NBA TV, while Milwaukee is not currently scheduled to appear on ESPN, ABC or TNT.

Milwaukee’s television schedule on FOX Sports Wisconsin will be announced soon.

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