The home opener will be held two days later on Oct. 20 against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Yep, that’s the top two seeds of last year’s Eastern Conference in back-to-back games to open up the Bucks’ 50th anniversary season.
The matchup against the Cavs begins a four-game home stand — the longest of the season, in fact — against the Trail Blazers, Hornets and Celtics (yes, again).
To celebrate their 50th anniversary as a franchise, the Bucks are hosting one regular-season game at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena — formerly known as the MECCA, Milwaukee’s original home from 1968 to 1988. The date of the game will be “announced soon,” according to the Bucks Twitter page.
The ‘Return To The MECCA’ game will be announced soon!!