Bucks announce first-round playoff schedule

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 3: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots the ball against the Boston Celtics on April 3, 2018 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Bucks get the injury-depleted Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.

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Game 1 gets underway at noon on Sunday, April 15 in Boston, followed by a second road game on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m.

The Bucks return home on Friday, April 20 at 8:30 p.m. for Game 3, then host Game 4 on Sunday, April 22 at 12 p.m.

Game 5, if necessary, will take place in Boston on Tuesday, April 24, followed by Game 6 in Milwaukee on Thursday, April 26 and Game 7 in Boston on Saturday, April 28.

The two teams split a four-game season series. The Bucks knocked off the Celtics on the road in their season opener, then lost to Boston a few weeks later in Milwaukee. The Celtics won in Boston in December, while the Bucks took their final meeting of the season at home.

Some of the Celtics’ best players are out for the season, including Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Marcus Smart.