The Milwaukee Bucks open the home portion of their 45th NBA season on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team announced today in conjunction with the release of the 2012-13 NBA regular season schedule. The home opener is the first of 21 weekend home games on the schedule for 2012-13. The Bucks start the season with a road game at Boston on Friday, Nov. 2.
Features of the Bucks 2012-13 regular season schedule include:
· The 2012 NBA Champion Miami Heat make two trips to the BMO Harris Bradley Center (Dec. 29, Mar. 15)
· Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City makes its lone Milwaukee appearance on Mar. 30
· 21 weekend home games (4 – Fri., 15 – Sat., 2 – Sun.)
· Two home match-ups against the Central Division Champion Chicago Bulls (Nov. 24, Jan. 30)
· A three-game home stand over the Christmas holiday featuring visits by Cleveland (Dec. 22), Brooklyn (Dec. 26) and Miami (Dec. 29)
· The lone BMO Harris Bradley Center appearance of the season by the Los Angeles Lakers on Mar. 28
The 2012-13 schedule features just three road trips of three games or more, including two four-game trips. In the first, the Bucks visit Toronto (Jan. 13), the L.A. Lakers (Jan. 15), Phoenix (Jan. 17) and Portland (Jan. 19). The second comes in the midst of a road-heavy finish to the season in which Milwaukee will play six of its final eight on the road, including a four-game Southeast Division swing with stops in Miami (Apr. 9), Orlando (Apr. 10), Atlanta (Apr. 12) and Charlotte (Apr. 13). The Bucks will host a season-long four-game homestand in late-March/early-April with visits from the L.A. Lakers (Mar. 28), Oklahoma City (Mar. 30), Charlotte (Apr. 1) and Minnesota (Apr. 3).
Bucks full season ticket plans for the 2012-13 season are available, including the unique “Back-2-Back” promotion in which fans can get two upper-level season tickets for free with the purchase of two lower-level seats in designated sections. All full- or half-season plans, including the “Back-2-Back” promotion, offer a number of benefits, including up to $400 in concessions cards for food and beverage, interest-free payment plans, exchange provisions and significant savings from individual game pricing. Complete season ticket information is available at Bucks.com/tickets (chat live with a Bucks Ticket Representative) 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/tickets.
Following the release of the 2012-13 schedule, the Bucks will also re-launch the popular Click ‘N Pick ticket package next Thursday, Aug. 2. Click ‘N Pick offers fans the opportunity to purchase tickets to ANY 10 (or more) games of their choice, and receive one game free from a list of 20 game choices. Click ‘N Pick purchasers receive a discount from individual game pricing, best available seating in their selected price category, playoff privileges and ticket exchange options. Existing Bucks Plan Holders will receive renewal information about their 2012-13 Click ‘N Pick plan options next week.
SCHEDULING NOTES: The Bucks will play each team in the Eastern Conference four times with the exception of New York (1 home, 2 road), Orlando (2 home, 1 road), Toronto (2 home, 1 road) and Washington (1 home, 2 road) … They will play each Western Conference team twice … The Bucks have 22 back-to-back sets (11 road/home, 6 home/road, 5 road/road) … The Bucks will open their season on the road for the 28th consecutive season (14-13 during that span) … SCHEDULE BY MONTH (HOME/ROAD): November (7/7), December (8/7), January (7/8), February (6/6), March (9/7) and April (4/6) … SCHEDULE BY DAY OF THE WEEK (HOME/ROAD): Sunday (2/4), Monday (4/4), Tuesday (5/6), Wednesday (10/12), Thursday (1/1), Friday (4/10) and Saturday (15/4).
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