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Top 10 Milwaukee Bucks Games to Circle on Your Calendar for 2014-15

Top 10 Milwaukee Bucks Games to Circle on Your Calendar for 2014-15

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On Wednesday, the NBA released the schedules for all 30 teams. Having the worst record in the league last season, many fans may not be interested in what’s in store for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2014-15. However, I beg to differ. The upcoming season is a clean slate, with plenty of reasons to be excited about Bucks basketball. Here’s a look at the top 10 games every Milwaukee fan should circle on their calendar for 2014-15.

10. Charlotte Hornets 10/29

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10. Charlotte Hornets 10/29

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It’s only appropriate to start this list off with the first game of the season. The Bucks will take on the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 29 to kick it off. Even though Milwaukee starts the season on the road, it’s still a game fans must tune in to support the team right out of the gate.

9. Atlanta Hawks 12/27

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9. Atlanta Hawks 12/27

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Not too long ago, the Bucks and Atlanta Hawks had a decent rivalry going. That ended when both teams began to falter due to roster changes and overall poor play. Hopefully, the rivalry can be reignited in 2014-15 as both teams are supposed to be better. Milwaukee and Atlanta will play each other in back-to-back games following Christmas Day. The contest on Dec. 27 just so happens to be at home.

8. New York Knicks 4/10

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8. New York Knicks 4/10

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If the Bucks want any shot of making the playoffs, they must win the important games down the stretch. There’s no doubt the New York Knicks will be a good team this season, which is why it’s imperative Milwaukee puts forth a solid performance against them with only four games left on the regular season schedule. For all we know, the contest on April 10 could decide seeding in the Eastern Conference.

7. Indiana Pacers 11/4

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7. Indiana Pacers 11/4

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Milwaukee’s first matchup against the Indiana Pacers, a division rival that is expected to be good once again, will take place in Indiana on Nov. 4. This will be a good opportunity for the Bucks to show the Pacers they aren’t threatened by their superior talent.

6. Cleveland Cavaliers 4/8

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6. Cleveland Cavaliers 4/8

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If you miss LeBron James and Co. when the Cleveland Cavaliers visit Milwaukee on Mar. 22, the last chance you will have to see them is on Apr. 8, unless the Bucks face them in the postseason. James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving are sure to be an excited bunch to watch. Not to mention, it will be interesting to see the Bucks play in front of a large crowd at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

5. San Antonio Spurs 3/18

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5. San Antonio Spurs 3/18

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The defending NBA champions take on the Bucks in Milwaukee on Mar. 18. Regardless of how well the San Antonio Spurs are in 2014-15, which I’m going to imagine they will be good, it will be fun for fans to get a glimpse at Tim Duncan. For all we know, it could be the legendary basketball player’s last season. Along with that, watching the Milwaukee stack up against a quality opponent will be fun to see.

4. Brooklyn Nets 4/12

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4. Brooklyn Nets 4/12

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Jason Kidd will get one last chance at revenge against the team he coached last season. On top of that, the Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets could be fighting for a playoff spot. With April 12 being the third to last game of the season, it could be a very intriguing matchup. If the Bucks are in contention, I fully expect the Bradley Center to be rocking.

3. Oklahoma City Thunder 11/11

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3. Oklahoma City Thunder 11/11

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The Oklahoma City Thunder will be considered one of the favorites to contend for an NBA championship this upcoming season, which is why fans should flock to see them play. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are one of the most exciting duos in the league. If anything, the Thunder’s quickness and athleticism will be a great test for Milwaukee.

2. Chicago Bulls 11/5

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2. Chicago Bulls 11/5

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There’s always a raucous crowd at the Bradley Center when the Chicago Bulls come to town. The first chance the Bucks will get at defeating their division rival will be on Nov. 5. With Wisconsin and Chicago sports fans constantly competing, there’s no question there will be plenty at stake during this contest.

1. Cleveland Cavaliers 12/2

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1. Cleveland Cavaliers 12/2

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Milwaukee’s first look at Cleveland (aside from the preseason) will be on Dec. 2. This matchup will tell Bucks fans what kind of team they have in 2014-15. If the Bucks can handle themselves against arguably the most talented team in the NBA, then maybe they have a shot at pulling off something special this season.