MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday released their 2012-13 schedule, which will get underway in Boston on Nov. 2 and open at the Bradley Center with a Nov. 3 matchup against Cleveland.
Along with seven other teams in the NBA next season, the Bucks will play in 22 back-to-back games, the most in the league, and on four occasions, they'll play on four of five nights a schedule that, at times, slightly resembles their 2011-12 lockout-shortened slate.
However, with no back-to-back-to-back games, as there were in that shortened lockout season, the Bucks' 82-game slate is arguably much more manageable than last year's 66-game schedule.
Some games sure to interest Bucks fans include two matchups against the NBA champion Miami Heat Dec. 29 and March 15 a March 30 meeting with last year's runner-ups, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and two home matchups against last year's Central Division champion Chicago Bulls on Nov. 24 and Jan. 30. Former Bucks center Andrew Bogut, who was traded...