(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM HOEHNE Associated Press Milwaukee Bucks coach Jim Boylan admits his team has a daunting task in taking on the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs.
The eighth-seeded Bucks open the Eastern Conference playoffs on the road Sunday against the NBA's defending champions.
''We've got a lot of young players and for many of them, this will be their first time in a playoff series, said Boylan, who replaced Scott Skiles as coach in early January. ''Facing the world champions is a daunting task. You're playing against a veteran, experienced, high-level championship team. Right off the bat, you know you've got your work cut out for you.''
And even that may be an understatement.
After beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in the finals last season, the Heat set a franchise record with 66 victories, including 37-4 in Miami, where they have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Behind LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, the Heat ran off a 27-gam...