Milwaukee Bucks' schedule released

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By Charles F. Gardner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The reshaped Milwaukee Bucks will open the 2013-’14 season against Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks on Oct. 30 at Madison Square Garden.

The Bucks begin with a two-game trip to New York and Boston before opening at home Nov. 2 against the Toronto Raptors.

It will mark the 29th consecutive season the Bucks have opened on the road.

Point guards Brandon Jennings and Brandon Knight, who swapped places in a trade last week, will meet Nov. 25 at the Palace of Auburn Hills as the Bucks play the Pistons to open Thanksgiving week.

Jennings’ first appearance at the BMO Harris Bradley Center is scheduled for Dec. 4, and the Pistons also play in Milwaukee on Jan. 22.

Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls will play in Milwaukee on Dec. 13 and Jan. 10, while the Los Angeles Lakers make their annual visit on March 27.

The defending league champion Miami Heat will have just one trip to Milwaukee this season, an appearance on March 29, a Saturday night.

The Bucks’ longest homestand is a six-game stretch beginning Feb. 8 against Houston and Dwight Howard and concluding Feb. 22 against Indiana.

Milwaukee is on the road for a large portion of March, playing seven away games in an eight-game stretch.

The Bucks will play at Miami both early and late in the season, with a Nov. 12 date against the Heat and an April 2 date.

New Bucks guard O.J. Mayo will square off against his old team, and former Milwaukee guard Monta Ellis will do the same when Dallas plays Nov. 9 at the Bradley Center during the first homestand.

Bucks fans will get their chance to see Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in Brooklyn uniforms when the Nets visit on Dec. 7 and March 1.

Former Bucks center Andrew Bogut, who did not play when Golden State visited Milwaukee last season, is back with the Warriors on Jan. 7.

Western Conference champion San Antonio will play in Milwaukee on Dec. 11.

The Bucks have 19 home weekend dates, including 15 Saturday nights, three Friday nights and one Sunday matinee.

They will play 13 Wednesday night home dates.

The Bucks will play each Eastern Conference team four times with the exception of Atlanta, Brooklyn, Miami and Philadelphia.

Bucks MVP season-ticket plans are available at bucks.com/tickets or by calling 414-227-0500.

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