This Bucks team will feel like they've unfinished playoff business, as their last taste of post-season action came in a spirited, but heartbreaking defeat to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 last season.
The Bucks are the only team in the postseason with an interim coach, and Joe Prunty will have to prove himself against coaching wizard Brad Stevens.
Standing in their way will be the Boston Celtics.
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Zidane added: "To be honest I think it is disgraceful, upsetting and deceptive". Nobody can change the history of this club, what it has achieved.
The Bucks are implementing a "blackout" of the BMO Harris Bradley Center during their series with Boston, wearing black, using their black "Fear the Deer" court and encouraging fans to wear black, giving away black t-shirts for games three and four.
Because of injuries to players like Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart, others like Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown all will be relied on heavily against Milwaukee. Perhaps head coach Brad Stevens was anxious about Middleton getting into the act of shooting too quickly to execute a foul before making a three-shot endeavor.
With all of that in mind, let's take a closer look at the action ahead, and see which team can prevail in Sunday's Game 1. Seldom has Milwaukee been at full strength this season, but health is nary a worry at the moment this postseason. Now, we'll see if that translates to a much bigger stage.