The Milwaukee Bucks have known they will be taking on the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference’s first round for a while. The schedule is now set, with Game One happening on Tuesday from Walt Disney World. Milwaukee swept the regular season series, with the closest game being a December contest where the Bucks won by nine. It doesn’t appear competitive on paper, and that is before considering the injury situation with the Magic. Power forward Jonathan Isaac is lost for the rest of the season after an ACL tear. Center Mo Bamba is out as well, and point guard Michael Carter-Williams was hobbling in a boot as of Thursday.
Milwaukee must contend with lackluster play since the restart, although that can be contributed to the fact the Bucks had sewn up the conference already. Their record is the best in basketball, and that was never really in doubt the past three weeks.