Have you noticed that the Milwaukee Bucks jerseys clashed with the home court at Fiserv Forum? Down the stretch of the regular season, Milwaukee has played on its “Gathering Place” court for every home game. The court was designed to be played on when the Bucks wore blue City Edition jerseys for Wednesday home games.
A snafu required Milwaukee to play every home game on the court for nearly two months.
For those curious about the use of the blue court: We need to make a few repairs to the Bucks’ primary court, so we’re switching to the Gathering Place court until further notice. We look forward to having our primary court back soon.
— Dustin Godsey (@dgodz) February 24, 2023
On February 24th, Bucks Chief Marketing Officer Dustin Godsey announced that there had been some damage to Milwaukee’s primary court.
“For those curious about the use of the blue court: We need to make a few repairs to the Bucks’ primary court, so we’re switching to the Gathering Place court until further notice. We look forward to having our primary court back soon.” – Milwaukee Bucks CMO Dustin Godsey
Since then, MVP candidate Giannis Antetekounmpo and company have not played on their usual court with Milwaukee’s deer head logo and green accents. Despite the difference in appearance, Milwaukee’s home-court advantage never wavered. The Bucks finished tied with the Boston Celtics for the best home record in the NBA Eastern Conference at 32-9.
Milwaukee Bucks CMO Dustin Godsey Makes Announcement Ahead of NBA Playoffs
The Milwaukee Bucks begin play in the NBA Playoffs on Sunday, April 16th. With the playoffs quickly approaching, fans have been asking when the Bucks’ primary home court will return. Inquisitive fans finally got an answer via Godsey’s Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon.
We're in the home stretch. We'll play games 1 and 2 on blue and then, assuming no unforeseen circumstances, we'll be on green the remainder of the postseason. https://t.co/AatXH4NQEr
— Dustin Godsey (@dgodz) April 11, 2023
Although the green court will not be installed at Fiserv Forum to begin the playoffs, it will return very soon.
“We’re in the home stretch. We’ll play games 1 and 2 on blue and then, assuming no unforeseen circumstances, we’ll be on green the remainder of the postseason.” – Godsey
If the Milwaukee Bucks defeat their first-round opponent in a sweep, the green court will make its triumphant reappearance in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Otherwise, Milwaukee will play on their primary court for the first time since February in game five of the first round.
The Bucks’ first-round opponent will be determined by the results of the NBA Play-In Tournament. Tonight, the Atlanta Hawks play at the Miami Heat at 6:30 PM Central. Whichever team loses that game, which will be televised on TNT, will play the winner of the game played between the Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls tomorrow night. The winner of that third game, which will be played on Friday, April 14th, will advance to play Milwaukee in the first round.
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