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How To Watch: The Marquette Guys In The 2020 NBA Playoffs First Round

You know you want to see these former MU stars fighting to advance to the conference semifinals.

Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images

Not gonna lie to you: I greatly enjoyed the 2020 NBA Restart in the Walt Disney World bubble. There was basketball! It was good! It had exciting moments and the pace was pretty exciting with lots of high scoring games.

And now it’s time for the playoffs!

Because that’s how the whole thing was designed to work in the first place, all three NBA teams with a former Marquette star on the roster that headed to Disney World are in the playoffs. I don’t think we need to get into the weeds of the details about each team and MU guy that we did when resetting the table at the beginning of the restart, so we’ll keep it nice and simple here. The team, their record, their seed, their Marquette connection, and their schedule.

A note for you: These games are still subject to local broadcasts unless the game is on ABC. So, if you live on one of the three local areas here — like, say, Milwaukee — please figure out your local television partner for the local squad and go from there.

Milwaukee Bucks

Record: 56-17
Seed: #1 in the Eastern Conference
Marquette Guy: Wesley Matthews

Here’s the schedule for their series against #8 seed Orlando Magic.

Bucks/Magic Playoff Schedule

Game Date Time (CT) Television
Game Date Time (CT) Television
1 vs Orlando Tuesday, August 18 12:30 PM TNT
2 vs Orlando Thursday, August 20 5:00 PM ESPN
3 "at" Orlando Saturday, August 22 12:00 PM TNT
4 "at" Orlando Monday, August 24 12:30 PM NBA TV
5 vs Orlando Saturday, August 29 2:30 PM ESPN
6 "at" Orlando If Necessary If Necessary
7 vs Orlando If Necessary If Necessary

Los Angeles Clippers

Record: 49-23
Seed: #2 in the Western Conference
Marquette Guy: Head coach Doc Rivers

Here’s their schedule for their series against #7 seed Dallas Mavericks.

Clippers/Mavericks Playoff Schedule

Game Date Time (CT) Television
Game Date Time (CT) Television
1 vs Dallas Monday, August 17 8:00 PM ESPN
2 vs Dallas Wednesday, August 19 8:00 PM TNT
3 "at" Dallas Friday, August 21 8:00 PM TNT
4 "at" Dallas Sunday, August 23 2:30 PM ABC
5 vs Dallas Tuesday, August 25 8:00 PM TNT
6 "at" Dallas Sunday, August 30 2:30 PM ESPN
7 vs Dallas If Necessary If Necessary

Miami Heat

Record: 44-29
Seed: #5 in the Eastern Conference
Marquette Guys: Jimmy Butler & Jae Crowder

Here’s the schedule for their series against #4 seed Indiana Pacers.

Heat/Pacers Playoff Schedule

Game Date Time (CT) Television
Game Date Time (CT) Television
1 "at" Indiana Tuesday, August 18 3:00 PM TNT
2 "at" Indiana Thursday, August 20 12:00 PM ESPN
3 vs Indiana Saturday, August 22 2:30 PM TNT
4 vs Indiana Monday, August 24 5:30 PM TNT
5 "at" Indiana Wednesday, August 26 If Necessary If Necessary
6 vs Indiana Friday, August 28 If Necessary If Necessary
7 "at" Indiana Sunday, August 30 If Necessary If Necessary