NBA’s “March Madness,” has Badgers fans reminiscing as Bucks get set to play Magic
The first day of the NBA playoffs felt like March Madness in August with games all day long.
It continues today, as the Milwaukee Bucks prepare for their first-round matchup with the Orlando Magic.
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And while March Madness has its amazing games, the 1-vs.-16 seed matchups are not those, and neither will this series.
The NBA’s best team gets a severely depleted Magic, without budding star Jonathan Isaac, who blew out his ACL Aug. 2. Mo Bamba left the bubble for a health evaluation. And Aaron Gordon is questionable.
Speaking of March Madness, Gordon, if you remember 2014, was a freshman on a University of Arizona team that was eliminated by Frank Kaminsky’s Badgers in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament.
Gordon shot 3-for-11 but did have 18 rebounds. Kaminsky went for 28 and 11, as the Badgers squeaked out a 64-63 overtime win.
Wisconsin then lost to Kentucky in the Final Four 74-73, on an Aaron Harrison 3-pointer with 5.6 seconds left.
That’s how uninteresting this Bucks’ first-round matchup with the Magic is.
But, if Gordon does play, some high-flying dunks between him and Giannis Antetokounmpo will surely be seen.
TOP PHOTO: Arizona’s Aaron Gordon and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky during the a regional final NCAA college basketball tournament game, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)