MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks will host the NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks on Dec. 15 and the Miami Heat on Feb. 15 and March 22 as part of the NBA schedule released Tuesday.
The Bucks' home opener will be against the New York Knicks on Saturday, Nov. 5 as the first of 17 weekend home games on the 2011-12 schedule.
Milwaukee begins the season on the road for the 27th consecutive year with games against San Antonio on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Charlotte on Friday, Nov. 4.
The NBA released its schedule despite a current lockout after the league's collective bargaining agreement expired June 30.
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