The Milwaukee Bucks will host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in their regular season home opener October 20th. It’s the first game of the BMO (bee mo) Harris Bradley Center’s final season — and it’s part of an N-B-A “Opening Week” package on E-S-P-N designed to stretch out the players’ load throughout the 82 game campaign. Teams will have fewer back to back game nights and situations with four games in five nights, in which coaches have been criticized for resting key players who are not injured while fans pay big money to miss their favorites. The league also announced a Christmas Day schedule in which the Bucks were left out again. The rest of the N-B-A schedule will be announced later, and it will include a game in which the Bucks will play in their old eleven-thousand-seat arena as part of the team’s 50th season.