NBA: Eastern Conference playoff preview
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NBA: Eastern Conference playoff preview
Friday April 17th, 2015

Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Jamie Dinan said Chicago Bulls fans should not bother making the drive to Milwaukee for the first-round series between the two teams, Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel reports.

Dinan was part of the ownership group that purchased the Bucks for $550 million in April 2014.

Before the series tips off on Saturday in Chicago, Dinan taunted Chicago fans, promising that they are in for a long series.

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"I would say it's going to be a very long, long, lonely drive home to west Chicago after the games here," Dinan said. "That's my advice, OK. Stay home, because you're going to be really lonely and sad on that long ride home."

The Bucks lost three of four regular season games against the Bulls this season. Their lone win came at home on April 1, ending a nine-game home losing streak to the Bulls.

The Bucks and Bulls will play Game 1 in Chicago on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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