'So much energy:' Bucks fans cheer on team until the final horn
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Even with capacity limits, Bucks fans turned out to the Deer District Tuesday to cheer on their team.
They wanted to watch their team try and keep a roller coaster season going.
“It’s something to bring everybody together during these times you know? Something we can all relate to and enjoy watching together,” said Bucks fan Zack Henderson.
“So much energy,” said Justin Green, vice president of hospitality for the Milwaukee Bucks.
He says even though COVID has limited fans' ability to watch and cheer on their team, there is still a lot of excitement.
“I think the energy is still the same,” said Henderson, “to be able to come in, be at a playoff game, people are excited and they’re bringing that energy.”
But not many fans thought they’d see their team in this position struggling for their playoff lives.
“I don’t think anyone saw this coming,” said Henderson. “Part of that has to with just the fact that they don’t have the fans there, I think that factors in a little bit, they can’t feed off the energy,” he said.
It’s just another in a long list of things that are very different about a 2020 season where fans had to watch the team in a bubble, instead of in the stands.
“I didn’t last year and I was excited, ‘Oh lets go to a Bucks game this year,’ and I can’t go,” said Bucks fan Corrine Kern.
The Bucks fans we talked to were disappointed in the loss Tuesday, but knew it would be hard to win without Giannis playing, who was out with an injured ankle.
Fans who are looking forward to next year, are hoping the games are back at Fiserv Forum.