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Bucks fever runs high at season home opener

Posted at 11:22 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 11:20:11-04

MILWAUKEE — Fans remain steadfast that the Milwaukee Bucks will have another successful season despite a loss in overtime to the Miami Heat on Saturday.

"We're stronger. Last year was last year, it's a new beginning, don't compare the old with the new," said fan Michael Cornelius.

The energy was high in the Deer District leading up to the mid-afternoon game. Inside, tip off was preceded by a light show with pyrotechnics and performers.

On the court, fans saw a familiar face--Tyler Herro. The Whitnall High School alum dropped UW-Madison to play for Kentucky. Now the 19-year-old plays for the Miami Heat.

"It's always nice to get home," Herro said. "I try to treat it just like a regular game as much as I could, just come in look at the team that we're playing, and the number one team in the East, really just got to come in and try to get a road victory."

The Heat prevailed over the Bucks, closing in on their healthy lead in the fourth quarter and ultimately winning in overtime.

Herro said that playing at Fiserv Forum is surreal.

"It was just as dream come true, a testament to the hard work I put in," he said.

One of Herro's former teachers agrees.

"He followed his dream and because of his parents and his dedication and hard work, he made it," said Jane Borchardt.

The Bucks are scheduled to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.