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Bucks entertainment hosts bringing the energy outside Fiserv Forum

Posted at 7:14 AM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 08:48:02-04

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks may have lost Game 3 against the Toronto Raptors, but fans are energized and optimistic the Bucks will come out on top in the series.

Some of this has to do with a crew that works hard at pumping up the crowd outside Fiserv Forum during away games.

Bucks In-Game Host Melanie Ricks and her cohort, Joe Brown know how important it is to keep the momentum going, especially during the Eastern Conference Finals.

“I know that sometimes it may feel like oh how much of an impact am I really able to make here, but believe it or not you make a huge impact,” Ricks said. “I feel like I understand our fans and I understand what it takes to get them excited.”

Bringing the energy is something that comes naturally for Ricks, who grew up a Bucks fan here in Milwaukee.

She believes the team can feel the excitement here, all the way in Toronto, during the low moments and the highs.

However, Ricks admits these days, her job isn’t too difficult.

“Right now it doesn’t take too much because the team is just doing it for them,” she said.

Expect the whole Bucks entertainment crew back on the plaza firing up the fans for Game 4 on Tuesday. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.