The National Basketball Association playoffs get underway Saturday, as 16 teams begin vying for the league championship. The Milwaukee Bucks had the best regular-season record, and city enthusiasm for the team includes dyeing a local river green.
On Friday, city officials dyed the Milwaukee River green, one of the Bucks' colors. The impressed fan Taman Herring, who likens it to the color of money.
"In America, money makes the world go around, the river is now green," he says. "So, with that being said, go green, go Bucks!"
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The Bucks have not won an NBA championship since 1971. But with star player Giannis Antetokounpo and others, the Bucks have fans hoping for a title.
Milwaukee faces the Detroit Pistons in first round action. Two-time defending champion, the Golden State Warriors, had the league's third-best record and are thought to be one of several teams with a chance to win the NBA title.