Joe G's Running Game Blog
FINAL - CLE 114, MIL 111 ... Kyrie cans two FT and OJ Mayo misses two 3pt FG in closing seconds to seal the crazy win for the Cavs on Friday night at The Q. CLE hits four 3-pointers in OT and Kyrie Irving led everyone with 39 points and Tristan Thompson doubled-up with 10 points and 15 boards.
21.5, OT - CLE 112, MIL 108 ... Bucks just won't go. Middleton three-pointer gets MIL to within a deuce but Kyrie draws a charge & hits both FT.
.44, OT - CLE 110, MIL 105 ... Earl Clark cans the Cavaliers' fourth three-pointer of the OT period and it was huge, with the shot-clock winding down; Jack now w/17 pts, Clark w/14 off bench.
2:27, OT - CLE 104, MIL 98 ... Jack shakes and bakes OJ Mayo and splashes down an 18-footer to give Cavs nice cushion -- Kyrie w/a pair of 3pt FG in OT, now w/35 pts - 13-22 FG, 2-7, 3pt FG; Tristan, 15 reb - 9 offensive, Andy, 12 reb - 6 offensive.
End regulation - - MIL 96, CLE 96 ... Antetokounmp's game-winning attempt draws front iron -- we're going to overtime ...
1.8, 4Q - MIL 96, CLE 96 ... Kyrie splits two defenders but his layup attempt falls off back iron, Tristan puts back the shot to tie the game; Thompson now w/10 pts, 14 reb.
1:18, 4Q - MIL 96, CLE 94 ... Bad call put Henson on the line, Varejao got t'ed up for disagreeing; refs reviewing out-of-bounds call, originally went Cavs way; Kyrie now w/29 pts, Miles, 15.
First half highlights - Andrew Bynum throws down ...
6:40, 4Q - CLE 87, MIL 86 ... Been like a broken record, but the Cavs cannot pull away from MIL, jumped out to a quick 7-pt edge, but MIL comes right back; bench finally starting to pitch in -- Jack w/12 pts, 4 asst, Earl Clark, 3-5 3pt FG, 11 pts; Branon Knight leads all rebounders w/10.
11:14, 4Q - CLE 77, MIL 70 ... Whatever Mike Brown said in the 3Q timeout worked; Varejao, Clark 3-pointer key 7-0 run.
Enjoy some first half highlights ...
End 3Q - CLE 70, MIL 70 ... All tied up after 3, been even all night - no quarter decided by more than one point; Bucks up in second-chance pts, 14-3; Kyrie leads everyone w/23 pts; Miles w/13; Cavs with just 9 assists; neither team shooting 40 pct FG; Cavs haven't gotten usual lift from the bench, miss Waiters tonight.
2:41, 3Q - CLE 68, MIL 67 ... Cavs haven't been able to shake Bucks; Kyrie now w/23 pts, 8-14 FG; CJ Miles, only other Cav in double-figures, 13 pts, 4-6 FG; Bynum struggled tonight, had 3 blk in first five minutes, but was just 3-14 FG in 24 min; Cavs just 13 combined pts off bench.
End 1H - MIL 47, CLE 47 ... After CLE gave up the 11-point edge early, it's been all even through 2Q; Cavs holding Bucks to just 33 pct FG, but shooting just 38 pct themselves; both teams perfect from the stripe; Kyrie leads everyone w/11 pts; Miles w/10; MIL beating Cavs on second-chance pts - 10-2; Bynum, Varejao, 3 blks each.
5:42, 2Q - MIL 35, CLE 35 ... Cavs definitely lacking some energy here in 1H; Andy, Bynum, 3 blks each; Kyrie leads everyone w/9 pts; Cavs leading MIL on boards, 26-21; holding MIL to just 29 pct FG, but haven't been able to pull away.
End 1Q - MIL 26, CLE 25 ... Bad second-half to 1Q, Cavs lost 11-pt lead, trail by 1, missed Waiters' energy off the bench; Kyrie leads CLE w/7 pts, Miles w/5; Cavs with 7 blks already, holding MIL to 31 pct shooting.
4:55, 1Q - CLE 14, MIL 12 ... Cavaliers already with 6 blocked shots; Kyrie off to a good start, 3-5 FG, 6 pts, all other starters, 2 apiece. Dion Waiters (right wrist tendonitis) and Anthony Bennett (illness) are both OUT tonight.
Pregame - Mike Brown's pregame media session, including a great anecdote about assistant coach Jamahl Moseley getting busted NOT trying to pronounce Miroslav Raduljica's name during film breakdown.