Over the existence of the franchise, the Cavaliers have been strong at certain positions. But it’s almost irrefutable that the one spot where Cleveland has been blessed with its most success has been the point guard position.

At the all-important lead guard position, the Cavs have boasted All-Stars and franchise icons, record-holders, league leaders and a Rookie of the Year favorite. When it comes to the player often called the offense’s “head of the snake” – the Wine and Gold have had an embarrassment of riches.

The Bucks’ offense was on fire at the Bradley Center on Wednesday night. And Monta Ellis isn’t even in a Milwaukee uniform yet.

Six Bucks scored at least a dozen points and Milwaukee used a 31-point fourth quarter to pull away from the Cavaliers, handing them their second straight defeat – 115-105.

Milwaukee also notched a 34-point second quarter, shot 54 percent from the floor and handed out 38 assists.

“Like I said before, certain teams just have your number,” lamented Coach Byron Scott. “I guess they have our number.”

As they’ve done in both previous meetings, the Toronto Raptors continued to confound the Wine and Gold. Only this time, the loss snapped the Cavaliers’ three-game win streak and kept them away from the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

On Tuesday night, a sluggish second quarter spelled defeat in Cleveland.

The Cavaliers played the Raptors even in all other periods, but Toronto used a 33-24 quarter to take a 54-46 edge into intermission.