Game Summary

The Cleveland Cavaliers (1-1) head north for their first road game of the season to take on the Milwaukee Bucks (1-0), tonight at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Both teams come into the contest having played last night with the Wine and Gold falling to the Chicago Bulls 116-85 and the Bucks defeating the Boston Celtics 99-88 on the road.

After opening with a pair of games at the cozy confines of The Q, the Cavaliers hit the road for a six-game, 12-day trip through three time zones and two Conferences.

There’s an art to thriving and surviving on the road in the NBA. The amenities are top-shelf, but 41 games in five months can still be a grind.

We asked one of the Cavaliers’ grizzled veterans – Daniel Gibson – what it’s like out on the open road and how his young teammates will react to their first prolonged junket as today we study The Art of … An Extended Road Trip.

Wrap-Up – The Bulls jumped on the young Cavaliers from the opening tip and never took their foot off the gas, leading by 16 after one quarter and 25 at intermission en route to the 115-86 win over Cleveland at The Q. Led by Carlos Boozer, the Bulls shot a gaudy 64 percent from the floor. Cleveland had three players in double-figures, led by Kyrie Irving, who finished with 15 points. Anderson Varejao and Alonzo Gee added a dozen points apiece.

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On Tuesday night, our beloved Cavaliers pulled away from the Wizards for a double-digit win in the home opener. There was no shortage of heroes – including Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson, Boobie Gibson, Kyrie Irving and the initial subject of today’s chalk-talk: Anderson Varejao.

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