Even the most highly-touted college stars entering the NBA don’t get there – or survive there – without having some fight in them.

For a guy like Donald Sloan, who’s overcome about every challenge a 24-year-old ballplayer can and who now finds himself the temporary starting point guard for the Cavs, there has to be a lot of fight.

After Tuesday’s humbling loss at The Q, all Coach Bryon Scott asked is that his club compete against Milwaukee in the second half of their back-to-back.

And after a difficult first period, the shorthanded Cavaliers did just that – winning the final three quarters. But Milwaukee’s Monta Ellis was simply too much down the stretch – scoring the Bucks’ final 16 points and sending the Wine and Gold to their ninth straight defeat, 107-98, on Wednesday at the Bradley Center.