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LeBron, Love lead drama-less Cavaliers past Bucks 113-104


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Mar 23 2016 10:42PM

CLEVELAND (AP) The only drama was guessing when Kyrie Irving would cut into his birthday cake.

After a few strange days, the Cavs got back to business.

LeBron James scored 26 points, Kevin Love returned to the lineup to add 24 and Irving celebrated turning 24 by flirting with a triple-double as the Cavaliers downed the Milwaukee Bucks 113-104 on Wednesday night.

"It's great basketball," James said of Cleveland's solid all-around performance. "Everyone's in a great rhythm. The ball is moving, everyone's in a great rhythm right now and it's just good ball."

Irving finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and Tristan Thompson added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, which maintained its grip on the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Cavs didn't put the Bucks away until the final minute, when J.R. Smith's 3-pointer with 20 seconds left put Cleveland ahead 111-102.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points, and Jerryd Bayless had 15 for Milwaukee. The Bucks lost for the fourth time in five games.

It was a relatively uneventful night for the Cavs following three weird days.

On Monday, James unfollowed the Cavaliers' account on Twitter, leading to speculation he was at odds with the organization. James acknowledged he had merely slipped into playoff mode - when he shuns social media - a little earlier than usual, but that didn't stop Cleveland fans from worrying.

Then, on Wednesday, James was quoted in a Bleacher Report story saying he would take a pay cut to play in the future with good friends Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade.

James said the foursome has talked about it before, but the four-time MVP isn't sure it will ever happen.

"I don't know how realistic it could be," he said. "It would definitely be cool if it happened. I mean, if you got an opportunity to work with three of your best friends, no matter what. It's not even about sports, it's about being around guys that you don't even have to say nothing, you automatically know. We just have that type of history, so, can it happen? I don't know if it can even happen but it would be cool."

Despite the recent distractions, the Cavs shared the ball on offense and buckled down on the defense end when needed. The Bucks, though, wouldn't go away and were within 104-98 after a 3-pointer by Bayless.

Thompson then battled for two offensive rebounds and made a basket to give Cleveland an eight-point lead. Then, after Bayless scored on a layup, Smith made his third 3-pointer.

"We got down 10, but the guys who came in kept fighting," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. "We got it to six, but that big 3 in the corner by J.R. kind of sealed the game. That's what he does."

Love, who missed Cleveland's previous game with a chest cold, looked better than he has in weeks.

Often hesitant to shoot, he knocked down consecutive 3-pointers as he and James combined to score Cleveland's first 17 in the third. Love made all eight of his shots inside the 3-point line and went 4 of 10 behind the arc.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The Cavs had a wine-and-gold colored cake, topped with a basketball, for Irving in the locker room. James has been impressed by his teammate's growth over the past year.

"He's going to continue to get better and better," James said. "He's in a situation where he's playing winning basketball and everything that he does is for the team. He's a young guy who is continuing to learn."

FRONT ROW

LSU's Ben Simmons, the projected No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, sat in a courtside seat next to his new agent, Rich Paul. Simmons announced earlier in the day that he signed with Klutch Sports Group to represent him. Klutch, headed by Paul, also represents James.

TIP-INS

Bucks: Kidd praised Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who took over when David Blatt was fired earlier this season. Kidd and Lue were teammates in Dallas. "I'm happy for him," Kidd said. "He's going to do a great job. He was a competitor on the floor. You look at his size, he competed. When you look at what he walked into, I think he's going to come out very well." ... Antetokounmpo added six rebounds and six assists. He has four triple-doubles in his 16 games.

Cavaliers: James hasn't watched any NCAA Tournament games, but he did see a replay of Texas A&M's astounding comeback against Northern Iowa. "If I was on Northern Iowa, I would quit," he said. "You're up 8 (points) with 20-plus seconds, you up 5 with 10 seconds, I would quit.". ... Cleveland has consecutive 50-win seasons for the first time since the Cavs won more than 60 in 2008-09 (66) and 2009-10 (61).

UP NEXT

Bucks: At Atlanta on Friday night.

Cavaliers: At Brooklyn on Thursday night.


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MIL
CLE
     
    • 53.8%

    • 48.2%

    • 43.8%

    • 29.4%

    • 73.3%

    • 85.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIL CLE
Total Rebounds 31 42
Offensive Rebounds 10 17
Turnovers 14 12
Fast Break Pts: 14 13
Biggest Lead: 2 13
Points in the Paint: 46 52
MIL CLE
p Antetokounmpo   24 James   26
rb Antetokounmpo   6 2 players   10
a Middleton   11 2 players   8
s Parker   4 James   2
b Plumlee   2 2 players   2
 
  • 11/14 - CLE 105 @ MIL 108
  • 11/19 - MIL 100 @ CLE 115
  • 03/23 - MIL 104 @ CLE 113
  • 04/05 - CLE 109 @ MIL 80
Milwaukee Bucks (30-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Antetokounmpo F 39:17 11-19 0-3 2-2 -6 2 4 6 6 4 0 2 1 1 24
J. Parker F 26:32 5-8 1-1 1-2 -10 1 0 1 3 3 4 2 0 0 12
G. Monroe C 25:42 6-9 0-0 2-2 -14 0 2 2 1 2 1 3 0 1 14
K. Middleton G 37:16 3-7 1-3 2-2 -2 1 1 2 11 3 2 2 0 0 9
J. Bayless G 33:01 6-9 3-4 0-0 -6 1 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 15
J. Cunningham   10:44 2-6 1-3 2-3 -7 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 7
D. Inglis   08:43 1-3 0-1 0-0 -3 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
T. Ennis   14:59 2-6 1-1 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 5
J. O'Bryant III   01:49 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Plumlee   22:18 2-4 0-0 0-0 +5 2 1 3 0 4 0 1 2 1 4
J. Henson   19:39 5-9 0-0 2-4 +2 2 1 3 1 2 1 3 1 0 12
M. Carter-Williams NWT - Left Hip Surgery
S. Novak NWT - Left Knee (MCL) Sprain
Total   240 43-80 7-16 11-15   10 21 31 23 24 8 14 4 8 104
  53.8% 43.8% 73.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14
Cleveland Cavaliers (51-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 36:55 9-22 1-4 7-10 +12 5 1 6 8 0 2 2 1 1 26
K. Love F 31:11 8-14 4-10 4-5 +14 2 8 10 4 3 1 4 2 0 24
T. Mozgov C 20:56 5-6 0-0 0-0 +12 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 10
J. Smith G 36:42 5-10 3-7 0-0 +2 3 0 3 4 3 1 1 0 0 13
K. Irving G 38:20 5-10 1-4 5-5 +10 1 7 8 8 2 1 2 0 0 16
M. Dellavedova   17:35 1-3 0-1 4-4 +4 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 1 6
T. Thompson   30:28 6-9 0-0 1-1 -5 5 5 10 0 2 0 0 2 1 13
C. Frye   13:25 0-5 0-5 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
I. Shumpert   14:15 1-4 1-3 2-2 +1 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 5
J. McRae   00:12 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Jefferson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Kaun DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-83 10-34 23-27   17 25 42 29 17 6 12 8 4 113
  48.2% 29.4% 85.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15

inactive

  • Bucks: Mayo, Vasquez, Vaughn
  • Cavaliers: Williams

technical fouls

  • Bucks: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #36 David Jones, #11 Derrick Collins
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:06
Milwaukee Bucks (30-42) Cleveland Cavaliers (51-20)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Monroe (Irving gains possession)
  11:46
[CLE 2-0]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Middleton Jump Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:25 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:19
[CLE 4-0]
James Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Antetokounmpo (1 AST)  11:05
[MIL 2-4]
 
  10:50
[CLE 6-2]
Irving Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Antetokounmpo Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:24 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Antetokounmpo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:24  
Bayless 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Antetokounmpo (2 AST)  10:15
[MIL 5-6]
 
  09:56
[CLE 8-5]
Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Bayless Layup Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:39 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:32 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:32 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:32 James Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:30 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:30
[CLE 10-5]
James Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Monroe Hook Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  09:05  
  09:05 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:05 Team Rebound 
  09:05
[CLE 11-5]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Monroe Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Middleton (1 AST)  08:46
[MIL 7-11]
 
  08:27
[CLE 13-7]
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Middleton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:17
[MIL 9-13]
 
  07:50 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:50 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:50
[CLE 15-9]
Love Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Bayless Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Jones)  07:50  
  07:50
[CLE 16-9]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
Monroe Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Middleton (2 AST)  07:39
[MIL 11-16]
 
  07:12
[CLE 18-11]
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Antetokounmpo Jump Shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:50 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:43 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Monroe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:43  
Middleton 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Antetokounmpo (3 AST)  06:35
[MIL 14-18]
 
  06:07
[CLE 20-14]
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:58  
Antetokounmpo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  05:47
[MIL 16-20]
 
  05:33 Love Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Antetokounmpo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  05:14  
  05:13 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:04 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Middleton (1 ST) 
Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  04:59  
  04:55
[CLE 22-16]
James Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Antetokounmpo (4 AST)  04:40
[MIL 18-22]
 
  04:17
[CLE 25-18]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:02
[MIL 21-25]
 
  03:45
[CLE 27-21]
Love Cutting Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:32 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:26 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
Middleton Substitution replaced by Cunningham  03:23  
  03:23 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  03:23 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Antetokounmpo Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:08 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:50
[CLE 29-21]
Thompson Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  02:29  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:29  
  02:29 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones) 
  02:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:29 Love Substitution replaced by Frye 
  02:29 Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Antetokounmpo Substitution replaced by Inglis  02:29  
Bayless Substitution replaced by Ennis  02:29  
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:29  
Team Rebound  02:29  
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:29
[MIL 22-29]
 
  02:06 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Inglis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:06  
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  01:52  
Parker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  01:49  
  01:49
[CLE 30-22]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Parker Substitution replaced by O'Bryant III  01:49  
  01:49
[CLE 31-22]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Monroe Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:32  
  01:21 James Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:21  
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Monroe (1 AST)  01:09
[MIL 25-31]
 
  00:53.8 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:52.7 Team Rebound 
Cunningham Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  00:52.7  
  00:52.7
[CLE 32-25]
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:52.7
[CLE 33-25]
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:41.1 Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
Monroe Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ennis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  00:13.4  
  00:13.4
[CLE 34-25]
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:13.4 James Substitution replaced by Irving 
  00:13.4
[CLE 35-25]
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.9 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Milwaukee Bucks (30-42) Cleveland Cavaliers (51-20)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:37 Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Henson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:37  
Team Rebound  11:37  
Henson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:37
[MIL 26-35]
 
  11:20
[CLE 37-26]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Ennis Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:07 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:46 Shumpert Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK) 
Ennis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:43  
Ennis 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Antetokounmpo (5 AST)  10:34
[MIL 29-37]
 
  10:23
[CLE 40-29]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Antetokounmpo Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Middleton (3 AST)  10:02
[MIL 31-40]
 
  09:48
[CLE 43-31]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Ennis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Collins)  09:48  
  09:48
[CLE 44-31]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Henson Hook Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Middleton (4 AST)  09:29
[MIL 33-44]
 
  09:04 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Henson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Middleton (5 AST)  08:46
[MIL 35-44]
 
  08:29
[CLE 46-35]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
  08:12 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones) 
  08:12  
  08:12 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Smith 
Middleton Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:12
[MIL 36-46]
 
Middleton Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:12
[MIL 37-46]
 
  07:53 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Antetokounmpo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:53  
Ennis Floating Jump shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:35 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:23 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
Middleton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:22  
Henson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Middleton (6 AST)  07:11
[MIL 39-46]
 
  06:57 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:57 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:51 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:51 Team Rebound 
  06:51 Frye Substitution replaced by Love 
  06:51 Shumpert Substitution replaced by James 
Ennis Substitution replaced by Bayless  06:51  
  06:39 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Henson (1 BLK) 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:37  
Middleton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  06:30  
  06:23
[CLE 48-39]
James Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Antetokounmpo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:01  
Henson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:00  
Henson Tip Layup Shot: Missed  06:00  
Henson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:00  
  06:00 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Henson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:00
[MIL 40-48]
 
Henson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:00  
Antetokounmpo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:58  
Antetokounmpo Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:55
[MIL 42-48]
 
Henson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  05:46  
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:46
[CLE 49-42]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  05:46
[CLE 50-42]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Plumlee Hook Shot: Missed  05:32  
Middleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:30  
Henson Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Middleton (7 AST)  05:25
[MIL 44-50]
 
  05:06 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Henson (1 ST) 
Bayless 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Middleton (8 AST)  04:58
[MIL 47-50]
 
  04:33 James Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
  04:29 James Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  04:29 James Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:28 James Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  04:28 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Henson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:26  
Henson Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:17
[MIL 49-50]
 
  04:17 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:17 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  04:07
[CLE 53-49]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Plumlee Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Jones)  03:53  
Plumlee Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:53  
  03:42 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Middleton (2 ST) 
Antetokounmpo Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Middleton (9 AST)  03:34
[MIL 51-53]
 
Plumlee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  03:24  
  03:24
[CLE 54-51]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:24 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  03:24
[CLE 55-51]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Henson Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:06  
Antetokounmpo Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:02  
Antetokounmpo Tip Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:02
[MIL 53-55]
 
  02:49
[CLE 57-53]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Monroe  02:45  
Henson Substitution replaced by Parker  02:45  
Monroe Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:29  
  02:16 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:01 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:56
[CLE 59-53]
Mozgov Running Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
  01:33 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Monroe Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:33
[MIL 54-59]
 
  01:33 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Monroe Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:33
[MIL 55-59]
 
Antetokounmpo Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster)  01:23  
  01:17 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (3 ST) 
Parker Cutting Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bayless (1 AST)  01:07
[MIL 57-59]
 
  00:54.9
[CLE 61-57]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Monroe Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Middleton (10 AST)  00:39.4
[MIL 59-61]
 
  00:30.9 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (4 ST) 
Parker Running Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:28.1
[MIL 61-61]
 
  00:03.3 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:02.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:02.9
[CLE 63-61]
Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Antetokounmpo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Milwaukee Bucks (30-42) Cleveland Cavaliers (51-20)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Antetokounmpo Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (D Jones)  11:54  
Antetokounmpo Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:54  
  11:30 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Monroe Driving Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Antetokounmpo (6 AST)  11:17
[MIL 63-63]
 
  10:57
[CLE 65-63]
Love Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Middleton Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:42
[MIL 65-65]
 
Monroe Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins)  10:32  
  10:27 Love Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (D Jones) 
  10:27 Love Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Antetokounmpo Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:18
[MIL 67-65]
 
  09:57
[CLE 68-67]
James 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (2 AST) 
Bayless Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:35
[MIL 69-68]
 
Monroe Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Jones)  09:20  
  09:05 James 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Antetokounmpo (1 BLK) 
Bayless Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:03  
Middleton Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:43
[CLE 71-69]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
  08:30 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins) 
Monroe Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  08:26  
Parker Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Foster)  08:20  
  08:07 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:04 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:01 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:00 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  07:52
[CLE 74-69]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:28 Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Monroe (1 ST) 
Antetokounmpo Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:22
[MIL 71-74]
 
  07:13
[CLE 76-71]
James Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Monroe Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:48
[MIL 73-76]
 
  06:32
[CLE 78-73]
James Driving Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Antetokounmpo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:14 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:05 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:04 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:59
[CLE 80-73]
Love Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:59  
  05:54 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Collins) 
Monroe Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:37
[MIL 75-80]
 
  05:19
[CLE 82-75]
Mozgov Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Middleton Turnover : Palming Turnover (2 TO)  04:57  
  04:57 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Middleton Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster)  04:50  
  04:40 Mozgov Cutting Dunk Shot: Missed 
  04:40 James Rebound (Off:5 Def:0) 
Middleton Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  04:40  
  04:40
[CLE 83-75]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  04:40
[CLE 84-75]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Monroe Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  04:27  
  04:25 James Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  04:17 James Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Bayless Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:16  
Bayless 3pt Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:10 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:03 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bayless Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:01  
  03:58 Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
Antetokounmpo Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:58
[MIL 76-84]
 
Middleton Substitution replaced by Ennis  03:58  
Bayless Substitution replaced by Cunningham  03:58  
  03:58 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Frye 
  03:58 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Antetokounmpo Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:58
[MIL 77-84]
 
Parker Substitution replaced by Plumlee  03:46  
Monroe Substitution replaced by Henson  03:46  
Henson Violation:Defensive Goaltending (D Jones)  03:45  
  03:45
[CLE 86-77]
Dellavedova Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
  03:24 Frye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:24  
Team Rebound  03:24  
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:24
[MIL 78-86]
 
Antetokounmpo Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  03:14  
  03:14
[CLE 87-78]
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:14
[CLE 88-78]
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:51 Team Rebound 
  02:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Antetokounmpo Substitution replaced by Inglis  02:51  
  02:38 Thompson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Inglis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:36  
Plumlee Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Henson (1 AST)  02:24
[MIL 80-88]
 
  02:06 James Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:04 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:04
[CLE 90-80]
Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Inglis 3pt Shot: Missed  01:50  
Inglis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:49  
Inglis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:44
[MIL 82-90]
 
  01:19 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:19 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:11 Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:09  
Cunningham Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:07
[MIL 84-90]
 
  01:07 Frye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Jones) 
  01:07 Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  01:07
[MIL 85-90]
 
Inglis Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  00:58.7  
  00:58.7 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:58.7 Team Rebound 
  00:58.7
[CLE 91-85]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Ennis Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:48.7
[MIL 87-91]
 
  00:30.9 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:29.9  
Henson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  00:10.9  
  00:06.6 Dellavedova Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Jones) 
  00:06.6 Dellavedova Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Ennis Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  00:02.0  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:01.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:37 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Inglis Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:36  
Henson Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Henson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Collins)  11:21  
  11:08 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:08  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  10:54  
  10:52 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Cunningham Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Foster)  10:49  
  10:29 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ennis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:29  
  10:11 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Foster) 
  10:11 Frye Substitution replaced by Love 
Inglis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK)  10:01  
Team Rebound  10:01  
Ennis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (2 BLK)  09:55  
  09:54 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:42
[CLE 94-87]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Henson Jump Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:23 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:18
[CLE 96-87]
Thompson Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST) 
Plumlee Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (D Jones)  09:18  
  09:18
[CLE 97-87]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Ennis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  08:54  
  08:37 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (2 BLK) 
  08:37 Team Rebound 
  08:37  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Middleton  08:37  
Ennis Substitution replaced by Antetokounmpo  08:37  
Inglis Substitution replaced by Bayless  08:37  
  08:30 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Middleton 3pt Shot: Missed  08:06  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:06  
  08:06 Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins) 
  08:06 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Smith 
Plumlee Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Middleton (11 AST)  07:55
[MIL 89-97]
 
  07:39
[CLE 99-89]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Irving (7 AST) 
  07:23 Irving Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Collins) 
Antetokounmpo Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:10
[MIL 91-99]
 
  06:50 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Antetokounmpo Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:49  
Antetokounmpo Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  06:30
[MIL 93-99]
 
  06:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:30 Shumpert Substitution replaced by James 
  06:18 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:18  
  06:18 Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (S Foster) 
Henson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  06:10  
  05:51
[CLE 102-93]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Henson Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  05:42  
Plumlee Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  05:22  
  05:22
[CLE 103-93]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Henson Substitution replaced by Parker  05:22  
  05:22
[CLE 104-93]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Plumlee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK)  05:09  
Bayless Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:08  
Middleton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:05 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:02 Love Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO) 
Bayless Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  04:47
[MIL 95-104]
 
  04:20 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:19 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  04:00 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Antetokounmpo Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:59  
Bayless 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  03:52
[MIL 98-104]
 
  03:28 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:28 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:07 James Driving Dunk Shot: Missed 
  03:04 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:44 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:44 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  02:43
[CLE 106-98]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:43  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Monroe  02:43  
Antetokounmpo Driving Bank Hook Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:26
[MIL 100-106]
 
  02:08
[CLE 108-100]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Irving (8 AST) 
Antetokounmpo 3pt Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Middleton Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  01:28  
  01:28 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:28 Team Rebound 
  01:28 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Monroe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:27  
Bayless Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:17
[MIL 102-108]
 
  00:52.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bayless Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:51.9  
Antetokounmpo Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:44.1  
  00:20.2
[CLE 111-102]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:20.2  
Bayless Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  00:12.8  
  00:12.5 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
Antetokounmpo Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  00:12.3  
  00:12.3
[CLE 112-102]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:12.3 James Substitution replaced by McRae 
  00:12.3
[CLE 113-102]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Antetokounmpo Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:05.7
[MIL 104-113]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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MIL
5th Central
33
49
3-7
23-18
10-31
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
 
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MIL
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CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0