Cavs vs Bucks from the start on Wednesday night, Cavs securing their most significant win of the year with a 135-95 victory. It marked their sixth consecutive win and 11th in the last 14 games. Georges Niang had a career-best performance, Jarrett Allen achieved his 10th consecutive double-double, and Donovan Mitchell scored over 30 points for the third consecutive game. The win also leveled the season series. Even without Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was sidelined with a shoulder injury, the Cavaliers took a commanding 22-4 lead over Milwaukee. They dominated in the paint (74-42), on fast breaks (33-8), and in rebounding (55-36). In the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers had a massive 47-point lead at one point.
The Bucks arrived in town on a three-game win streak, averaging over 135 points per game. In their recent victory against the Kings, Damian Lillard hit a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime, securing a 143-142 win. Lillard led Milwaukee with 29 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded a triple-double, and Bobby Portis had a double-double coming off the bench.
The Cavaliers won the last two games against Milwaukee, but the Bucks won the first matchup this season with an eight-point victory in Cleveland at the end of 2023. After tonight’s game, the Cavaliers head out for a four-game road trip, including two games in Milwaukee.
On Wednesday night, Jarrett Allen extended his double-double streak to 10 games, a personal best. He’s now only one game away from tying the team record held by Elmore Smith and Andre Drummond. The All-Star center scored 21 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and contributed three assists and a block in the win.
After the game, Mitchell talked about the team’s unity, emphasizing the positive atmosphere in the locker room. Despite facing challenges, he highlighted the support from teammates like DG and Evan, who are currently sidelined but remain actively involved and encouraging. Mitchell emphasized the importance of a united locker room, making the long season more manageable, and praised the team’s energy and camaraderie.
Cavs vs Bucks: Wear Your TEAM!
- Jerome (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game against the Bucks.
- Mobley went through a conditioning workout Monday ahead of the Cavaliers’ 109-91 win over the Bulls and said he remains on track with his projected 6-to-8-week recovery timeline from arthroscopic left knee surgery, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
- Garland (jaw) was cleared Monday to resume basketball-related activities, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
- Antetokounmpo has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game against the Cavaliers due to a right shoulder contusion.
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