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Cavs topple Bucks to end 2-game skid

Heat forward Chris Bosh is double-teamed by Darren Collison, left, and Quincy Acy.

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Heat forward Chris Bosh is double-teamed by Darren Collison, left, and Quincy Acy.

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 27, Kevin Love added 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Bucks 115-100 on Thursday.

Cleveland snapped a two-game losing streak and avenged a double-overtime loss in Milwaukee on Saturday night. The Cavaliers lead the Eastern Conference at 9-3.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career-high 33 for Milwaukee, and the Bucks rallied from a 21-point deficit in the second quarter to cut the lead to 84-79 late in the third.

Anderson Varejao, who came off the bench to score nine, helped Cleveland build the lead to 97-84. James scored six and Love had a three-point play in that stretch.

J.R. Smith added 18 points for Cleveland.

Before the game, James praised Cavaliers coach David Blatt. "He does his job, as great as any coach can do in this league," James said. "It's up for us to go out and produce."

"I can tell you it's easier to coach a team when you have LeBron James on your side," Blatt said. "It sure makes it a heck of a lot nicer. That was a nice thing to say.''

no cousins as heat wins: For the third time this season the Heat faced an opponent lacking a star big man, with Kings center DeMarcus Cousins suspended for a game due to a forearm thrown at the head of Hawks center Al Horford in a loss on Wednesday night. Miami took advantage, as Chris Bosh had 23 points and 11 rebounds in a 116-109 home victory. Sacramento's Rajon Rondo had a season-high 18 assists, 14 points and nine rebounds after having three triple doubles in his previous four games. He's averaging 14.2 points, 14.2 assists and 9.8 rebounds in his past five games. The Heat faced the Rockets without Dwight Howard and the Jazz without Rudy Gobert, winning those home games.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Rockets point guard Ty Lawson pleaded guilty to charges stemming from A drunken driving arrest in Denver. Court records show the former Nugget was charged with drunken driving, speeding and other offenses in January. He pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired and a lane violation. He faces up to 180 days in jail.

Cavaliers 115, Bucks 100

MILWAUKEE (100): Antetokounmpo 12-15 8-8 33, Parker 6-10 2-2 14, Monroe 7-14 3-7 17, Carter-Williams 4-11 1-2 9, Middleton 4-10 7-7 15, Bayless 4-8 0-0 9, Henson 0-0 0-0 0, Mayo 1-2 0-0 3, Vasquez 0-3 0-0 0, O'Bryant 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-73 21-26 100.

CLEVELAND (115): James 9-13 8-9 27, Love 7-15 5-5 22, Mozgov 1-2 0-0 2, Dellavedova 2-6 2-3 7, Smith 7-12 0-0 18, Cunningham 1-2 5-6 7, Jones 3-5 1-2 9, Thompson 5-7 2-3 12, Jefferson 1-5 0-0 2, Varejao 4-4 1-2 9. Totals 40-71 24-30 115.

Milwaukee 23 25 31 21— 100

Cleveland 28 35 23 29— 115

3-Point GoalsMilwaukee 3-8 (Bayless 1-2, Antetokounmpo 1-2, Mayo 1-2, Middleton 0-1, Vasquez 0-1), Cleveland 11-24 (Smith 4-8, Love 3-5, Jones 2-4, James 1-1, Dellavedova 1-4, Cunningham 0-1, Jefferson 0-1). Fouled OutMiddleton. ReboundsMilwaukee 26 (Monroe 8), Cleveland 51 (Love 15). AssistsMilwaukee 22 (Vasquez, Carter-Williams 5), Cleveland 29 (Dellavedova 13). Total FoulsMilwaukee 29, Cleveland 24. TechnicalsMiddleton. Flagrant Fouls—Jefferson. A20,562 (20,562).

Heat 116, Kings 109

SACRAMENTO (109): Casspi 7-11 0-4 16, Gay 6-13 1-1 13, Koufos 3-8 0-2 6, Rondo 6-13 0-0 14, McLemore 7-12 0-1 17, Cauley-Stein 5-7 1-2 11, Belinelli 5-11 8-9 23, Collison 4-7 1-1 9, Butler 0-1 0-0 0, Acy 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 43-84 11-20 109.

MIAMI (116): Deng 1-7 6-9 8, Bosh 8-12 5-5 23, Whiteside 4-7 4-4 12, Dragic 4-11 0-1 9, Wade 10-23 4-6 24, Stoudemire 4-5 2-2 10, Winslow 3-9 0-0 6, Johnson 6-8 4-4 19, Green 2-6 0-0 5, McRoberts 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 42-89 25-33 116.

Sacramento 21 25 30 33— 109

Miami 25 31 26 34— 116

3-Point GoalsSacramento 12-23 (Belinelli 5-10, McLemore 3-4, Rondo 2-3, Casspi 2-4, Acy 0-1, Butler 0-1), Miami 7-24 (Johnson 3-4, Bosh 2-2, Green 1-4, Dragic 1-4, Wade 0-2, Winslow 0-4, Deng 0-4). Fouled OutCauley-Stein. ReboundsSacramento 53 (Gay 12), Miami 52 (Bosh 11). AssistsSacramento 25 (Rondo 18), Miami 25 (Dragic, Wade 6). Total FoulsSacramento 27, Miami 15. TechnicalsWade, Miami delay of game, Miami defensive three second. A19,600 (19,600).

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