Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Cavs topple Bucks to end 2-game skid

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

Associated Press

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).

Cavs topple Bucks to end 2-game skid 11/19/15 [Last modified: Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:20pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Tribune News Service.
    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Why the Lightning would consider trading Jonathan Drouin

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — This summer, the Lightning could trade one of its most dynamic young players ever.

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) celebrates with his team on the bench after beating Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling (33) to score his second goal of the period and to tie the score at 4 to 4 during second period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday evening (03/27/17).
  2. Why the Lightning should keep Jonathan Drouin

    Lightning Strikes

    Keep him.

    Jonathan Drouin is live bait. The Lightning is ready to run the hook through him and cast him out there again. Drouin has enough talent for the Lightning to meet some defensive needs in a deal.

    Keep him.

    Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin celebrates after beating Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj during the first period of Tuesday's win in Tampa. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
  3. This Tampa Bay Lightning wing rides the newest wave of fan interaction

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — There are photos of Lightning fan Shaun Egger as a toddler at center ice at the then-Thunderome, aka Tropicana Field. He's played in the Lightning's high school hockey league for Palm Harbor University. But his closest personal encounter with players had been waving through a crowd after a training camp …

    Tampa Bay Lightning player J.T. Brown wears his anti UV glasses as he talks over the headset with a hockey fan while they play against each other on line in an XBOX NHL video game in Brown's game room at his home in south Tampa. The fan chose to be the Washington Capitals and Brown, of course, was the Tampa Bay Lightning. Brown interacts with fans through video game systems as he streams the games live on Twitch with plans for the proceeds to go to charity.
  4. ‘Biggest fight' behind her, Petra Kvitova returns ahead of schedule

    Tennis

    PARIS — Five months after a home invader's knife sliced into her left hand, Petra Kvitova will return to competitive tennis at the French Open, a last-minute decision to make her comeback earlier than expected.

    Petra Kvitova adjusts her hair during a news conference at Roland Garros Stadium, where she will make her tennis return at the French Open. Kvitova's left hand was badly injured by a knife-wielding intruder in December; she has recovered ahead of schedule. [Associated Press]
  5. Video: Rays Souza on that oh-so-bad dive, and reaction from Twins fans

    Blogs

    What was Rays RF Steven Souza Jr. thinking when he made that oh-so-bad dive for a ball in the seventh inning Friday? Well, we'll let him tell you ...