Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 12/14/12
Monta Ellis torched the Cavs for 33 points, Brandon Jennings scored 16 and and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 90-86. Kyrie Irving paced Cleveland with 26 points but the Cavs couldn’t overcome their slow start or their season-high 27 turnovers. CJ Miles continued his non-awful play with 17 points and Anderson Varejao continued his All Star level play with 8 points, 18 boards, 4 assists and 2 steals. Cleveland started slow and it looked like this game could be a laugher. Milwaukee’s first half lead ballooned to as high as 16 points, and the Cavs seemed lucky to be down just single digits, 52-43, at the half. The good guys fought hard in the second half – at one point they even owned a modest 57-56 lead – but the combination of sloppy play and Monta Ellis did them in. Every time they got close, the Bucks had an answer and the answer was usually Ellis. The Cavs conclude their four games in five nights stretch with the Knicks in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Game time is 7:30pm.   1 2 3 4 Total MIL 25 27 20 18 90 CLE 17 26 24 19 86 Milwaukee Bucks Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts B. Jennings G 42:25 5-20 2-9 4-4 +3 1 1 8 3 3 0 1 1 16 M. Ellis G 40:03 12-24 1-4 8-11 +5 0 6 4 6 2 0 2 3 33 L. Sanders C 30:22 4-7 0-0 2-2 -2 5 10 2 2 1 3 0 2 10 L. Mbah a Moute F 35:54 4-7 0-0 1-4 +5 3 7 6 3 4 1 0 4 9 M. Daniels F 27:54 2-5 1-1 0-0 -2 1 5 1 0 1 1 0 2 5 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 33-83 5-15 19-27 18 43 23 17 16 7 4 18 90 Percentages .398 .333 .704 Team Rebounds: 12 E. Ilyasova 24:32 4-10 1-1 2-2 -4 4 8 2 2 2 1 1 3 11 E. Udoh 17:38 1-3 0-0 1-2 +6 2 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 3 D. Lamb 13:32 0-5 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 D. Gooden 7:40 1-2 0-0 0-0 +9 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 S. Dalembert DNP – Coach’s Decision M. Dunleavy DNP – Bruised Left Knee T. Harris DNP – Inactive J. Henson DNP – Coach’s Decision J. Przybilla DNP – Coach’s Decision B. Udrih DNP – Inactive Cleveland Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts K. Irving G 35:49 9-23 2-5 6-6 -7 1 3 3 6 0 1 2 5 26 C.J. Miles G 31:44 6-14 3-5 2-2 -7 1 4 2 4 2 0 1 5 17 A. Varejao C 32:52 4-9 0-0 0-0 -10 6 18 4 3 2 0 1 3 8 A. Gee F 36:59 4-8 1-1 0-0 +1 1 4 5 2 1 1 1 3 9 T. Thompson F 24:51 1-5 0-0 3-4 -9 3 9 3 1 2 0 2 1 5 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 32-81 9-18 13-14 15 46 21 24 11 4 7 22 86 Percentages .395 .500 .929 Team Rebounds: 7 T. Zeller 31:54 2-7 0-0 2-2 +7 0 3 1 4 1 2 0 2 6 D. Gibson 27:17 4-10 3-7 0-0 -2 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 3 11 D. Sloan 12:11 1-3 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 S. Samuels 6:23 1-2 0-0 0-0 +4 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 O. Casspi DNP – Coach’s Decision K. Jones DNP – Coach’s Decision J. Leuer DNP – Inactive J. Pargo DNP – Coach’s Decision D. Waiters DNP – Inactive L. Walton DNP – Coach’s Decision +/-: Team net points while player in game TO: Turnovers PF: Personal Fouls BS: Blocked Shots BA: Blocks Against
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