The Cleveland Cavaliers win their fourth straight game against the Milwaukee Bucks, 111-108, at home. Kyrie Irving led the way for the Cavaliers with 28 points on 10-of-15 from the field to go along with six assists.
Kevin Love had a huge night with 27 points on 10-of-16 from the field with 4 three pointers to go along with 10 rebounds. LeBron James had 26 points. He had an off night from the field, as he shot 6-of-15 but was 14-of-21 from the costless throw line and made clutch costless throws at the end when the Bucks were intentionally fouling.
Mike Miller brought energy off the bench with two big three pointers in the second half and had a couple of key defensive stops to go along with seven rebounds. The Cavaliers shot 53.4 percent from the field but were only 6-of-21 from threes. Their defense did allow the Bucks to shoot 48.9 percent from the field.
The Cavaliers also played a little sloppy tonight with 19 turnovers. The Cavs are now on a four-game winning streak. They are back on track after a 5-7 start to the season. Their defense has played better the last four games, and Kevin Love is starting to turn it around on offense, shooting the ball much better.
However, Cleveland needs to get more production from its bench. They had only 12 points from their bench in this game compared to the Bucks' 25 points off the bench. Dion Waiters and Mike Miller have not shot the ball well so far, and they are two of the Cavs' best bench players.
The Cavaliers will now be on a road trip for five of their next six games. Their next game will be against the Knicks on Thursday, December 4.
For the Milwaukee Bucks, Brandon Knight led the way with 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the field, including 5 three pointers to go along with eight assists and six rebounds. Jabari Parker had his best game as a rookie with 22 points on 11-of-15 from the field and eight rebounds in 38 minutes. O.J. Mayo and Giannis Antetokounmpo both finished with 14 points.
The Milwaukee Bucks are now off to a 10-9 start this season after finishing with the worst record in the NBA last season, going 15-67. Jason Kidd has turned the Milwaukee Bucks around. Jabari Parker, Jared Dudley, and Jerryd Bayless are the new additions to the team, and they have been key pieces to the team. Giannis Antetokounmpo has really improved so far this season. Ersan Ilyasova also looks much better this season.