Bucks welcome LeBron and Cavs to Bradley Center
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks get their first look at
LeBron James tonight, as they welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Bradley
On Wednesday, The Bucks found themselves on the wrong end of a 101-100
decision against the Hornets at New Orleans Arena.
Michael Redd tied a career-high with 40 points on 16-of-33 shooting in the
loss for the Bucks, who had their three-game winning streak halted. Redd, who
also scored 40 points on January 21 against Orlando, is averaging 27.8 points
per game in Milwaukee’s last four games.
Milwaukee, has won three straight and 13 of its last 14 at home, is an
impressive 18-5 as the host this season.
On Wednesday, Dajuan Wagner scored the game-winning basket with 7.4 seconds
left to lift Cleveland to a 94-93 victory over the Miami Heat at Gund Arena.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas poured in a season-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds
for the Cavaliers, who have won five of their last six games and matched their
win total from last season (17).
Cleveland, which played on Wednesday without forward Carlos Boozer, who was
attending a funeral for his grandmother, received 27 points from James, while
Wagner finished with 10.
Boozer is expected to play in tonight’s game.
The Cavs are just 1-7 in Friday games this season.
The Cavaliers, who have won two of their last three on the road, are just 4-19
as the visitor this season.
In 2002-03, Milwaukee won all four contests with the Cavaliers.
Overall, the Bucks have been victorious in 11 of their last 15 contests with
the Cavaliers, who have lost nine of their last 11 at Milwaukee..