Bucks welcome Cavs to Bradley Center
(Sports Network) – Central Division rivals meet tonight, as the Milwaukee
Bucks welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Bradley Center.
The Cavaliers, who are in second place in the Central behind the division-
leading Detroit Pistons, own a one-game lead over the third place Bucks.
Cleveland comes into tonight’s game off a solid win over the Pistons. LeBron
James poured in a game-high 30 points, grabbed seven rebounds and handed out
seven assists, as Cleveland knocked off Detroit, 97-84, on Saturday at Quicken
Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 18 points and 11 boards, while Larry Hughes contributed
16 points in the win over Detroit for the Cavaliers, who have won seven of
their last eight games overall. Donyell Marshall added 13 points and six
rebounds and Drew Gooden posted 12 points and 13 rebounds in the victory.
The Cavaliers are 5-7 on the road this season. After tonight’s game, they
return home for a three-game homestand. Cleveland will host Houston, Milwaukee
and New York on the upcoming stand.
Milwaukee attempts to extend its winning streak to three games. On Monday,
Michael Redd netted 29 points to lead the Bucks over the Chicago Bulls, 93-92,
at the United Center.
Maurice Williams had 13 points and nine assists in the win over Chicago for
Milwaukee, while Jamaal Magloire registered 14 points for the Bucks, who have
won four of their last six games overall.
The Bucks, who are scheduled to host Chicago on Friday, are 9-5 at the Bradley
Center this season. They have won three in a row at home.
This is the second meeting of the season between the clubs. On December 10th,
T.J. Ford scored 24 points to lead five Milwaukee players in double figures,
as the Bucks downed the Cavaliers 111-106 at the Bradley Center. Ford is
currently sidelined with a foot injury.
The Cavaliers have lost seven straight after winning their last two at