Milwaukee 115, Cleveland 105

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Officials - #8 Marc Davis, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #68 Marat Kogut
Attendance - 15319

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 28 27 23 27 105
Milwaukee 23 34 27 31 115

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 16-25 9-13 7-12 L2
Milwaukee 19-24 11-9 8-15 W4

Recap


BUCKS 115, CAVALIERS 105: Drew Gooden posted his second career triple-double and tied his career high in assists as Milwaukee secured a big home victory.

Gooden had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists to secure the triple-double by the end of the third quarter. Ersan Ilyasova had 22 points and eight rebounds before fouling out with 4:27 to play.

Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh, who were acquired Tuesday night in a trade from Golden State, attended the game but did not play. Kwame Brown, who was the third player acquired in the deal, was not at the arena.

The Bucks scored 34 points in the second quarter, including 11 within the first three minutes, to take control of the game. They held a 49-34 edge in rebounds and scored 58 points in the paint.

The Bucks kept pace with the New York Knicks for the eighth spot in the playoffs and pushed Cleveland a game back in the loss column.

Kyrie Irving broke out of his brief shooting slump by scoring 28 points and Alonzo Gee had 19, but the Cavaliers slipped to 2-12 against the teams positioned to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Luc Mbah a Moute had 12 points and 13 rebounds off the bench for the Bucks. ... Mike Dunleavy had 21 points off the bench and Brandon Jennings had 17 points and seven assists. ... Daniel Gibson had 18 points off the bench for Cleveland. ... The Bucks have now won four straight in the series.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Milwaukee
Kyrie Irving 28 Scoring Ersan Ilyasova 22
Ramon Sessions 6 Assists Drew Gooden 13
Alonzo Gee 5 Rebounds Luc Mbah a Moute 13
Kyrie Irving 4 Free Throws Made Ersan Ilyasova 8
Alonzo Gee 4 Steals Brandon Jennings 4
Daniel Gibson 1 Blocks Drew Gooden 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 105 44.7 11-24 18-25 21 34 3 12 14
Milwaukee 115 53.5 7-23 16-21 38 49 6 10 17

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Bucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .480 after a loss.
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