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Monday, December 17th (All times eastern)

Milwaukee Bucks (10-13) at Cleveland Cavaliers (10-14), 7 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The struggling Cleveland Cavaliers will close out a short two-game homestand this evening versus the Milwaukee Bucks at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavs have dropped two straight and eight of their last nine games, including Saturday's 92-86 setback versus the Philadelphia 76ers. LeBron James was limited to 21 points, while Drew Gooden ended with 21 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, which is 5-5 as the host this season.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 12 points and nine boards in a losing cause. In injury news for the Cavs, guard Daniel Gibson (mouth) is questionable for Monday's game and forward Cedric Simmons (ankle) is listed as doubtful.

Milwaukee has won two of its last three games, including Saturday's 95-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Bradley Center.

Michael Redd poured in 32 points and rookie Yi Jianlian added 22 points and seven rebounds for the Bucks, who will work on their 2-11 road record. Mo Williams contributed 19 points and six assists in the win over Minnesota.

The Bucks handed the Cavaliers a 111-107 loss on November 20 this season at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland has won seven of the last eight matchups in the series.

Milwaukee ended an eight-game skid at Cleveland with the win in November.

12/17 10:39:25 ET


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