NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, November 20th (All times eastern)
Milwaukee Bucks (4-4) at Cleveland Cavaliers (5-5), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers wrap up a three-game homestand tonight versus the Milwaukee Bucks at Quicken Loans Arena.
Cleveland ended a two-game slide and improved to 1-1 on the stand after Friday's 99-94 triumph over the Utah Jazz. Superstar LeBron James torched the Jazz for 40 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to lead the way.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who are 3-2 over their last five games. Sasha Pavlovic chipped in 12 points in the winning cause.
While Cavaliers guard Larry Hughes is out for some time with a bone bruise in his left leg, forward Cedric Simmons is doubtful for Tuesday's game with an ankle injury. Forward Demetris Nichols (back) is questionable.
Milwaukee is still searching for its first road win of the season (0-4), but has won two straight and four of its last six games.
In Saturday's 105-96 win over the Atlanta Hawks at the Bradley Center, Michael Redd and Andrew Bogut each scored 21 points to lead the Bucks, who will return home for three games versus the Lakers, Mavericks and Sixers after this evening's tilt in Cleveland.
Charlie Villanueva scored 17 points and Bobby Simmons had 10 in the win over Atlanta. Maurice Williams scored 11 points and had 10 assists with eight rebounds, while Desmond Mason chipped in 10 points in the win.
Cleveland took all four games from Milwaukee last season and has won seven in a row and eight of the last nine matchups.
The Bucks have dropped eight consecutive games at Quicken Loans Arena.
11/20 10:41:47 ET