NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, March 22nd (All times eastern)
Cleveland Cavaliers (40-30) at Milwaukee Bucks (23-44), 8:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Milwaukee Bucks attempt to put the brakes on a six-game losing streak, as they host Central Division-rival Cleveland tonight at the Bradley Center.
Cleveland is the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
This is the fourth and final meeting of the campaign between the squads. The Bucks are 2-1 against Cleveland this season.
The Cavaliers have lost eight of their last 11 at Milwaukee.
The Bucks wrap up a four-game homestand. Jason Williams scored 21 points and dished out 10 assists as the Miami Heat used a huge run early in the fourth quarter to surge past Milwaukee, 112-106, on Tuesday at the Bradley Center.
Michael Redd scored a game-high 27 points in the loss for the Bucks, who have dropped nine of their last games overall. Maurice Williams finished with 26 points and 11 assists, while Michael Ruffin collected 14 points and 16 rebounds in defeat.
Milwaukee, which has lost five straight at home, is 17-17 at home this season. The Bucks will visit Miami on Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Cleveland tries to win its third straight game. On Friday, superstar LeBron James finished with 29 points and became the Cavaliers' all-time scoring leader as Cleveland outlasted the Toronto Raptors, 90-83, at Quicken Loans Arena.
James' driving layup with just over four minutes left in the first quarter put him atop the Cavs record book. The bucket gave James 10,391 career points, two more than former center Brad Daugherty, who netted his in 548 career games with Cleveland. It took James just 380 games to surpass Daugherty.
The 23-year-old James also had 12 rebounds and five assists for the Cavaliers, who won their season-best ninth straight game at home. Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Devin Brown chipped in 14 points in the victory.
On the injury front, Ben Wallace (back spasms) is doubtful for the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers are 16-20 on the road this season. They have lost four in a row as the visitor.
Cleveland will host Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
03/22 10:39:22 ET