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Game Preview: Milwaukee Bucks @ Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers look to end their two-game losing streak tonight as they face the Milwaukee Bucks (5-6) at The Q. Tipoff at 8 p.m. Eastern on FoxSportsOhio and TNT.

The last time these two teams met was last Saturday, where the Cavs fell to the Bucks in 2OT 108-105. This is the second of four meetings between the Central Division foes.

Including Thursday’s game, Cleveland (8-3) will play five of the next seven contests at The Q where they are a perfect 5-0 in 2015-16.

Since January 19 of last season, the Cavaliers hold a 25-1 regular season record at home, winning by double figures in 17 of the 26 games and outscoring opponents by 11.7 points per game (105.5-93.8) over that stretch, per Cavs.com.

Cleveland has made at least 11 three-pointers in three of the last four games, which includes a season-high 14 triples at Milwaukee on November 14. On the season, the Cavs are connecting on 9.4 three-pointers per game (tied-4th in NBA), per Cavs.com.

Hardwood Classics Night: This season Cavs fans will have the chance to turn back the clock and revisit the 1974-1981 years through a series of six games that will be themed Hardwood Classics Nights. Each night, The Q will throw it back with fun sights and sounds that helped define an era. There will also be surprises from past seasons, including visits from some of the team’s most memorable players and personalities. (from Cavs.com)

Milwaukee Bucks starters:

PG: Michael Carter-Williams
SG: Jerryd Bayless
SF: Khris Middleton
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
C: Greg Monroe

Injuries: Jabari Parker (Mid-Foot Sprain, OUT) and O.J. Mayo (Right Hamstring Strain, OUT)

Cleveland Cavaliers starters:

PG: Mo Williams
SG: J.R. Smith
SF: LeBron James
PF: Kevin Love
C: Timofey Mozgov

Injuries: Iman Shumpert (Ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris, OUT), Kyrie Irving (Fractured Left Knee Cap, OUT) and Mo Williams (Right Lower Leg Soreness, Questionable)

 

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