CLEVELAND, OH - The Cavs playing without Larry Nance Jr. battled the Bucks late into the 4th quarter in a back and forth affair before falling to the Bucks offensive onslaught 123-105. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for Milwaukee with 33 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. Khris Middleton pitched in with 15 points and Jrue Holiday added 17 points in the Bucks win.
It was a balanced effort for the Cavs tonight, with no Cavs players finishing above the 20 point threshold. Collin Sexton led the Cavaliers with 19 points and 4 assists. Andre Drummond finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds.
The Cavs will look to avenge tonight's loss against the Bucks tomorrow night at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for game 2 of their back to back against Milwaukee. Tip-off is set for 8 PM.