|Date of game: 12/31/2014
Recap: Cleveland vs. Milwaukee
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Knight scored 26 points with six rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks took down a depleted Cleveland Cavaliers team, 96-80, on Wednesday.
O.J. Mayo supplied 15 points off the bench and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Bucks, who have won two straight and three of their last four.
Milwaukee could attribute the win to a very impressive defensive third quarter, holding Cleveland to 3-of-19 shooting and taking a 71-54 lead into the fourth quarter.
LeBron James missed a second consecutive game for the Cavs with left knee soreness, while fellow forward Kevin Love missed the contest with back spasms.
Kyrie Irving paced Cleveland with 25 points and Tristan Thompson deposited 10 points and 13 rebounds.Game Notes