The Cleveland Cavaliers have not had a good run recently. The team has lost star point guard Kyrie Irving for the next month with a hairline fracture in his left hand, and have gone into a tailspin without his presence on the court. The Cavs have lost four in a row, and nine of their last 10 games, and have slipped into last place in the Central Division.
The Milwaukee Bucks currently sit in first place in the division, a half game ahead of the Chicago Bulls and one game ahead of the Indiana Pacers. The Detroit Pistons have steadied themselves after an 0-8 start, and are now 3.5 games behind the Bucks, and the Cavs sit in last, five games behind.