The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their second straight game on Wednesday night, falling to the hot Milwaukee Bucks 115-105. After outscoring the Bucks in the first quarter, 28-23, the Cavaliers were outscored 92-77 in the final three quarters. The Bucks, who just made a big trade with the Golden State Warriors for Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh, and Kwame Brown, have now won four straight games.
Milwaukee opened the second quarter on an 11-2 run to take a 34-30 lead before a back-and-forth finish to the quarter. The Cavs built a four-point lead early in the third quarter, but the Bucks then went on a 16-6 run to take a lead they would never relinquish.
Rookie Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 28 points on 11-for-16 shooting, but he also had eight turnovers. The Bucks had six players in double figures and were led by Mike Dunleavy's 21 points.
The Cavaliers are not in action again until Sunday when they take on the Atlanta Hawks.