The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost eight straight and, without their rookie star Kyrie Irving, it's unlikely that streak will end tonight. At the half, the Milwaukee Bucks lead the visiting Cavs by 14, 53-39.
The Bucks led by as many as 19 and have had opportunities to really break the game open, but the Cavs have hung around somewhat. The Bucks shot 49-percent in the first half and had assists on 13 of their 21 baskets. Monta Ellis and Ersan Ilyasova each have 10 points on a combined 9-for-17 shooting. Beno Udrih has added seven off the bench.
The Cavs have seven from both Anthony Parker and Antawn Jamison. Donald Sloan, starting in place of Kyrie Irving, who is out with a shoulder injury, has six points and three assists.