The Cleveland Cavaliers, playing without their star rookie Kyrie Irving, lost their ninth straight game on Wednesday night, falling to the Milwaukee Bucks by nine, 107-98.
Anthony Parker scored 27 points on 11-for-14 shooting, but the rest of the team shot 28-for-81 (35-percent) while Milwaukee shot 57-percent from the field.Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 30 points on 15-for-25 shooting and he also had eight dimes.
Cleveland outscored the Bucks in the second half 59-54, but dug themselves too big of a hole in the first half to come all the way back.
Donald Sloan, starting in place of the injured Irving, had 12 points and eight assists. Antawn Jamison added 17 points, as all Cavs' starters were in double figures.
The Cavs will look to keep this losing streak under 10 games when they play again on Friday in Toronto.