No Giannis Antetokounmpo on the floor tonight, but it looks like the Milwaukee Bucks will not need him.
The Bucks made 11 first-half 3-pointers against a beleaguered Cleveland Cavaliers team, taking a 59-41 lead into the half.
Eric Bledsoe has 16 points, including 4-of-5 shooting from outside the arc, and Brook Lopez and Sterling Brown have nearly identical lines (10 points, 2 of 3 on 3-pointers), as the Bucks have had their way against the 6-20 Cavaliers.
Jordan Clarkson and Tristan Thompson have eight points each to lead the Cavaliers, who lost LeBron James in free acency to the Los Angeles Lakers and have been without Kevin Love most of the season with a toe injury.
The teams combined to miss the game’s first nine shots, before the Bucks began a methodical dismantling of the Cavs. Bledsoe made two 3-pointers and Lopez one in a 9-0 run that gave the Bucks a 50-30 lead. The lead reached 21 points on three occasions.