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Cleveland 124, Milwaukee 117
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, March 19, 2018
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #36 Brent Barnaky, #28 Kevin Scott
Attendance: 20562
LeBron James recorded his 16th triple-double of the season in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 124-117 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

James scored 40 points on 16-of-29 shooting and added 12 rebounds with 10 assists. Kevin Love started and scored 18 points with seven rebounds in his first action since breaking his wrist in a Jan. 30 game against Detroit.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 37, and Khris Middleton added 30. The Bucks shot 51.1 percent from the floor and made 8 of 31 3-pointers but were outrebounded 42-32 and had no answer for James.

Middleton scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting with a pair of 3-pointers, but the Cavaliers, behind nine points from James, took a 26-25 lead into the second.

Cleveland stretched its lead to five early in the second, but eight straight points from Antetokounmpo got the Bucks within two and a 3-pointer from Jabari Parker gave them a 40-39 lead with 7:18 left in the half.

A 10-0 run gave the Cavaliers a 58-51 lead, and after a 38-point effort in the quarter, they went into halftime up 64-57.

Middleton had 13 in the third as Milwaukee got as close as three, but 17 from James let the Cavaliers open the fourth with an eight-point cushion.

With James on the bench to start the final quarter, Milwaukee failed to take advantage and fell behind by 17 when Love sank a pair of free throws with 4:34 to play.

While Love returned, the Cavaliers were without head coach Tyronn Lue, who announced Monday that he was stepping away from the team indefinitely to focus on his health.

Associate head coach Larry Drew, who led Milwaukee during the 2013-14 season, took over Monday and will lead the Cavaliers until Lue returns -- which he hopes is before the playoffs begin.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Milwaukee   Cleveland
Giannis Antetokounmpo 37 Scoring LeBron James 40
Eric Bledsoe 8 Assists LeBron James 10
Giannis Antetokounmpo 11 Rebounds LeBron James 12
Giannis Antetokounmpo 11 Free Throws Made LeBron James 5
Thon Maker 3 Steals LeBron James 2
Eric Bledsoe 2 Blocks Kevin Love 2
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 117 51.1 8-31 19-20 26 32 7 11 15
Cleveland 124 49.4 15-38 23-27 24 42 6 4 15
Upcoming Games
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .585 after a win and .586 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Bucks have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .594 after a loss.