National Basketball Association
Milwaukee 129, Cleveland 112
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, October 28, 2019
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#64 Justin Van Duyne, #32 Marat Kogut, #48 Scott Foster
Khris Middleton led seven players in double figures with 21 points Monday night as the Milwaukee Bucks gradually pulled away from the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers for a 129-112 victory.
Coming off a home loss to Miami, the Bucks also got 19- and 17-point efforts off the bench from George Hill and Pat Connaughton, respectively, while also getting double-figure scoring from starters Brook Lopez (16), Giannis Antetokounmpo (14), Eric Bledsoe (14) and Wes Matthews (14).
Collin Sexton led Cleveland with 18 points.
After the Cavaliers had taken a 31-30 lead into the second period, Connaughton opened the period with a flurry, converting a three-point play, hitting a layup and connecting on a pair of 3-pointers en route to 11 points in a 13-2 run that opened a 10-point Bucks advantage.
Milwaukee led 59-52 at halftime and extended the margin to as much as 83-67 in the third period after another Connaughton 3-pointer before coasting home.
Connaughton (four) combined with Middleton, Lopez and Kyle Korver (three apiece) for 13 3-pointers as the Bucks outscored the Cavaliers 51-36 from beyond the arc. The Bucks shot 17-for-38 (44.7 percent) on 3s.
Antetokounmpo completed a double-double with a team-high 10 rebounds. He also found time for seven assists, one fewer than the team leader, Bledsoe.
Tristan Thompson (17 points, 13 rebounds) and Kevin Love (15 points, game-high 16 rebounds) notched double-doubles for the Cavaliers, who were coming off a home win over Indiana on Saturday.
Jordan Clarkson added 17 points, Larry Nance Jr. 15 and Cedi Osman 10 for the Cavaliers, who were outshot 52.2 percent to 45.0.
Love accounted for three of his team's 12 3-pointers, but shot just 3-for-10 from distance. The Cavaliers went 12-for-39 (30.8 percent) on 3s.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Collin Sexton 18
Khris Middleton 21
Jordan Clarkson 4
Eric Bledsoe 8
Kevin Love 16
Giannis Antetokounmpo 10
Jordan Clarkson 3
||Free Throws Made
Giannis Antetokounmpo 4
Tyler Cook 1
Brook Lopez 3
Larry Nance Jr. 2
Giannis Antetokounmpo 2
Team Stats Summary
Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Bucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
Cleveland will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.