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Just like I said. No Anderson Varejao? No problem. The Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 94-82 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. Tristan Thompson recorded another double-double while Dion Waiters scored 18 points.
Well this was a fun game. The Cleveland Cavaliers put together a pretty awesome complete game en route to a 94-82 win on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Tristan Thompson DOMINATED for stretches and the Cavs' defense fell apart when he left the court (per usual). He finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds and was a +25 in his 37 minutes. Tyler Zeller also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Monta Ellis carried the Milwaukee Bucks and was the only Bucks player in double figures with 37 points. Brandon Jennings was held to just 7 points on 3 of 13 shooting. Larry Sanders had just 2 points but 12 rebounds and 5 blocked shots.
Against all odds, Luke Walton put together some really awesome minutes for the Cavaliers. He set season-highs in minutes, points, rebounds, assists, and steals with 7-6-4-3 in 24 minutes. It was remarkable.
The Cleveland defense was much better tonight, holding the Bucks to just 39.2% shooting from the field.
Leave all your post-game thoughts, concerns, questions, and Tristan Thompson related crow-eating here. Check out the postgame coverage from Brew Hoop for your Bucks perspective.