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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Final Score: Cavs Dispatch Bucks, 94-82

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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.

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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.


Final - 12.22.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland Cavaliers 19 27 25 23 94
Milwaukee Bucks 19 18 26 19 82

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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.

Kyrie Irving had a bit of a quiet night, but finished with 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. Dion Waiters scored a team-high 18 points on 9 of 17 shooting.

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.