Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving loves playing against Brandon Jennings and the Milwaukee Bucks. He averages more points per game against Milwaukee (28.0 PPG) than any other team in the NBA, and over his career he has converted 59.3 percent of his shots, 66.7 percent of his three-pointers and 92.3 percent of his free throws against the Bucks.
It didn't matter that Irving and Anderson Varejao combined to score 47 points on 20-of-31 shooting in that first matchup on Nov. 3, because Mike Dunleavy dropped in a season-high 29 points on 10-of-12 shooting and helped the Bucks grab a dramatic win in their home opener. Dunleavy didn't make the trip with the Bucks this time, so it's up to Jennings, Monta Ellis and Ersan Ilyasova to provide the bulk of the points.
Dion Waiters (ankle) is out for the Cavs. Tobias Harris (elbow laceration), Mike Dunleavy (knee) and Beno Udrih (ankle) are out for the Bucks, while Doron Lamb (illness) will play, Ekpe Udoh (wrist) is a game-time decision and Larry Sanders (illness) will start.
#Cavs will hold moment of silence prior to tonight's game against Milwaukee to honor victims in Connecticut school shooting.— M.S. Boyer/J. Valade (@PDcavsinsider) December 14, 2012