Even though Milwaukee shot well for most of Sunday's game against Cleveland, the Bucks were ultimately dragged down by turnovers and a second-half awakening from LeBron James in a 108-90 loss to the Cavaliers. The loss to the Cavs was the Bucks' six straight loss, including their second in a row at home.
"[We had] 23 turnovers." Coach Jason Kidd explained afterwards. "We've done that all season, so the one thing we have been is consistent in turning the ball over. That puts our defense in a bad situation and a lot of pressure on your defense."
The Bucks stayed competitive for the majority of the game and once led by 11 points, but Cleveland ended the third quarter on an 8-0 that was led by James, who finished with 28 points (including a perfect 7-for-7 at the line), 10 rebounds and six assists. That theme continued in the fourth, as James scored 13 in the quarter while J.R. Smith also awoke from the dead, nailing three straight triples as the Cavaliers poured on a 41-17 outburst (19 from James) to end the game. Smith's threes were three of the six the Cavs hit in the final period.
Milwaukee's next game will be Tuesday against the Miami Heat, and with 12 regular season games left, Khris Middleton knows the Bucks have to keep fighting for playoff seeding. Check out the video report above for more.