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Rapid Recap: Bucks 124, Cavaliers 99

Milwaukee captured control in the third and never let go

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NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks continued their dominating streak over the Cleveland Cavaliers, getting their road trip off to a solid start with a 124-99 win as they prepare to head west. Box Score

The Bucks got out to a 25-22 lead in the first period despite a poor showing from beyond the arc. Milwaukee found itself holding onto a narrow advantage at half, 59-54. In the third, the Bucks finally snagged control of the contest, including an 11-0 run that put them heading into the fourth ahead. After that, it was never in doubt with Milwaukee proceeding to pile on the points en route to a rout. Bud was able to rest his Giannis for the final five minutes of the game.

With the Bucks heading out for a Western Conference trip that should provide far more formidable tests, banking four straight wins is a solid confidence-booster for a team that was sorely in need of it after those losses to the Pelicans and Hornets.

Stat That Stood Out

16 three-pointers. The stark contrast between Friday night and this game in Milwaukee’s success from deep illustrates how this team can win in multiple ways when needed. On Friday, they didn’t force shots from deep (making only seven), instead opting to put together pinpoint passing sequences or bully their way for finishes in the paint. In this one, they paired restricted area success with an impressive display from deep. It added up to a rout.

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