Milwaukee came to the Q and routed the young Cavaliers 121-84 in downtown Cleveland Friday night.
Kyrie Irving had a blistering first quarter. He was all alone as far as Cavs scorers were concerned against the Milwaukee Bucks. Irving scored 13 first quarter points, but the Cavs could not contain the scorching Bucks, who held a 35-26 lead after the first quarter.
It was all down hill after that. The Cavs’ offense went into a shell in the second quarter, while the Bucks couldn’t miss a shot. Milwaukee kept Cleveland to just 18 second quarter points while scoring 36 of their own. That added to up to a 71-44 halftime lead as the crowd at Quicken Loans Arena started to filter the air with boos.
Milwaukee reached triple digits with just a few seconds elapsed in the fourth quarter.
A long night for the Cavs and their fans as the team lost its 6th game in a row.
The only curiosity for Cavs in the final frame was whether Irving could outscore the Bucks’ Brandon Jennings.
The Duke star drilled home 29 points to take scoring honors for the night, while Jennings, who spearheaded the Bucks attack, chimed in with 28. To make matters worse for the Cavs, Irving suffered a sprained shoulder. He’ll continue to be evaluated.
Cavs have to travel to New York to finish up the month of March against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.