CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers established their game in the second quarter and then doubled a halftime lead early in the fourth quarter en route to a 93-78 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
It was a rare sight.
The team cruised in the fourth quarter on their way to the lopsided win. Even rookie Anthony Bennett was inserted into the game for some minutes in the late going. He struggled, missing a couple of dunks, and got three fouls in five minutes.
He had two points on two free throws.
The Cavs were playing their third game on the home court after an extensive, five-game swing out west.
Anderson Varejao led the way with 16 points on 8 of 11 shooting, and four rebounds.
Tristan Thompson had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Dion Waiters canned 13 points. All-Star Kyrie Irving only played 28 minutes and scored 10 while dishing out 10 assists.
The Cavs are back in action Sunday night at the Q when they host Phoenix.