The Bucks came back from a ton of injuries to rise out of their most recent dry spell. the Cavs have just slid.
Cleveland again are trying to stop their lengthiest losing stretch in more than 8 seasons when they have Milwaukee on Friday evening.
The Cavs ( 8 - 33 ) did not post one double - digit losing stretch within LeBron's 7 season era however already have 2 this year. they have dropped 24 of 25 & enter Friday caught in a fourteen game slide, their worst since losing fifteen consecutive November 6th to December 2nd, 2002.
However, a 106 - 98 defeat to the Suns on Wednesday might be regarded as an improvement following the club had been out-scored by an average of 35.0 points during their last 3 losses. That span which includes a 112 - 57 thumping from the Lakers on January 11th.
Compounding their problems, Cleveland found out Wednesday that starting PG Mo Williams is anticipated to be sidelined for many weeks having a hip injury which already has caused him to skip 7 matchups this year.
Williams assisted the Cavs win the only matchup of the year with the Bucks, putting in twenty-five points & nailing a jump shot as the clock ran out for an 83 - 81 win November 24th.
He joins a Cavs list of injuries which includes guards Christian Eyenga who has a sprained ankle injury & Anthony Parker who has a strained back injury, additionally forwards Joey Graham who has a strained quad injury & Leon Powe who is undergoing knee surgery, and at last Anderson Varejao who will be out for the year having a torn ankle tendon.
Daniel Gibson skipped the Cavaliers' 5 game journey away from home with an ankle sprain prior to Coming back versus the Suns & coming off the bench to put in sixteen points.
Milwaukee ( 15 - 24 ) played Wednesday not having hurt starters, Carlos Delfino who has a concussion, Brandon Jennings who has a left foot injury & John Salmons who has right hip injury. The Bucks broke a 3 game losing stretch having a 100 - 87 victory against the Wizards as Keyon Dooling put in a high for the year twenty-three points.
Andrew Bogut put in just 6 points while fighting a viral infection, however the Bucks prevented a 7th defeat in 8 matchups. Milwaukee, putting in a League worst 91.2 points, achieved 100 for just the 2nd occasion in sixteen games.
Delfino may come back versus the Cavs following practicing Thursday, although Drew Gooden who has a left foot injury, Bogut & Salmons had been kept out.
Milwaukee might be in a position to change direction if it they get into a groove offensively. The Bucks are permitting 92.9 Points per game, 3rd - finest within the NBA.
Milwaukee has dropped 8 of 9 to Cleveland overall & 14 of 15 at Quicken Loans Arena vs. the Cavs.