COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—Ramon Sessions(notes) scored 26 points, Anthony Parker(notes) added
18 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 83-77 on Thursday night
in their final exhibition game.
A former Milwaukee draft pick, Sessions started at point guard in place of
Mo Williams(notes), who left to be with his family following the death of his
Chris Douglas-Roberts(notes) had 16 points for the Bucks, and former Cavaliers
forward Drew Gooden(notes) added 11 points, six rebounds and three blocks.
After leading 42-40 at the half, the Cavaliers trailed for much of the
fourth quarter, but closed out the game on a 25-14 run thanks to critical
turnovers by the Bucks in the final 4 minutes.
Cleveland forwards Antawn Jamison(notes) and Anderson Varejao(notes) were back in the
lineup for the second straight game, but guard Daniel Gibson(notes) was out with a mild
neck strain and is day-to-day.