Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Cleveland Cavaliers (13-11) play against the Milwaukee Bucks (9-9) at Fiserv Forum

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Monday December 6, 2021

Cleveland Cavaliers 16, Milwaukee Bucks 16 (Q1 02:51)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Birthday-sized block for Giannis!!
Khris finishes with the jam. PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Another game, another DG-JA oop.
📺 #CavsBucks on @BallySportsCLE PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Some shots have finally gone in for both teams – #Bucks lead 14-10 with 5:21 to go in the first quarter. Milwaukee is shooting 46%, Cleveland 26% – 8:22 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Bobby ‘big jam’ Portis 😤 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Cleveland’s first field goal comes at the 8:30 mark of the first quarter. The #Bucks haven’t been much better. – 8:19 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
There’s Khris Middleton threading a long-distance bounce pass through traffic again. Found Bobby Portis on the run for an easy dunk in transition.
Bucks up, 5-0, with 9:15 left in the first quarter. – 8:15 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Grayson gets us going!! 👌 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Grayson Allen is back in the lineup tonight and he just got the Bucks’ first basket on a catch-and-shoot 3. – 8:12 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Found some @Darius Garland fans in Fiserv Forum ❤️💛 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Giannis Antetokounmpo now has a bus route named after him…8:09 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks-Cavaliers. PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
It’s time for Bucks Basketball!! PM

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
In the last 2 games, Washington has been outscored by a total of 40 points in the first half:
-19 vs. Cleveland
– 21 at Toronto
They are down 14 with 2 minutes left in the 1H at Indy – 8:00 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
One of ’em, two of ’em, three of ’em… It’s game time! #LetEmKnow PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
The Bucks have won their last 7 games against the Cavaliers. PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo (calf) and Grayson Allen (illness) are back in the starting lineup for the #Bucks tonight. – 7:37 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
All-Defensive teams to start the year:
First Team
G – Alex Caruso
G – Mikal Bridges (idc idc idc)
F – Draymond Green
F – Giannis
C – Rudy Gobert
Second Team
G – Matisse Thybulle
G – Chris Paul
F – Paul George
F – Evan Mobley
C – Nikola Jokić
Let’s argue. – 7:34 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Birthday Boy back in lineup for tonight: PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
#FROHIO has been cleared for takeoff 🚀 #LetEmKnow PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
🗣️“Those are the moments that are going to define you as a person. Are you going to quit or are you going to keep moving forward?” – Giannis Antetokounmpo on his brother Alex acknowledging how tough a year it was in Spain as he started his pro career.
📌…7:28 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Bobby is in the midst of a career-long double-figure scoring streak of 15 games.
🎥: @SociosHoops PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Markieff Morris on the court shooting pregame. With Heat likely to hold first home practice of regular season on Tuesday, Wednesday vs. Bucks could be in play. Likely will come down to how he comes out of practice. – 6:57 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
One time for the Birthday boy!!
🎥: @SociosHoops PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
A familiar five. #LetEmKnow PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Last night, @Evan Mobley recorded 14 PTS, 12 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL and 1 BLK.
It was his 6th double-double of the season, the most of all rookies.
#MobleyMonday x #LetEmKnow PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Previously, in The Land.
Winners of seven straight over the Cavs.
🔄 @BetwayUSA Game Rewind: PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Debate between me and @VeniceMase — Is winning a million bucks… BK – 6:32 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Fresh jacket, Thanasis. 🔥
📸: @MotorolaUS PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Giannis turns 27 today.
2-time MVP.
Finals MVP.
Defensive POY.
No other player in NBA history won all three awards before turning 27. – 6:29 PM

Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
It’s unclear at this time whether DeMar DeRozan will travel to Cleveland with the Bulls tomorrow for Wednesday’s game, Bulls coach Billy Donovan says. – 6:27 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
#LetEmKnow PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Bobby Boards in the building.
📸: @MotorolaUS PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton warming up before tonight’s game against the Cavaliers.
(Before you ask, Antetokounmpo is still listed as questionable. We’ll ask Budenholzer about him shortly.) PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
‘Tis the TEE-son.
Shop the latest Milwaukee Originals t-shirt designed in collaboration with local artist Dave Watkins.
More on the designer: PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
What a week for the Wine & Gold!
Look back at the best action in our Top Plays, recycled by @RepublicService! #LetEmKnow PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Important notes ahead of tonight’s game.
📝: @Jockey PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Dean Wade (calf strain) and Dylan Windler (G League assignment) are out for tonight’s game against the Bucks.
This is a chance for Windler to get more game action and a developmental opportunity by playing with the Cleveland Charge tonight and potentially tomorrow. – 4:37 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Another test on the road!
🆚 @Milwaukee Bucks
🕗 8:00PM ET
📺 @BallySportsCLE
@betwayusa | #GetItLocked PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#NBA Top 5 Power Rankings 👀:
1. #Suns 19-4 (Next game today vs. #Spurs)
2. #Warriors 19-4 (Next game today vs. #Magic)
3. #Bulls 16-8 (Next game today vs. #Nuggets)
4. #Nets 16-7 (Next game Tuesday vs. #Mavs)
5. #Bucks 15-9 (Next game today vs. #Cavs) PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
My NBA picks tonight (7-5 on season):
1) Warriors -15.5 vs ORL
2) Cavs +6.5 at MIL
I join @TheAthletic’s 🎙Best on the Board 🎙 Mondays as @MBeller & @AndrewRDeWitt make NFL picks (+ a Cade prop).
📼 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
“I’ve got ice in my veins. That’s what they say right?”
Giannis always here to remind you this is his house. 😤 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
During Thanksgiving week, @Evan Mobley, @Isaac Okoro and @Lamar Stevens joined Cavs staff and members of @BHGH_NEO to pack up all of the items needed for 100 families to have a delicious Thanksgiving meal! 🦃🥧
Cavs Season of Giving is presented by @OswaldCompanies | #CavsCare PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The Bucks have recalled Donte DiVincenzo from its G League affiliate, team says. – 2:56 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Everyone was getting buckets this week!! 🔥
Best Plays of the Week presented by @BMOHarrisBank. PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Happy birthday, Giannis.
Thanks for letting me borrow your “Knock Knock” joke. PM

Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
#Cavs G/F Dylan Windler playing tonight for the G League affiliate Cleveland Charge (6 p.m. at the Wolstein Center vs. Iowa Wolves) and likely in Tuesday’s home game (also against Wolves) to get more court time. Injuries have limited 2019 pick Windler to 48 career games. – 2:24 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Our headline package on Donte DiVincenzo’s return is now live.
Per a source, DiVincenzo is just heading to the Herd for practice reps for now. (The Herd’s next game is Dec. 12.)
At @TheAthletic:…2:14 PM