Chicago Bulls (17-8, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (13-12, ninth in the Eastern Conference) Chicago Bulls (17-8, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (13-12, ninth in the Eastern Conference) Cleveland; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: DeMar DeRozan and the Chicago Bulls visit the Cleveland Cavaliers. DeRozan is fourth in the league averaging 26.4 points per game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo came back from a two-game absence and scored 27 points on his 27th birthday to help the Milwaukee Bucks defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-104 on Monday night. The two-time MVP made all three of his 3-point attempts and also had 12 rebounds in his return from a sore right calf as the Bucks won for the 10th time in 11 games. He scored 15 points in the fourth quarter.
On the second night of a back-to-back, the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a team that needed just a little more energy. After trailing by double digits in the second half to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Cavs were able to get within two points with just over seven minutes to go. But Cleveland was able to stay tight with the Bucks or even take the lead, as they were not able to respond to 9-0 Milwaukee run that spanned nearly five minutes in the fourth quarter.