Kyrie Irving put up 39 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers nip the Milwaukee Bucks, 114-111. Cleveland (10-15) picked up the win after falling to Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.
Irving finished 13-25 (2-7 from three-point range) and 11-12 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Cleveland were Jarrett Jack with 17 points and 5 assists, and Tristan Thompson with 10 points and 15 rebounds. On 6-21 shooting (3-11 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-6 from the free throw line, O.J. Mayo put up 20 points off the bench for Milwaukee in the loss. He also added 7 rebounds. John Henson added 18 points and 10 rebounds, Brandon Knight finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Khris Middleton put up 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Milwaukee (5-21) has now lost five consecutive games.
Coming up, the Cavaliers square off with the Chicago Bulls, who are 9-16 on the season. The Bucks go up against the Philadelphia 76ers, currently sitting at 8-19 this year. The Cavaliers are 1-1 versus Chicago this season. The Bucks have a 0-1 record against Philadelphia this season.