The Cleveland Cavaliers make the trip to Milwaukee to face the in-form Bucks from the Fiserv Forum on Saturday night. The Cavs and the Bucks are both coming into this game on the back of a win in their previous game. However, they both possess contrasting winning records.
Cavaliers break eight-game skid with OT winForm
The Cavaliers managed to snap their eight-game losing streak by upsetting the San Antonio Spurs in their previous game, 117-109 in overtime. The Cavs are now 6-19 for the season after the win.
Kevin Love hit the game-tying three-pointer in regulation time before leading the Cavs with 30 points and 17 rebounds, past the Spurs. Collin Sexton had 28 points, while Jordan Clarkson managed 25 points for the Cavs.
What was said?
"Hell, yeah," Love said about having fun. "I think that's what is lost sometimes. It's human nature to feel that way after the losses pile up or you fall on hard times, but I think it's a really long season. You have to find some bright spots and know at the end of the day that if you really love this game, there is going to be ups and downs."
"I just think we all stuck together."K-Love and JC are joined by a special guest as they look back on a hard-fought victory in overtime. #BeTheFight pic.twitter.com/BYiDTgQvP5— FOX Sports Cleveland (@FOXSportsCLE) December 13, 2019
Bucks win 16th straight game for 22-3Form
The Bucks cruised to their 16th win on the bounce as they beat the New Orleans Pelicans. They did that without Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks are now 22-3 for the season, owning the identical record as the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Bucks won 127-112 against the Pelicans. Eric Bledsoe led the Bucks with 29 points, while Khris Middleton had 24 points. The Bucks have now tied the second-longest winning streak in franchise history, moving towards the record of 20.
What was said?
"I think we took a little more ownership of what's going on out there," Middleton said. "When Giannis is out there, he draws such a huge crowd that we play through him a lot. Without him tonight, we know we have to do a little bit more. It was a great test, they play with a fast pace just like us. I think we did a great job."
Led by Giannis, the Bucks are the league leaders in points scored, at 120.8 per game. They also rack up the most rebounds, at 51.6 boards per game.
Trends as found on covers.com are: Milwaukee Bucks are:
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Cleveland Cavaliers are:
- 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games as a road favorite.
- 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
- Cavaliers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.