With the loss, the Bucks dropped to 28-13 on the season and the Cavaliers improved to 24-15 on the season with the win. Milwaukee never stood a chance from the opening tip-off as they were just dominated all game long.
Damian Lillard led the Milwaukee Bucks with 17 points, two rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Bobby Portis Jr. continues to play well off the bench for Milwaukee with 16 points, six rebounds, three assists, and one steal. One of the most alarming performances for the Bucks on Wednesday night was Khris Middleton.
In the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo, he needed to step up his game and he certainly did not. Middleton only scored two points, grabbed two rebounds, recorded two assists, and blocked one shot. Khris Middleton is better served as the third option to Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard rather than being the second option when one of them is out due to injury.
Andre Jackson Jr. started in place of Antetokounmpo on Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Milwaukee losing by 40 points on the road against Cleveland came as a surprise but there was something else in this game also came at a surprise.
Cleveland Cavaliers Bench Player Georges Niang Scored 33 Points Off the Bench Against the Milwaukee Bucks
Everything seemed to go Cleveland’s way on Wednesday night. Darius Garland and Evan Mobley have been out for them over the past month due to injury and different players have been stepping up for them. Georges Niang is the latest player to step up for the Cleveland Cavaliers off the bench.
He scored 33 points, grabbed five rebounds, and recorded two assists. Niang shot 92.9% from the field and 83.3% from three-point land. He simply would not miss. Georges Niang played the game of his life against Milwaukee.
This was the story of the night mainly in the Bucks and the Cavaliers matchup. Donovan Mitchell also scored 31 points, grabbed five rebounds, recorded seven assists, and recorded three steals in the game. Mitchell is also one of the more important players on the Cavaliers roster.
This is a game that the Bucks will want to forget about with its best player sidelined. The sky isn’t falling for Milwaukee after the matchup against Cleveland, these nights happen all the time in the NBA.