The matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers has serious implications for the top of the Eastern Conference. The Bucks currently sit first overall, with a 22-8 record and an 8-5 record on the road. The Cavaliers aren't far behind in third place, owning a 21-11 record and a 15-2 record on their home court.
Milwaukee enter this game off the back of two impressive wins over strong Western Conference teams. They'll continue their five-game road trip when they face Cleveland in the second match of five. The Cavaliers enter this game on a four-game win streak, now winning three games of their current six-game home stand.
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|Milwaukee Bucks||Head-to-Head||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Mike Budenholzer||Head Coach||J.B. Bickerstaff|
|22-8 (1st in East)||Standing||21-11 (3rd in East)|
|113.1 (15th of 30)||Off Rtg||114.0 (11th of 30)|
|108.8 (2nd of 30)||Def Rtg||107.3 (1st of 30)|
|99.3 (15th of 30)||Pace||95.4 (30th of 30)|
Leaders (Per Game)
|G. Antetokounmpo (31.0)||PPG||D. Mitchell (29.3)|
|G. Antetokounmpo (11.1)||RPG||J. Allen (10.3)|
|J. Holiday (7.6)||APG||D. Garland (8.0)|
|J. Holiday (1.5)||SPG||D. Garland (1.4)|
|B. Lopez (2.7)||BPG||J. Allen, E. Mobley (1.3)|
|G. Antetokounmpo (.533)/G. Antetokounmpo (11.1)||FG%/FGM||R. Lopez (.643)/D. Mitchell (10.3)|
|J. Carter (.408)/J. Holiday (2.3)||3P%/3PM||D. Mitchell (.431)/D. Mitchell (3.9)|
|Khris Middleton||Milwaukee Bucks||19 Dec 2022||Day to Day (Knee)||Middleton was OUT for Milwaukee's Monday (Dec 19) game.|
|Ricky Rubio||Cleveland Cavaliers||18 Oct 2022||Out (Knee)||Rubio is still recovering from a left ACL tear, there is no timetable for his return.|
|Dylan Windler||Cleveland Cavaliers||16 Nov 2022||Out (Ankle)||Winder will miss another 4-6 weeks.|
|Dean Wade||Cleveland Cavaliers||04 Dec 2022||Out (Shoulder)||Wade suffered an AC joint sprain and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.|
|Lamar Stevens||Cleveland Cavaliers||19 Dec 2022||Day to Day (Knee)||Stevens was OUT for Cleveland's Monday (Dec 19) game.|
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers enter what is expected to be one of the most heated matchups of the early season. The Bucks have won seven of their last ten games and enter this matchup on a two-game win streak. On the other side, the hosting Cleveland Cavaliers also have seven wins out of their last 10 and are on a four-game win streak.
The Milwaukee Bucks have been comfortable in their two wins over the Cavaliers this season, averaging 115.0 points while holding them to 100.0 through their past games. Despite Cleveland's size, Milwaukee have dominated the glass 47.5 to 37.5 while also converting on 15.5 three-pointers per game. Cleveland are on a hot streak as of late, but the Bucks have already proven that they have a strong counter to the Eastern Conference hopefuls.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a really good run of form, shooting 50.9% from the field over their four-game win streak. But with Milwaukee's interior defense and the Cavaliers' own historical struggles against the Bucks' paint presence, expect another series win for Milwaukee. The Bucks have more than proven themselves a strong match for the Cavs.
Two teams that haven't exactly lit up the scoreboard when they've faced off, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks likely won't change that trend. In their last two meetings this season, the Bucks are averaging 115.0 points while the Cavaliers are averaging just 100.0 points. However, when the two teams meet in this game, the Cavaliers should have their full scoring complement available.
On the season, the Bucks are averaging 113.1 points per game and allowing just 108.8 points per game for a point differential of +4.3. The Cavaliers are averaging 110.9 points per game and are allowing just 104.4 points per game for a +6.5-point differential. Cleveland will hope that their fully healthy starting lineup will make a difference when these teams meet.
Cleveland own the league's slowest pace, 95.4 - good enough for last in the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks are right in the middle of the pack, owning a 99.3 pace. It'll be a tough and deliberate battle in the paint between these two teams, but the Bucks' interior defense should once again be the difference maker to hold down the Cavaliers' offense.
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