A Giannis-less Bucks team struggled against one of the basement dwellers of the NBA Wednesday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers topped Milwaukee 107-102. It marked the second straight night the Bucks played without MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo. The All-Star is nursing knee and foot injuries.
The Bucks only had eight healthy players for the late-season game in Cleveland. Milwaukee was led by Khris Middleton's 26 points and 12 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe added 24 points, eight assists and eight rebounds. Brook Lopez chipped in 19 points in the loss.
Fiserv Forum will be home for the Bucks' next four games including a Friday night tilt with the Miami Heat and a rematch with the Cavaliers on Sunday at 3:30 PM. Milwaukee's lead in the East is down to two games over the Raptors.