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Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks, Game 27 preview and listings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers (6-20) will head to Milwaukee to play the Bucks (17-8) on Monday night. 

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Fiserv Forum

TV: FoxSports Ohio 

Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.

Online: FoxSports Go apps

Last meeting: The Cavs beat the Bucks 124-117 on March 19, 2018. 

Cavs minute: This will be the first of four matchups against Milwaukee this season. … Cleveland will play Milwaukee again Friday night, making it two meetings against the same team in a five-day stretch. … The other two games against Milwaukee follow that same pattern. … Monday marks the Cavs’ first game at Fiserv Forum. …  Last season, Cleveland went 3-1 against the Bucks, which was their fourth straight year winning the regular season series. … The Cavs have scored at least 100 points in 14 straight games against the Bucks. … Tristan Thompson (4,996) is four points shy of becoming the 17th player in franchise history to record 5,000 career points. … Thompson scored 23 points to go with 19 rebounds against Washington, his third career 20-point, 15-rebound game. … In Saturday’s 116-101 win over Washington, Cleveland shot 47-of-89 (52.8 percent) from the field, marking the first time this season it has hit at least 50 percent in back-to-back games. … Saturday night was Collin Sexton’s third consecutive outing with at least 20 points. The last Cavs rookie to have three consecutive 20-plus point scoring performances was Dion Waiters in March 2013. 

Bucks minute: Milwaukee holds the Eastern Conference’s second-best record. … The Bucks have not lost to a Central Division opponent yet this season. … Through 25 games, the Bucks are outscoring opponents by 9.6 points — the best point differential in the league. … Milwaukee has the second-best offensive rating. … Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 18.3 points in the paint, which is No. 1 in the NBA. … The Bucks have reached the 100-point mark in 24 of 25 games, only failing to get there against the Golden State Warriors. … Milwaukee has outrebounded its opponent in all but three games this season. … Startin shooting guard Malcolm Brogdon and Golden State’s Stephen Curry are the only players in the NBA shooting better than 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the free-throw line.

Probable starters:


F Cedi Osman

F Jaron Blossomgame

C Tristan Thompson

G Alec Burks

G Collin Sexton


F Khris Middleton

F Giannis Antetokounmpo

C Brook Lopez

G Malcolm Brogdon

G Eric Bledsoe

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