Cleveland Cavaliers Preview: Cavs @ Bucks

This young Cavaliers’ roster will look to bounce back after their first loss of the season to the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls.  The Bulls started the game on a 7-0 run and never let up as they served the Cavs a 115-86 loss.

The Cavaliers travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks, fresh off their season opening victory last night against the Boston Celtics.  This is the first game of a six game, 11-day road trip.  For a lot of players on the Cavs’ roster, they have never experienced life on the road for 11 straight days.  I am excited to see how this team responds each game.

They are looking to shake off their less-than-spectacular performance last night against the Chicago Bulls.  The Cavaliers’ defense allowed the Bulls to shoot 63.8 percent from the field, something that had to have been the main topic of discussion in the team meeting today.

November 2, 2012; Cleveland, OH USA: Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao (17) goes up for a layup as Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (5) defends during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

Rookie Dion Waiters will have his hands full tonight matching up against Monta Ellis.  Ellis was acquired by the Bucks last season in a multiplayer exchange, headlining Andrew Bogut.  Ellis shot the ball 20 times in the team’s season opener and the Cavs will expect nothing different tonight.

Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. in the Harris Bradley Center.


Cavs’ Starters:

Kyrie Irving

Dion Waiters

Alonzo Gee

Tristan Thompson

Anderson Varejao


Bucks’ Starters:

Brandon Jennings

Monta Ellis

Tobias Harris

Ersan Ilyasova

Samuel Dalembert

Cavs’ Stats:

Points Per Game: 90.0

Field Goal Percentage: 43.0%

Rebounds Per Game: 43.5

Turnovers Per Game: 19.0

Points Against Per Game: 99.5


Bucks’ Stats:

Points Per Game: 99

Field Goal Percentage: 46.5%

Rebounds Per Game: 46.0

Turnovers Per Game: 19.0

Points Against Per Game: 98.7

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Dion Waiters

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