NBA Results Dec. 21/22: Milwaukee Bucks lose

Cavaliers vs Bucks recap for Wednesday, Dec. 21/22. The Bucks (now 22-11 this season) lost to the Cavaliers, who are now 22-9.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that has proven to be very tough to beat when playing from home this season, hosted the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. The Bucks entered this week as the top-ranked team in our NBA power rankings.

But the Cavaliers, behind 36 points from Donovan Mitchell, won the game in a contest that was fairly close as time expired. They, the Cavaliers, put up a single-digit margin of victory in the game, winning by 8 points. The final score was Milwaukee 106, and Cleveland 114.

Bucks @ Cavaliers Wednesday: Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 45

With the loss, the Bucks are now 22-11 on the season. The top scorer in the game was Giannis Antetokounmpo. He had a very impressive 45 points in the game and 14 rebounds for a double-double in a losing effort.

The Bucks remain the top team in the Eastern Conference standings, a half-game up on the Boston Celtics. The standings are getting very tight right now with Milwaukee, Boston, Brooklyn, and Cleveland all within 2.5 games of one another.

Meanwhile, the Cavaliers improved to 22-9 with the 8-point victory. The team has a five-game winning streak active and they are among the best teams in the NBA from home. Following their victory, the Cavs are 16-2 when hosting this season. With a win over Milwaukee, the No. 1 team in our recent NBA power rankings, Cleveland will be tough to oppose on the moneyline at home without really long odds.

Cleveland Cavaliers (updated): Ranked Team at a Glance

  • Overall record: 22-11
  • Home record: 16-2
  • Away record: 7-9
  • Winning/losing streak: W5
  • Last ten games: 7-3

Further reading: NBA Power Rankings

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