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Instant Reaction: Cleveland Cavaliers 93, Milwaukee Bucks 78

Final Outcome

They started hot, almost lost the lead after some awful bench play, but in the end, the Cleveland Cavaliers blew out the Milwaukee Bucks on their home floor by a score of 93-78. It was quite possibly the Cavaliers’ best team win of the season, as no players scored more than 16 points and every regular rotation player provided scoring. Anderson Varejao lead the Cavaliers with 16, while All-Star starter Kyrie Irving added 10 points and 10 assists.

Also, Anthony Bennett played tonight!

Key Play to the Game

The entire third quarter is what won the Cavaliers tonights game. Cleveland started pulling away in the second, but really put the game out of reach in the third, as they outscored the Bucks 25-18. Seemingly everyone pitched in and, from there, it was easily sailing for the Cavaliers down the stretch.

Wine & Gold MVP

Anderson Varejao had a absurd +/- of +20 tonight and was 8-11 from the field. He lead the team in scoring and, alongside Tristan Thompson, controlled the paint. It ultimately didn’t matter that Varejao finished with only four rebounds on the night, as Thompson and Tyler Zeller picked up the slack. Still, Varejao was on his A-game tonight and was the leader on the floor tonight. For that, he gets the MVP award.

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Up Next

The Cavaliers will play at home on Sunday in the second to last game of their home stand as they take on the Phoenix Suns for the first time this season. Phoenix, even without breakout star Eric Bledsoe, recently beat the Indiana Pacers and it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect this team to make the playoffs even without a true superstar on their roster. Their coach, Jeff Hornacek, is one of the favorites for coach of the year and this figures to be a tough matchup for the Cavaliers. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. from Quicken Loans Arena.

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