Apr 11, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Knight (11) drives for a shot as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson (13) defends during the second quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Instant Reaction: Milwaukee Bucks 119, Cleveland Cavaliers 114


Final Outcome

In their first game since being officially eliminated from playoff contention, the Cleveland Cavaliers journeyed to Milwaukee to take on a Bucks team with the worst record in the NBA. Whether it was the Bucks’ record or their own disappointment over being eliminated from playoff contention, the Cavaliers showed inconsistent energy throughout the game, particularly on the defensive end. Because of this, the Cavaliers trailed by as many as five and led by as many as fourteen at various points of the game. Ultimately the lack of effort cost them a game they should have won and the Bucks prevailed

Key Play of the Game

A series of finishes at the basket by Tristan Thompson kept the Cavaliers in the game early. Thompson ran the court every time the Cavaliers had possession and he was rewarded for it in a big way.

Wine & Gold MVP

Tristan Thompson was the one Cavalier to consistently hustle tonight. Thompson had 18 points on 5-8 shooting (8-10 from the line) to go along with ten rebounds.

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Up Next:

The Cavaliers return to Cleveland on Saturday to face the Boston Celtics. The Celtics will also be on the second night of a back-to-back as they beat the  Charlotte Bobcats  106-103 tonight. The Cavaliers’ losses to Boston earlier this season are a big reason they are not going to the playoffs. The Cavaliers may want to gain a measure of revenge, no matter how hollow it may truly be.

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  • Letterman007

    Another fine job of coaching by Mike Brown!! Gotta go!!!