Cleveland Cavaliers: 3 takeaways from Bucks’ trampling of Cavs

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The Milwaukee Bucks ran through the Cleveland Cavaliers en route to a 108-92 win.

The Milwaukee Bucks didn’t need Giannis Antetokounmpo (who was out with reported neck soreness, per Bucks’ Twitter) to blow out the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland came out slow and got buried quickly. They couldn’t hit a shot on the offensive end and weren’t doing much to make up for it on the other end. Milwaukee jumped out to a 31-18 lead after one and extended that lead to 29 points in the second half. The Cavs fought back to cut the lead down to 11, but it was too little too late.

The worst part of Monday’s game wasn’t the result on the floor. Tristan Thompson left the game in the third quarter with a left foot injury. Thompson’s been the Cavs’ best and most consistent player this season. Losing him for any extended length of time would turn this season into even more of a nightmare than it already is.

Collin Sexton really struggled in this one. Eric Bledsoe dominated him on both ends of the floor as the rookie finished with 15 points on just five-of-18 shooting with two assists and two turnovers.

Larry Nance Jr. put together a solid game with Thompson missing most of the second half as he finished with a season-high 16 points and seven rebounds.

Jaron Blossomgame had another nice showing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was active on both ends of the floor and continues to make plays with his athleticism. Blossomgame finished with his first career double-double as he put up 11 points and 11 rebounds while shooting three-for-five from beyond the arc.

The Cavs’ struggles on the road continue as they are now 2-9 away from Quicken Loans Arena. Here’s what we learned from the loss.