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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 20 15 15 21 71 MILWAUKEE 20 20 18 21 79 FINAL


CLEVELAND (71) AT MILWAUKEE (79)

CLEVELAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

HENDERSON F 30 1-8 2-4 2 2 4 1 3 1 3 4 KEMP F 42 6-20 8-10 7 3 10 1 2 2 3 20 ILGAUSKAS C 44 7-16 1-2 5 8 13 1 3 2 3 15 KNIGHT G 28 3-11 2-2 0 1 1 6 3 4 1 8 PERSON G 37 2-5 0-1 1 3 4 0 1 1 1 4 SURA 35 5-8 1-2 0 2 2 6 5 2 3 12 POTAPENKO 17 2-8 1-2 1 3 4 0 1 0 2 5 THOMAS 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FERRY 5 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 BROOKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION JAMES DNP - HEMORRHOID SURGERY SCOTT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 27-77 15-23 16 22 38 15 20 12 16 71 (.351) (.652) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 17(15 PTS)

MILWAUKEE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

HILL F 42 3-6 1-4 5 5 10 1 3 3 1 7 ROBINSON F 46 11-24 7-7 2 3 5 1 3 1 8 29 JOHNSON C 35 3-7 0-0 3 9 12 0 4 0 0 6 ALLEN G 35 9-18 2-2 0 1 1 2 4 0 1 20 PERRY G 35 2-7 2-2 0 2 2 4 3 2 3 6 CURRY 27 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 3 4 1 1 4 GILLIAM 20 1-1 5-8 0 6 6 0 3 0 4 7 FEICK DNP - COACH'S DECISION GREEN DNP - COACH'S DECISION HONEYCUTT DNP - COACH'S DECISION LANG DNP - COACH'S DECISION PIERCE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-67 17-23 10 27 37 11 24 7 18 79 (.463) (.739) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 18(17 PTS)

CLEVELAND 20 15 15 21 - 71 MILWAUKEE 20 20 18 21 - 79

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - ILGAUSKAS 2, KEMP. MILWAUKEE - JOHNSON 4, HILL, GILLIAM. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 2-4 (.500), PERSON 0-2, SURA 1-1, FERRY 1-1. MILWAUKEE 0-4 (.000), ROBINSON 0-1, ALLEN 0-3. TECHNICALS: CLEVELAND - FERRY, MILWAUKEE - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, RON OLESIAK, LEROY RICHARDSON. A - 17,536. T - 2:13.


CLEVELAND (71) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 30 1-8 2-4 2-4 1 3 4 Kemp 42 6-20 8-10 7-10 1 2 20 Ilgauskas 44 7-16 1-2 5-13 1 3 15 Knight 28 3-11 2-2 0-1 6 3 8 Person 37 2-5 0-1 1-4 0 1 4 Sura 35 5-8 1-2 0-2 6 5 12 Potapenko 17 2-8 1-2 1-4 0 1 5 Thomas 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Ferry 5 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 3 Brooks DNP - coach's decision James DNP - hemorrhoid surgery Scott DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-77 15-23 16-38 15 20 71 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.351, FT-.652. 3-Point Goals: 2-4, .500 (Person 0-2, Sura 1-1, Ferry 1-1). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 3 (Ilgauskas 2, Kemp). Turnovers: 17 (Henderson 3, Ilgauskas 3, Kemp 3, Sura 3, Potapenko 2, Knight, Person). Steals: 12 (Knight 4, Ilgauskas 2, Kemp 2, Sura 2, Henderson, Person).

MILWAUKEE (79) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 42 3-6 1-4 5-10 1 3 7 Robinson 46 11-24 7-7 2-5 1 3 29 Johnson 35 3-7 0-0 3-12 0 4 6 Allen 35 9-18 2-2 0-1 2 4 20 Perry 35 2-7 2-2 0-2 4 3 6 Curry 27 2-4 0-0 0-1 3 4 4 Gilliam 20 1-1 5-8 0-6 0 3 7 Feick DNP - coach's decision Green DNP - coach's decision Honeycutt DNP - coach's decision Lang DNP - coach's decision Pierce DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-67 17-23 10-37 11 24 79 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.463, FT-.739. 3-Point Goals: 0-4, .000 (Robinson 0-1, Allen 0-3). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 6 (Johnson 4, Hill, Gilliam). Turnovers: 18 (Robinson 8, Gilliam 4, Perry 3, Allen, Curry, Hill). Steals: 7 (Hill 3, Perry 2, Curry, Robinson). ____________________________________________ Cleveland 20 15 15 21 - 71 Milwaukee 20 20 18 21 - 79 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Cleveland 1 (Ferry, 4:34 2nd). Milwaukee 1 (Illegal Defense, 11:29 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,536. T: 2:13. Officials: Steve Javie, Ron Olesiak, Leroy Richardson.


GAME RECAP

Glenn Robinson scored 10 of his 29 points during a key first-half run as the Milwaukee Bucks slipped past the Cleveland Cavaliers, 79-71, to move two games over .500 for the first time in two months.

Ray Allen added 20 points and Tyrone Hill grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bucks, who moved within one game of eighth-place Cleveland for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

"It was an outstanding effort from our guys," Bucks coach Chris Ford said. "Defensively, we just dug in. It felt like a playoff game with every possession of vital importance. we just have to have this intensity for every game from here on in."

Shawn Kemp had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 15 and 12 for Cleveland, which has dropped seven of its last nine games and fell to 1-2 against Milwaukee this season.

"We just didn't bring it. You have to bring the game and go out and create opportunites," Kemp said. "You have to bring the consistency at the end of the season and we just don't have that now. We have to forget this one and move on."

Ilgauskas, the Most Valuable Player of the Rookie Game at All-Star Weekend two weeks ago, scored four points during a 10-2 run as the Cavaliers built their largest lead, 17-10, with 5:22 to play in the opening quarter.

But Robinson took over. He started a 20-5 run with a 12-foot jumper. Elliot Perry, who has been starting in place of injured former Cavalier Terrell Brandon, sank a jumper from the right corner to draw Milwaukee within 17-14 with 4:01 to go.

After the teams traded layups, Robinson added a jumper from the left side. Vitaly Potapenko drained one of two free throws with 24 seconds remaining before Michael Curry closed out the quarter with a long jumper, tying the score, 20-20.

Robinson continued the rally by scoring Milwaukee's first six points of the second quarter. He started with a layup and added a dunk off an assist from Perry. After Cleveland's Bobby Sura answered with a jumper, Robinson hit two foul shots. Allen added a long jumper and Hill a short hook shot as the Bucks took a 30-22 lead with 7:19 remaining in the first half.

"It was a huge win for us," Robinson said. "Cleveland has the eighth playoff spot and now we moved within one game. We played well without Terrell today. It's hard because he is the key to the team, but we're finding ways to win."

Milwaukee maintained the lead and held a 40-35 advantage at halftime.

"I thought Milwaukee played very hard," Cavaliers coach Mike Fratello said. "Their veteran leadership guys asserted themselves. We did a lot of small things that hurt us, especially turnovers. These are lessons we have to learn from."

The Cavaliers had 17 turnovers and made just 35 percent (27-of-77) from the field.

"We did not finish well, which was a credit to them," Fratello said. "We had a number of opportunities down low, but couldn't convert, which resulted in us shooting 36 percent. You could see the purpose for both teams and a sense of urgency setting in."

A dunk by Ilgauskas tied the score, 42-42, with 9:39 to play in the third quarter. But Milwaukee reeled off six straight points, capped by a jumper from Allen, for a 48-42 edge it never relinquished.

"We enjoyed today's victory, but we have a long way to go," Ford said. "There is confidence running through the locker room. The guys have roles to fill and are finding different ways to secure victories."

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