US Sports Night 8th November

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Evening All - Stephen Clark here with another night of US Sports action. NBA is the focus tonight and we will be concentrating first of all on the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavs have made an indifferent start to the season and face one of the up and coming sides in the Eastern Conference.

The Cavs are the slight favourites for this one and leBron James has made his unhappiness at the start to the season public via social media. It won't be an easy game for Cleveland though tonigh and they will have to face the man who could well be the new face of the NBA - The Greek - Giannis Antetokounmpo

Horrible start for the Bucks as they gave away the ball and fouls on a regular basis. The Cavs were in the bonus inside 3 minutes but Milwaukee have dug in and at the first timout they only trail by 3. MIL 12 CLE 15 (6:58 Q1)

The Bucks are hanging in here. Cleveland went 11 points up on a LeBron 3, but Milwaukee hit right back with a trey of thier own and are back within 5 at the next timeout MIL 20 CLE 25 (3:58 Q1)

Stoppage in play as James is down after an elbow to the chest from Thon Maker. Great name, not so great play. After a review, there is nothing malicious in the clash and LeBron is back out to shoot the free throws. Hits them both and the Cavs lead by 8 MIL 21 CLE 29 (2:47 Q1)

Kyle Korver hits a 3 at the buzzer for the Cavs to extend the lead to double digits at the end of the 1st quarter. Kevin Love has 12 points and LeBron 10 for Cleveland, Giannis with 10 for the Bucks END OF Q1 BUCKS 28 CAVALIERS 39

Cavaliers take a time out as the Bucks score 5 unanswered points to reduce the deficit to 8 points. Cleveland in control, but can't pull away from a stubborn Milwaukee side. MIL 39 CLE 47 (8:15 Q2)

Bucks can't miss at the minute as they hit 4 in a row to stay in touch. Cleveland still lead but it has been trimmed to just 6 points now. MIL 45 CLE 51 (6:18 Q2)

Bucks have come all the way back and now lead by 3 points. Cavs call out a timeout to stop the bleeding of an 11-4 run in the favour of Milwaukee. MIL 59 CLE 56 (2:16 Q2)

Half Time and the game just about sums up the Cavs season so far. Good in patches but just not the dominant force everyone expecte them to be. The Bucks have hung around and go into the break with a 2 point lead. HALF TIME MILWAUKEE BUCKS 67 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 65