Varejao, Irving lead Cavaliers past Bucks 93-78
Dec 20, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack (1) drives past Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) of Greece during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs beat the Bucks 114-111. Image by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Anderson Varejao scored 16 points and Kyrie Irving had 10 points and 10 assists, leading lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 93-78 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
Varejao scored eight points to spark a 12-2 run that gave Cleveland a 64-46 lead late in the third quarter. Irving, named an All-Star starter for the first time Thursday, had seven assists in the second half.
Khris Middleton led Milwaukee with 13 points. Brandon Knight, who leads the Bucks with a 15.9 average, was held to eight points and went 4 of 12 from the field.
The Bucks (8-34) have the worst record in the league and have lost 10 of 11.
Tristan Thomnpson scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds while Dion Waiters added 13 points for Cleveland. The Cavaliers lost the first two games of a five-game homestand after going 3-2 on a West Coast trip.