Jennings Leads Bucks Past Cavaliers, 121-84
Brandon Jennings scored 28 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 121-84 Friday night.
Ersan Ilyasova, who missed Tuesday’s game because of back spasms, scored 20 points, while Mike Dunleavy added 16 and shot 4 for 5 on 3-pointers. Jennings and Ilyasova didn’t play in the fourth quarter.
Rookie Kyrie Irving scored 29 points to lead Cleveland before leaving in the fourth quarter with a sprained right shoulder. Irving was 11 for 20 from the field, including 6 for 6 on 3s.
Milwaukee, which trailed New York by 2 1/2 games for the East’s final playoff spot coming in, took the lead for good early in the first quarter. The Bucks scored the first 16 points of the second period and steadily built the lead throughout the game. Milwaukee’s biggest margin was the game’s final score.