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For the second straight game, the injury bug found it's way to the Cavaliers' game. This time, struck the wine and gold.
Coach Tyrone Lue said after Cleveland's 116-97 win against the Milwaukee Bucks that starting point guard, Derek Rose left tonight game due to a sprained ankle. Another free agent acquisition, Jose Calderon to start in his place.
Despite the injury, the Cavs played their most complete game of the season, overcoming a cold start from three point range to pull away from the Bucks by 19 points.
The key moment of the game came when Cleveland used three straight three point baskets from Kyle Korver to pull away by double digits in the third quarter. Korver finished the night with 17 points and moved in to 5th all time in career three point scoring, passing Jamal Crawford and Vince Carter.
Lebron James led the way with 24 points and 8 assists.
Before the injury, Rose started out hot, hitting his first 3 shots of the game and finishing with 12 points. Kevin Love chipped in with 17 points and 12 boards.
The Cavs travel back to Qucken Loans Arena to face Orlando in the second half of a back-to-back tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets are still available at cavs.com.