Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 85-82

PLAYER OF THE GAME:LeBron James did it effortlessly, it seemed, but he wound up with 26 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists while playing 38 minutes.

He had six turnovers but blocked three shots and was 12 of 14 at the free-throw line.

PLAY OF THE GAME: Former Bucks guard Mo Williams stayed tight to the three-point line and gave Brandon Jennings virtually no look on a game-tying three-point try with 3 seconds left. The shot was an airball.


Cleveland — Too little, too late.

That was the story for the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night as they rallied from a 15-point, fourth-quarter deficit and had a chance at a game-tying shot in the final seconds.

But the outcome was a familiar one as the Cleveland Cavaliers survived to take an 85-82 victory before a sellout crowd of 20,662 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Rookie Brandon Jennings, who struggled with his perimeter shot all night, was closely guarded by Cavaliers...