Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 101-98

Cleveland — It was an oh-so-bitter pill for the Milwaukee Bucks to swallow Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Bucks took the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers, proud owners of the best record and best home record in the National Basketball Association, into the final seconds before the Cavaliers out-executed the Bucks and narrowly escaped with a 101-98 victory.

The Bucks (41-33) kicked themselves afterward over missed opportunities and shoddy execution down the str...

PLAYER OF THE GAME: It was kind of a quiet night by LeBron James' standards (23 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists), but he got to the basket that put the Cavs ahead for good 17.4 seconds left.

PLAY OF THE GAME: According to Cavaliers coach Mike Brown, James called that play, on which James took a pass from Mo Williams and scored a layup to give Cleveland the 97-95 lead with 17.4 seconds left. "Those are the types of areas where if I didn't say anything, nobody would kn...