The Cavs Hosting the Bucks in the Final Showdown of the Season

The NBA regular season is coming to a close with the postseason just around the corner.

Sunday afternoon a 3:30 pm tip-off will occur between the eighth place Eastern Conference Standings squad the Cleveland Cavaliers (43-38), and the second-seeded Milwaukee Bucks (51-30) at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse., pub-2319592412860037, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Overall this will be the 225th regular season meeting taking place as the Bucks lead the series, 128-96. Milwaukee has a three-game winning streak, while Cleveland has lost their last three. In essence, the Cavs have defeated the Bucks in their last two head-to-head meetings back on December 18th, 2021, 119-90, and January 26th, 2022, 115-99. Cedi Osman netted (23 points), and Darius Garland tallied (22 pts.) near Christmas time. For the previous bout, Kevin Love garnered (25 points), Osman yet again had another (23 point) mark, Garland finished with (19) and Evan Mobley rounded out the scoring with (16).

What has Cleveland done well in both of these victories?

● Well, the Cavs have cashed in 30 free throws out of 32 attempts.

● Crashed the glass with a total of 87 boards.

● The Cavaliers drained 35 three-pointer baskets to put both of these games in the win column.

● Furthermore, the Cavs shared the rock very well and contributed 63 assists as a whole.

How will the Cavs respond tomorrow afternoon at home?

● The enormous obstacle for Cleveland is going to be stopping the presence of Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has (2,002 points), (778 rebounds), and (388 assists). In 27 games against the rival Cavaliers, Giannis garnered 647 points, 240 rebounds, 120 assists, in 908 minutes played. The career-high of points for Giannis came back on December 14th, 2018 with a total of 44. For nine seasons of play, Giannis established 14,321 points thus far in the NBA.

● Meanwhile, the Cavs have to contend with three players in the one thousand scoring department columns known as Khris Middleton (1,325 points), Jrue Holliday (1,225 points), and Bobby Portis (1,052 pts.).

● Cleveland can’t take their eyes off of Grayson Allen (733 pts.), and Pat Connaughton (645 points).

● Scoring at will in the paint and getting into the bonus will be important for the Cavs to win this game.

● In theory, Cleveland must rally around Garland, Mobley, Kevin Love, Jarrett Allen, Lauri Markkanen, and Osman. All these players have a combined total of 5,928 points, 2,390 boards, and 1,212 assists.

● The Cavs are a 76.1 free throw shooting percentage squad and a 54.1% midrange club.

● Basketball is a transitional phase game and the Cavaliers must take advantage of all those opportunities early on.

● Use the bench willingly and get the Bucks into early foul trouble.

● Make all your minutes count because this contest is a possible playoff preview of what is to come?

Will the Cavaliers seize victory against the Milwaukee Bucks? Or, will the Bucks make it four straight and build momentum going into the playoffs?

Anything can happen on the hardwood as we will all be tuned in to find out.

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