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Cavaliers fall to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Khris Middleton scored 27 points and Milwaukee withstood the absence of two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat Cleveland, 100-90.

Antetokounmpo sat out with back spasms.

Bobby Portis replaced Antetokounmpo in the starting lineup and scored 17 points as the Bucks (6-4) closed a five-game home stretch in which they went 4-1.

The Bucks overcame a huge performance from Cleveland’s Andre Drummond, who had 26 points and 24 rebounds. He was the first Cavalier to have at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in the same game since Anderson Varejao did it against Boston on Jan. 31, 2012.

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