The Cleveland Cavaliers not only have the best record in the NBA, but the best home court record in the league. Last night, the Milwaukee Bucks gave the Cavs a good run for their money before falling 101-98.
The Cavaliers shot 49 free throws, while the Bucks attempted just 9, a huge disparity that figured into the outcome. Bucks big man Andrew Bogut said, “This is a little over the top. We know they’re an aggressive team and we know they get to the rim but we were attacking the rim the same way.” Bucks forward John Salmons said he didn’t want to lose any money so he wasn’t going to comment.
Salmons had 28 points to lead all scorers. Andrew Bogut added 19 points and 12 rebounds. Lebron James had 23 and Mo Williams 21 to lead the Cavaliers.
But the bottom line, despite the free throw disparity, Bucks coach Scott Skiles said they should have won and they blew it.
The Bucks had chances down the stretch, but John Salmons and Luke Ridnour committed costly turnovers on their final two possessions.