Bayless, Carter-Williams get 17 in Bucks’ 2OT win over Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers' Mo Williams and Milwaukee Bucks' Jerryd Bayless go after a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 108-105 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Mo Williams and Milwaukee Bucks' Jerryd Bayless go after a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 108-105 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jerryd Bayless scored 17 points and held LeBron James scoreless over the final 3:15 of the second overtime, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Cleveland 108-105 on Saturday night, snapping the Cavaliers’ eight-game winning streak.

James scored 37 points for Cleveland, which lost for the first time since dropping a 97-95 decision at Chicago in the season opener on Oct. 27.

Michael Carter-Williams scored 17 points for Milwaukee while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 points and 11 rebounds in 45 minutes before fouling out with 3:15 left in the second overtime. Greg Monroe scored 16 points and had 17 rebounds for the Bucks.

Bayless drew the assignment of guarding James after Antetokounmpo fouled out, and he held the Cleveland star scoreless the rest of the game.

J.R. Smith hit a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left to pull Cleveland within 108-105.

Bayless missed a running one-hander with 5 seconds to go, but Monroe grabbed the offensive rebound with 3 seconds left to seal the victory for Milwaukee.

Cleveland’s Kevin Love had 24 points and 14 rebounds for his 300th career double-double in just 449 NBA games.

Mo Williams, starting in place of Cleveland’s injured Kyrie Irving, was held to four points despite coming into the game averaging 16.9.

With the score tied in the first overtime, James blocked a shot by Bayless with 10 seconds left. Cleveland called time out, but James 3-point attempt missed at the buzzer to send the game into a second overtime.

James scored six points in the final 1:24 of regulation, tying the score at 88-88 on a two-handed dunk with 16.5 seconds to go. After a timeout, Cleveland double-teamed Monroe and Bayless missed a 16-foot jumper as time expired, sending the game into overtime.

The Cavaliers’ defense pushed the game into overtime by forcing three Milwaukee turnovers in the final 1:47 of the fourth quarter.

The Bucks held Cleveland scoreless for more than 5 minutes in the third quarter, scoring 10 consecutive points to take a 64-55 lead on Monroe’s 13-foot jumper with 5:35 left. James scored five points in the final 9 minutes of the quarter, but was the only Cleveland player to score in that time, and Milwaukee led 70-61 after three quarters.

Carter-Williams dunked in a missed shot as time expired in the first half, giving Milwaukee a 50-44 lead.

TIP-INS:

Cavaliers: Jefferson was questionable before the game with a right ankle injury, but scored 14 points in 39 minutes. He scored eight points in less than 1 minute early in the fourth quarter to get Cleveland back in the game.

Bucks: La Marsellaise, the national anthem of France, was played before the game in remembrance of those killed and injured in the Paris attacks. … Parker picked up two fouls in the first 1:53 of the game.

UP NEXT:

Cavaliers: Wraps up three-game trip at Detroit on Tuesday.

Bucks: Visit Washington on Tuesday night.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s