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Cavs take Bucks down with strong 4th quarter

The Cavaliers got back in the win column with a 102-95 win over the Bucks

CLEVELAND--Bouyed by the return of LeBron James, the Cavaliers used a fourth quarter surge to take down the Milwaukee Bucks, 102-95 in front of a sold out crowd at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs improved to 41-17, while the Bucks drop to 26-32.

After a last second three-point shot to end the third quarter by Derrick Williams on a pass from Richard Jefferson that gave the Cavs a 77-73 lead, the Cavs took control of the game in the fourth quarter.

Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 25 points to go with nine assists. James returned after missing a game with strep throat and scored 24 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Derrick Williams scored 14 points, while Kyle Korver chipped in with 13 and Jefferson added 11.

Tip Ins

Korver Back: After twisting his knee in the loss to the Bulls, Kyle Korver returned to the lineup and scored 13 points off the bench, hitting 3-of-9 three pointers.

Shoot the 3: The Cavs shot 37 percent from behind the arc on 10-of-27 shots.

Dishing It: The Cavs had 20 assists, led by Kyrie Irving with nine. 

Double-Double: The only player with a double-double was LeBron James with 24 points and 10 rebounds. James had six assists. 

Good February: After a poor January with the Cavs finishing just 7-8, they were 9-2 in February.

Delly Time: Former Cav Matthew Dellavedova returned to Cleveland with the Bucks and scored four points with six assists.

DWilliams2 Debut: Deron Williams is likely to make his debut with the Cavaliers on Wednesday night against the Celtics. The Cavs announced his signing on Monday night. 

Bogut Watch: Andrew Bogut was bought out by the 76ers and is reportedly interested in joining the Cavs, but other teams believed to be interested in his services are the Spurs, Rockets and Celtics.

Next Up: The Cavs will taken on the Celtics in Boston Wednesday night at 8 pm.


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