Cleveland plays Milwaukee, aims for 4th straight home win
Milwaukee Bucks (53-18, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (18-53, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland hosts Milwaukee looking to prolong its three-game home winning streak.
The Cavaliers are 14-34 in conference matchups. Cleveland is seventh in the NBA shooting 36.1 percent from deep, led by Brandon Knight shooting 41.8 percent from 3-point range.
The Bucks are 13-1 against the rest of their division. Milwaukee averages 49.4 rebounds per game and is 32-9 when grabbing more rebounds than opponents. In their last meeting on Dec. 14, the Bucks won 114-102. Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 44 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin Love is scoring 18.3 points per game and averaging 11.2 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Cedi Osman has averaged 5.7 rebounds and added 14.3 points per game over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks averaging 27.5 points and grabbing 12.7 rebounds. Khris Middleton has averaged 19.7 points and 6.4 rebounds while shooting 42.2 percent over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bucks: 6-4, averaging 119.2 points, 51.6 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting.
Cavaliers: 4-6, averaging 110 points, 39.2 rebounds, 20.6 assists, 5.9 steals and two blocks per game while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.6 points on 49.2 percent shooting.
Cavaliers Injuries: John Henson: out (wrist), Tristan Thompson: day to day (foot), Larry Nance Jr.: day to day (chest), Kevin Love: day to day (back).
Bucks Injuries: Pau Gasol: day to day (undisclosed), Donte DiVincenzo: day to day (heel), Sterling Brown: day to day (wrist), Malcolm Brogdon: day to day (heel), Giannis Antetokounmpo: day to day (ankle), Ersan Ilyasova: day to day (illness).