MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Glenn Robinson scored 29 points and Ray Allen scored eight of his 20 in the fourth quarter, helping the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 79-71 Sunday.

The victory moved Milwaukee within a game of the Cavaliers in the Central Division and tightened the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. It was the Bucks' fourth win in five ganes.

Shawn Kemp had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, but it wasn't enough as the Cavaliers lost for the seventh time in nine games.

The Cavaliers cut the Bucks' 11-point lead to three late in the fourth period with an 8-0 run capped by four free throws by Kemp with 1:07 left.

Allen stopped the comeback attempt with a fallaway jumper from the baseline, giving the Bucks a 74-69 lead with 43.8 seconds left.

Cleveland got no closer. The 71 points just surpassed eclipsed the Cavs' season low of 70 against the Chicago Bulls in November.

Trailing 58-50 after three perods, the Cavaliers opened the fourth quarter with a 10-4 run and pulled within two points on Bob Sura's layup with 7:21 to play. But Ervin Johnson tipped in a miss by Robinson and Allen followed with a baseline jumper, making it 66-60 with 6:19 left.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland.

Robinson had 17 points in the first half, his 11 in the second quarter, helping the Bucks take a 40-35 halftime lead.

Notes: Ilgauskas blocked two of Robinson's shots in the first quarter. ... Cleveland's Brevin Knight hurt his left wrist 45 seconds into the game, but returned late in the first period. ... After an illegal defense call on the Bucks by LeRoy Richardson, coach Chris Ford yelled, ``Get a clue, LeRoy.'' ... Cleveland's Henry James had hemorrhoid surgery and did not travel with the team.