Cavs vs. Bucks, Game 64
at Bradley Center
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
WHAT HAPPENED: Fans learned what life would be like without LeBron James, and it wasn't pretty.
Coach Mike Brown decided to sit James on Saturday against Milwaukee. James tweaked his right ankle in the Detroit game on Friday and had been playing huge minutes as of late. He's also suffered several bumps and bruises.
Don't be completely shocked if he's held out of the San Antonio game on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs don't play again after that until Friday. That would give James six days off.
Brown insisted James wasn't sitting because of the injury.
Jawad Williams started at small forward against the Bucks, but did very little (six points, three rebounds).
The Cavs had their six-game winning streak snapped. They shot 44 percent from the field. It was the first time in six games they didn't shoot 50 percent or better.
SF Jawad Williams (6-9, 220) vs. Carlos Delfino (6-6, 230)
PF Antawn Jamison (6-9, 235) vs. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (6-8, 230)
C J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242) vs. Andrew Bogut (7-0, 260)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. John Salmons (6-6, 207)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 190) vs. Brandon Jennings (6-1, 169)
Cavs - C Shaquille O'Neal, G Sebastian Telfair, G Daniel Gibson.
Bucks - G Michael Redd.
Marc Davis, Matt Boland, Scott Wall