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                     === Irving carries Cavs past Bucks ===
 
 Cleveland,  OH (Sports Network) - Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 35 points on
 12-of-17  shooting  to lead the Cleveland  Cavaliers to a 113-108 win over the
 Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.
 
 Tristan  Thompson added  18 points  and  Dion Waiters  chipped in  16 for  the
 Cavs,  who have won back-to-back  games for just the second time this season.
 
 Ersan  Ilyasova  poured in  30 points  to go with  seven rebounds, Monta Ellis
 scored  21  points and dished  out nine  assists and Brandon Jennings finished
 with  14  points and  12 assists for  the Bucks, who  had a three-game winning
 streak snapped.
 
 "We  got a  little bit of a lead,  but then they did what they do best; giving
 guys  the ball and letting them work on the top of the floor," Bucks coach Jim
 Boylan said of the Cavs' comeback. "They kind of had their way with us."
 
 The  Cavs entered  the fourth quarter trailing 90-81, but scored the first six
 points of the frame to make it a three-point game with 9 1/2 minutes left.
 
 The  teams traded scores until a Shaun Livingston reverse layup sparked a 13-0
 burst that gave Cleveland a 102-95 lead with four minutes remaining.
 
 Ellis'  trey 10 seconds  later ended the drought for the Bucks, who managed to
 pull within 107-104 with 52.1 ticks showing.
 
 Irving, though, outscored the Bucks by a 6-2 count over the next 44 seconds to
 put the Cavs ahead 113-106 with 8.3 seconds left.
 
 A dunk by Milwaukee's Larry Sanders with 4.9 seconds to play accounted for the
 final margin.
 
 The  Bucks lead 21-18  after one quarter and took a 59-50 lead into the break.
 Milwaukee's  lead  grew to 79-59  near the midway point  of the third, but the
 Cavs  outscored the Bucks  by a 22-11 margin over the rest of the period to go
 into the final frame trailing by nine points.
 
 "In  the  first quarter, we  were just pressing  and playing too fast," Irving
 admitted.  "We got  ahead of ourselves. In the third quarter, (Milwaukee) came
 out  and made  shots and I made a few  shots. We got back into it and that was
 basically the game. We just kept crawling back."
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Cavs shot 52.3 percent (45-for-86) from the floor ... Livingston finished
 with  12  points and  newly acquired  Marreese Speights  scored 10, while also
 pulling  down six rebounds off the bench, for Cleveland ... The Cavs outscored
 Milwaukee,  52-40,  in the paint  ... Sanders scored  14 points and grabbed 11
 boards in the setback ... The Bucks went 14-for-28 from 3-point range.
 
 01/26 00:25:26 ET