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Kevin Love scores 25, Cleveland Cavaliers make 19 3s and stun champion Milwaukee Bucks 115-99

The Cavs won for the eighth time in nine games and with their 30th win leap-frogged Milwaukee and the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference standings.

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love scored 25 points, Cedi Osman added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers made 19 3-pointers in a 115-99 win over the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.

The Cavs (30-19) won for the eighth time in nine games and with their 30th win leap-frogged Milwaukee and the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference standings. Darius Garland scored 19 and rookie Evan Mobley had 16 for Cleveland, which won just 22 last season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points after missing a game with knee soreness, but had seven of Milwaukee's 19 turnovers that led to 31 points for Cleveland. Bobby Portis added 22 points and Khris Middleton 21 for the Bucks (30-20).

Still just 1 1/2 games behind the Miami Heat for the top spot in the East, the Cavaliers will get a three-day break before heading to Detroit to play the Pistons Sunday evening.

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