Bucks earn first Summer League win


LAS VEGAS -- The Milwaukee Bucks (1-4) claimed their first victory on the final day of the 2010 NBA Summer League with their 80-66 coast-to-coast win over the Cleveland Cavaliers (3-2) Sunday afternoon at UNLV's Cox Pavilion.

Milwaukee jumped out to a 6-0 lead nearly three minutes into the contest and never looked back after shooting 44.4 percent compared to Cleveland's 25.0 percent over the game's first 10 minutes. The Cavaliers trailed 20-15 after the first quarter of action with eight of their 15 points coming from the free throw line.

The Bucks pushed their lead to double digits just 1:42 into the second frame and owned as much as a 20-point cushion with under a minute left before intermission.

Cleveland's offense came to life in the third when they pulled within seven at 48-41 midway through the stanza. The Cavaliers rattled off 12 of the quarter's first 14 points in a span of 5:08, but then watched as the deficit fluctuated between nine and 13 points the rest of the way.

Milwaukee scored the first basket in the fourth to push its lead to 11 before staying in double digits the remainder of the game before eventually winning by 14.

The Bucks' offense was led by Deron Washington and Larry Sanders, who both threw down a team-high 17 points. Sean Williams followed closely behind with 16 of his own.

Jerome Dyson scored a game-high 18 points in a losing effort for Cleveland. David Monds was second for the Cavaliers in scoring with 14 points and added 15 rebounds to combine the pair for a double-double.

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