MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Bucks have won four straight games for the first time in almost two years, after beating Cleveland 115-105 at the Bradley Center last night. Drew Gooden had 15 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds for his second career triple-double. His first came last year, also against Cleveland. Milwaukee had 38 assists – the most by an N-B-A team this season. And the Bucks remain tied with New York for the final playoff spot in the East, with Cleveland falling to two games behind them. The Bucks took a six-point lead into the fourth quarter, and then used a 6-0 run to pull away. The game was the first after Tuesday night’s trade which brought guard Monta Ellis and forward Ekpe Udoh to Milwaukee. They spoke at a news conference before the game, but could not suit up because the players the Bucks traded – Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson – had not passed their physicals at Golden State yet. But because both those players had been out, the Bucks lost nothing on the floor. In fact, they gained something because forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute returned after missing two games with a knee injury. He had 12 points and 13 rebounds. Kyrie Irving scored 28 for Cleveland, who’ve dropped four of their last five overall and four straight to Milwaukee. The Bucks will play at Golden State tomorrow night.
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