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Gooden's triple-double guides Bucks past Cavs

Mar 15, 2012 - 6:16 AM Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Drew Gooden had his second career triple- double, netting 15 points, dishing out 13 assists and grabbing 10 rebounds to help Milwaukee take down Cleveland, 115-105, on Wednesday.

"[Gooden] had a great game," Bucks head coach Scott Skiles said. "Drew's having a very, very good year."

Ersan Ilysova led all Bucks with 22 points, Mike Dunleavy poured in 21 off the bench and Brandon Jennings and Carlos Delfino finished with 17 apiece for Milwaukee, which has won four in a row.

Kyrie Irving had a game-high 28 points and Alonzo Gee donated 19 for the Cavaliers, who dropped their second straight. Daniel Gibson posted 18 points in defeat.

Gooden matches up well against the Cavs. The forward's only other career triple-double came against Cleveland, when he finished with 15 points, 13 boards and 13 assists on April 9, 2011 -- also the last time a Buck accomplished the feat.

The Bucks exploded for 34 points in the second quarter, shooting 60 percent (15-of-25) from the field. They continued their hot shooting in the third, again shooting 60 percent (12-of-20).

"When you allow a team to shoot that well, it puts too much trouble on us offensively," Cavs head coach Byron Scott said. "We're not there yet offensively that we can allow teams to have that kind of field day."

Milwaukee used that second period to turn a five point deficit after the first into a two point edge, 57-55, at halftime, and an 8-1 spurt near the end of the third helped fend off the lingering Cavs.

Cleveland could not make a serious run in the fourth, as Milwaukee scored the first six to take a double-digit advantage for the first time, eventually leading by as many as 18.

Game Notes

Milwaukee players combined for a season-high 38 assists, while Gooden's 13 were also a season-high...Luc Mbah a Moute had a season-high 13 rebounds for the Bucks...There were 20 lead changes and 17 ties, all in the first three quarters...Milwaukee outshot Cleveland 53.5 percent (46-of-86) to 44.7 percent (38-of-85) and held a 49-34 rebounding advantage.