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James, Cavs look to get things back on track

Dec 17, 2007 - 2:40 PM Milwaukee (10-13) at Cleveland (10-14) 7:00 pm EST

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- If LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers hope to return to the NBA Finals, they need to get things in order now.

James and the slumping Cavaliers will try to get out of their funk when they welcome in the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

Despite getting 21 points apiece from James and Drew Gooden, the Cavaliers still dropped their eighth decision in nine games with Saturday's 92-86 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

"Right now, we're reeling a bit because of the losses," Cavs coach Mike Brown said. "We've got to fight through it and find a way to get it done."

With Larry Hughes back from injury and Anderson Varejao finally done nagging about a new contract, Cleveland has its entire team together that was swept in the Finals by San Antonio last spring.

Michael Redd poured in 32 points and rookie Yi Jianlian added 22 and seven rebounds as the Bucks captured their second victory in three games with a 95-92 win over Minnesota on Saturday.

After going through a dismal stretch to open the month, Jianlian has bounced back to show why Milwaukee took him sixth overall in June's draft. The 6-11 Chinese import is averaging 16.6 points and 6.3 boards over his previous three games.