This theory worked in the first half as the Cavs went into the locker room with a 63-60 lead. The second half got away from the Cavs quickly as they lost 123-105, with only 16 points in the fourth quarter.
The Cavs were not willing to allow the same disparity from three against the Bucks, and shot 4-10 from three in the first quarter, after going exactly 4-10 for the entire game against the Clippers. The Cavs only allowed the Bucks to shoot 7-22 from three-point range, but the issue with that philosophy was they were dominated inside, allowing 74 points in the paint. The Cavs threw multiple defenders at him to attempt to slow him down, but it didn’t stop the back-to-back MVP.
Jarrett Allen hit more three pointers in the first quarter than the Bucks did, after hitting one in the corner, and not allowing the Bucks to hit a single three-pointer in the first.