Monta Ellis went off for 30 points and added 5 rebounds leading Milwaukee to a 107-98 win over Cleveland on Wednesday at Bradley Center.
The Bucks earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 12-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 203.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Brandon Jennings had 19 points for Milwaukee and Ersan Ilyasova chipped in with 18 points. Monta Ellis had 8 assists for the Bucks, while Ekpe Udoh was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
Cleveland got 27 points from Anthony Parker in a losing cause and another 17 points from Antawn Jamison. Donald Sloan contributed 8 assists for the Cavaliers, while Tristan Thompson had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Milwaukee were victorious, as the score was 53-39 at the break.
Cleveland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-41.
Next game, Milwaukee takes its act home to face Charlotte looking for another win. For Cleveland, they head on the road to face Toronto.