LeBron James had on street clothes, and the Milwaukee Bucks made the most of his absence.
Brandon Knight scored 26 points Wednesday night and Milwaukee led most of the way in a 96-80 win over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers, who played without James for the second straight game.
James was sidelined because of a sore left knee, an injury that also forced him to miss Tuesday’s game against Atlanta. Kevin Love was out with back spasms, and the Cavaliers went on to their fourth loss in five games.
The Bucks seized on their opportunity.