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- The Bucks are severely shorthanded with point guard Beno Udrih (right ankle sprain), small forward Tobias Harris (right elbow laceration), and shooting guard Mike Dunleavy Jr. (left knee bruise) all staying in Milwaukee. Rookie shooting guard Doron Lamb (flu) arrived in Cleveland on a 4 p.m. flight and is available to play, as are centers Larry Sanders (sinus infection) and Ekpe Udoh (left wrist sprain). “We’re going to put Doron out there at his regular spot off the bench and see what happens,” Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. “We’ll have to watch him closely, though.”
- Milwaukee’s starting lineup is point guard Brandon Jennings, shooting guard Monta Ellis, small forward Marquis Daniels, power forward Luc Mbah a Moute, and Sanders. “Brandon and Monta are going to have to play big minutes again tonight because Doron is the only other guard we’ve got,” Skiles said. Udrih is sitting out his seventh straight game, while Dunleavy will miss his fifth in a row. Harris was injured Wednesday in the Bucks’ 98-85 victory over Sacramento.
- Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters (left ankle sprain) has been cleared to resume practicing, but is inactive as coach Byron Scott said he is aiming for him to play Tuesday against Toronto. Small forward Omri Casspi (stomach flu) is at Quicken Loans Arena and is active, but will be a game-time decision. Cleveland is 1-1 in its current four-games-in-five-days set, which concludes Saturday at New York.
- The Cavaliers’ starters are point guard Kyrie Irving, shooting guard C.J. Miles, small forward Alonzo Gee, power forward Tristan Thompson, and center Anderson Varejao. Miles, who was inserted into the lineup two games ago, is averaging 28.0 points on 18-of-36 shooting (50.0 percent). “We’ll just try and make him put the ball on the floor, and rush at him tonight,” Skiles said.
– Brian Dulik