Milwaukee took a 108-107 lead on a tip-in by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 1:12 left. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving missed a 3-pointer from the left corner on the next possession, but Jabari Parker’s lay-in attempt at the other end curled out.James was fouled on the rebound by Antetokounmpo, his sixth. James then hit the deep 3-pointer to put Cleveland up 110-108.Parker was fouled on a layup attempt on the ensuing possession but missed both free throws. Irving hit a pair of free throws with 15.7 seconds left to make it 112-108.James had 34 points and Irving 28 for Cleveland, which had lost at Milwaukee 118-101 on Nov. 29. Parker had 30 points and Antetokounmpo added 25. The two teams meet again Wednesday night in Cleveland.The Bucks scored the final seven points of regulation to send it into overtime tied at 100.Parker scored on a drive to put Milwaukee up 104-102, but Richard Jefferson was fouled on a three-point attempt and hit all three free throws to put Cleveland back ahead 105-104. Antetokounmpo answered with a short jumper from the lane to put the Bucks in front 106-105.Jefferson scored on a baseline drive, but Antetokounmpo made a tip-in to give the Bucks the 108-107 lead with 1:12 left.The Cavaliers took a 100-93 lead on Irving’s 3-pointer with 2:32 left in regulation, but Greg Monroe’s inside basket and Tony Snell’s 3-pointer cut it to 100-98 with 47 seconds remaining.After a missed 3-pointer by James, Parker scored on an inside spin move from the left side to tie it at 100 with 15.5 seconds left. Irving missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 1 second left.After trailing by 18 during the first half, the Bucks scored the first five points of the third quarter, going in front 58-57 on Dellavedova’s 3-pointer for their first lead since the opening minute.James and Channing Frye hit consecutive three-pointers to put the Cavs up 77-71 with 3:30 left in the third quarter. Cleveland led 84-78 entering the fourth quarter.
In the I-A division, Los Alamitos (23-4) is automatically on the road since the Griffins were at home Friday night for their win over Huntington Beach while their Tuesday opponent, Leuzinger (13-9), had to travel to beat Dos Pueblos on Friday. All games are scheduled for 7 o’clock tipoffs. – Frank Burlison 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The coin fell favorably for area boys basketball teams Saturday morning. The Poly, Compton, Mayfair, St. John Bosco and St. Anthony high coaches won flips at the CIF Southern Section office and the reward was the right to play host to second-round playoff games Tuesday night. In Division I-AA, Poly (18-10) will take on San Gabriel Valley League co-champion Dominguez (20-7), Moore League champion Compton (24-4) gets Harvard-Westlake (22-5), Suburban League runner-up Mayfair (20-6) is at home to Mission Viejo (22-5), St. John Bosco (16-12) welcomes Suburban League third-place squad La Mirada (20-7), Suburban champion Artesia (25-2) – the No. 2 seed – visits Simi Valley (21-6), and Jordan (19-9) – which upset host Centennial on Friday night – was automatically given a home game against Santa Margarita (20-5). St. Anthony (24-3) won a flip with Cathedral (17-9) and will be at home in a IV-A quarterfinal Tuesday night.