Bucks top Cavs to win 4th in a row, 90-86

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CLEVELAND — Shooting guard Monta Ellis scored 20 of his season-high 33 points in the second half as the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 90-86 Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

Point guard Brandon Jennings added 16 points and a game-best eight assists for the Bucks (12-9), who extended their season-long winning streak to four in a row.

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, while center Anderson Varejao collected eight points, a game-high 18 rebounds and four assists.

Milwaukee has won nine straight games over Central Division rival Cleveland (5-19).