MILWAUKEE - Danny Schayes scored a season-high 31 points and the Milwaukee Bucks started the fourth quarter with 10 consecutive points to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-103.Fred Roberts added 23 points to match his season high and Dale Ellis had 20 for the Bucks.
Lester Conner tied a career-high with 18 assists while playing in place of Jay Humphries, who has a groin pull. Schayes, whose previous scoring high this season was 26, also had 12 rebounds.
Brad Daugherty led Cleveland with 23 points - only eight in the second half - and Larry Nance added 16.
Ellis scored seven points in a 15-3 Milwaukee run in the third quarter that built an 86-76 lead. But Cleveland got the final six points of the period to pull within four.
But starting the fourth quarter, the Bucks got baskets from Ellis, Roberts and Jeff Grayer and two free throws and a basket from Schayes to build the lead to 96-82 with 8:50 left.