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Cavs were prepared for Giannis (0:48)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Giannis Antetokounmpo to ESPN when asked how he's improved the most in his five years in the league: "I think my mentality. The way I approach the game. The way I approach just a simple practice. That's my mentality. I take this more serious. I'm not taking this for granted no more. I think my rookie I was just having fun. I was 18 and I was living the American dream. Now, I think it's like, it's time to like work hard and achieve goals and do whatever it takes for your team to win. So I think my mentality has changed since my rookie year."

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Mejia mashing in AFL

Indians top prospect Francisco Mejia went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI during Friday's Arizona Fall League action, bringing his average to .423. The catcher slashed .297/.346/.490 with 14 home runs at Double-A Akron this past season before a September call-up to the majors, where he notched two hits in 13 at-bats.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs bench ranked 29th in the league in bench scoring last season at 29.1 points per game. Tonight Cleveland's reserves are outscoring Milwaukee's second unit 40-17 late in the fourth quarter.

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Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Playoff atmosphere in Milwaukee tonight.

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Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Cavs huddle up before heading out to face the Bucks

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Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Hood up, Jae Crowder warms up on the floor where he once played for Marquette

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Dwyane Wade works on his wing-post game as he prepares for the Bucks

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Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Derrick Rose with an extensive pregame stretching routine

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Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

LeBron James going around through his pregame routine in Milwaukee. Just let vet 90 minutes from tip.

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Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Derek Rose arrives for work