On Friday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers paid a visit to "The Greek Freak" and the Milwaukee Bucks. While Giannis Antetokounmpo had another strong performance, it wasn't enough for his Bucks' team to grab an early momentum-building victory. Instead, the Cavaliers won by 19 points en route to their second-straight win of the young season. Here's a look at the Cavs vs. Bucks recap with top performers, game stats, standings, and what's next for these two teams.

NBA game recap

The two teams came out to an early draw 25-25 after the first quarter of tonight's game.

In the second quarter, Cleveland took control with a 30-24 pace. The Cavs continued to outscore the home team in the next two quarters 31-24, and 30-24. The final score reflected tonight's dominant control of the game by Cleveland as they collected the 116-97 victory.

LeBron James led the way in scoring for the Cleveland Cavaliers with 24 points on 10-for-16 shooting. James also had eight assists and five rebounds. Teammate Kevin Love scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while dishing out six assists. Jae Crowder finished with 14 points while Derrick Rose had 12 in the win for the Cavs. Kyle Korver contributed 17 off the bench including a 5-for-6 three-point shooting night.

The Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points on 15-for-22 shooting while also getting eight rebounds and eight assists.

Malcolm Brogdon scored 16 points, but that was it for double-digit scoring for the Bucks tonight. Tony Snell came close with nine points, while Greg Monroe scored eight points and snagged eight rebounds after coming off the bench.

For the game, the Cavs shot a red-hot 54.3 percent from the field with a 42.3 percent three-point shooting rate.

The Bucks hit 46.3 percent of their shots but just 31.4 percent of their threes. In the rebounding battle, Cleveland dominated 44-30. The Cavs also scored 64 points in the paint compared to 50 for the home team.

Standings & what's next

With the win, the Cleveland Cavaliers improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 on the road this season.

They're still the favorites in the Eastern Conference and even more of a favorite after Boston's unfortunate loss of Gordon Hayward. Next up for Cleveland is a home game against the Orlando Magic on Saturday night at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Milwaukee Bucks dropped to 1-1 overall and 0-1 on their home court. They'll try to bounce back on Saturday night when they host Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers. Game time starts at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time.