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Notebook: Suns 108, Cavaliers 83


Posted Sunday March 25, 2012 8:39PM

By Brian Dulik, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Center Marcin Gortat and power forward Markieff Morris shared game-high honors with 22 points apiece as the Phoenix Suns led from wire to wire in a 108-83 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Shooting guard Shannon Brown added 16 points and point guard Steve Nash dished out 13 assists for the visiting Suns, who are 11-4 since the NBA All-Star break. Rookie point guard Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 16 points and four assists, while small forward Omri Casspi had 14 points. Cleveland, which trailed by 29 points late in the fourth quarter, never got closer than 15 in the second half.

QUOTABLE: "We got off to a great start, but I thought we played well for the whole 48 minutes. This was, by far, the best ball movement we've had this year. We were able to get easy shots because of our (ball) rotation all day."
-- Suns coach Alvin Gentry

THE STAT: Gortat and Morris combined for 31 first-half points on 14-for-21 shooting -- feasting on screen-and-rolls against Irving and Cavaliers centers Tristan Thompson and Samardo Samuels. "Their bigs were jumping out really high and really hard, so when they didn't get help on the backside, we were open when we rolled," said Gortat, who finished the afternoon 10-for-16. "My teammates found me, and I was happy I had some post-ups today. I could have had an easy 30 (points) if I had executed better." Morris wound up 9-for-12 from the floor in the highest-scoring game of his rookie season.

TURNING POINT: The Suns took a 12-0 lead just 156 seconds into the game, prompting the "Kids Day" crowd at Quicken Loans Arena to angrily boo the Cavaliers. Gortat scored the first 10 points on a pair of dunks, one short jumper and two layups, while small forward Grant Hill added two free throws to complete the run. "We wanted to start off the game really strong, but our communication wasn't there," Irving said. "What we talked about in practice and all the things we went over weren't applied in the game. There's a lack of energy, and we're not together out there."

QUOTABLE II: "(Gortat) ate us alive. I don't know if Tristan (Thompson) didn't know that much about him or if he didn't realize that the guy is a pretty good player. He's been playing well all season long, and tonight he just had his way."
-- Cavaliers coach Byron Scott

HOT: The Suns are 13-5 since Feb. 19, and equaled their season high-water mark by moving one game above .500. Phoenix also pulled within one game of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. "We're a good shooting team and we've been shooting the ball better lately," Gentry said. "Guys also have gotten really comfortable in their roles." ... Suns point guard Sebastian Telfair had seven points and six assists in 19 minutes. "Any time you get traded by a team, you want to show them why they made the wrong move," said Telfair, who was dealt to Minnesota by the Cavaliers on July 26, 2010. ... Cleveland shooting guard Manny Harris grabbed a career-best nine rebounds, while point guard Donald Sloan matched his NBA highs with four rebounds and four assists.

NOT: Cavaliers power forward Antawn Jamison scored two points in 19 minutes, marking his worst offensive output since being blanked on Jan. 13, 2006 at Indiana. He also suffered a bruised left ankle and leg contusion when Gortat landed on him while they were battling for a rebound. ... Irving accounted for five of Cleveland's 22 turnovers, which Phoenix turned into 25 points. ... Thompson grabbed two defensive boards in 26 minutes. ... The Cavaliers are 1-6 since March 13, and 4-12 over their last 16 games. ... Cleveland did not record a blocked shot. ... Suns center Robin Lopez missed five of his six field goal attempts in 18 minutes off the bench. ... Phoenix forwards Josh Childress and Hakim Warrick were in uniform and healthy, but did not play.

QUOTABLE III: "We owed it to ourselves to have a better performance after (the Cavaliers) got us at home earlier this season. We've clawed back into the playoff picture, so we had to try and get one here."
-- Nash

GOOD MOVE: Since the Suns had no problem shredding Cleveland's interior defense, Nash didn't attempt his first shot until 31 seconds were left in the first half. At the time, the perennial NBA All-Star had eight assists -- matching the Cavaliers' team total through 23 1/2 minutes -- without committing a turnover. "Some nights if teams are making me a scorer, I have to be aggressive and score," said Nash, who made both of his field goal attempts and scored four points in 29 minutes. "Other nights when they're trying to get the ball out of my hands, we have to make them pay other ways. I just tried to do the best I could."

BAD MOVE: The Cavaliers again came out of the gate with no intensity or sense of urgency, paving the way for their third straight home loss. Cleveland is 9-15 at Quicken Loans Arena this season, and 21-44 in the building since Scott took over as coach. "It was just like we were almost sleepwalking for a little bit today," said Scott, whose overall record with the Cavaliers is 36-92. "We are just not a very good team right now, that's the bottom line." ... Irving was tentative and ineffective against Phoenix's screen-and-rolls, continuing his season-long struggles on defense. "Part of it was laziness," he admitted.

NOTABLE: Morris' previous season high was 21 points at Denver on Feb. 14. The Kansas product was the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. "Markieff gets yelled at a lot (by me) in practice, but he's a great kid and really wants to be good," a smiling Gentry said. "I think he's got a chance to be a real solid player in this league." ... Cavaliers power forward Luke Walton scored his first points since being acquired from the Lakers just hours before the NBA trade deadline. The son of Hall of Fame center Bill Walton had seven points and four turnovers in 26 minutes while spelling Jamison. ... Suns radio broadcaster Tim Kempton was Cleveland's starting center in the final NBA game played at The Coliseum in suburban Richfield. The Cavaliers moved downtown in 1994 when Gund Arena (now Quicken Loans Arena) was built.

UP NEXT: For the Suns, Tuesday vs. San Antonio, Wednesday @ L.A. Clippers, Sunday vs. New Orleans. For the Cavaliers, Tuesday @ Philadelphia, Wednesday vs. Detroit, Friday vs. Milwaukee.

PHX
CLE
   
    • 51.2%

    • 38.6%

    • 35.3%

    • 25.0%

    • 69.2%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHXCLE
Total Rebounds3940
Offensive Rebounds1313
Turnovers1122
Fast Break Pts:1711
Biggest Lead:280
Points in the Paint:5032
PHXCLE
p2 players   22Irving   16
rbGortat   8Harris   9
aNash   132 players   4
sHill   45 players   1
bGortat   2
 
  • 01/12 - CLE 101 @ PHX 90
  • 03/25 - PHX 108 @ CLE 83
Phoenix Suns (4-7)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
G. HillF21:362-60-03-4+160332340007
C. FryeF-C22:064-101-42-2+2513452120011
M. GortatC29:5310-160-02-5+2044812022022
J. DudleyG-F24:443-72-42-2+2224620110010
S. NashG29:182-20-00-0+2012313211104
S. Brown 23:577-121-21-1021312111016
M. Morris 25:549-122-32-3014503011022
M. Redd 20:242-50-20-0+80220200004
R. Lopez 18:071-60-01-2+51230211103
S. Telfair 18:422-60-23-3+51126012007
R. Price 05:190-00-02-4+40001310002
J. ChildressDNP - Coach's Decision
H. WarrickDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24042-826-1718-26 1326393121111160108
 51.2%35.3%69.2% team rebs: 7total to: 11
Cleveland Cavaliers (2-8)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
A. GeeF23:063-70-03-3-240331503009
A. JamisonF19:301-80-50-0-170110311002
T. ThompsonC26:132-50-04-6-95270502018
A. ParkerG21:431-51-24-4-220002110017
K. IrvingG27:565-111-25-5-2424641150116
L. Walton 26:163-41-10-0-91122104007
M. Harris 26:171-50-03-4-31893012025
O. Casspi 24:545-101-33-4-132512110114
D. Sloan 20:043-80-30-0-10444203006
S. Samuels 16:011-40-03-4-141230301005
S. Erden 08:002-30-00-0-10000200004
D. GibsonDND - Left Ankle Sprain
Totals 24027-704-1625-30 13274017255220683
 38.6%25.0%83.3% team rebs: 10total to: 22

inactive

  • Suns: --
  • Cavaliers: Harangody, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #8 Marc Davis, #59 Gary Zielinski, #70 Brent Barnaky
  • Attendance: 17307
  • Duration: 2:12
Phoenix Suns (25-24) Cleveland Cavaliers (17-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Thompson vs Gortat (Nash gains possession)
Gortat Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  11:45
[PHX 2-0]
 
  11:33 Parker Layup Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:31  
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:19  
Gortat Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST)  11:12
[PHX 4-0]
 
  10:53 Gee Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:52 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:44 Gee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:34 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:24 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:22  
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  10:13
[PHX 6-0]
 
  09:53 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:51  
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  09:30
[PHX 8-0]
 
  09:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:13 Gee Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:09 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:05 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:01 Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:01  
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  08:49
[PHX 10-0]
 
  08:37 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST) 
  08:34 Jamison Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:34
[PHX 11-0]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:34
[PHX 12-0]
 
  08:21
[CLE 3-12]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Frye Hook Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:57
[CLE 5-12]
Gee Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Frye Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:57  
  07:57
[CLE 6-12]
Gee Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:34 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:27 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Gortat Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:09  
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:05  
Frye Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:05
[PHX 14-6]
 
  06:45 Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK) 
  06:45 Team Rebound 
  06:40 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:39  
  06:39 Jamison Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  06:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:39 Jamison Substitution replaced by Walton 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  06:26
[PHX 17-6]
 
  06:03
[CLE 8-17]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Walton (1 AST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  05:49  
Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:48  
  05:47 Walton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:47
[PHX 18-8]
 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:47
[PHX 19-8]
 
  05:31
[CLE 10-19]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Gortat Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:23  
  05:14 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:13  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  04:54
[PHX 21-10]
 
  04:32 Gee Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hill (3 ST) 
  04:29 Parker Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:29 Parker Substitution replaced by Harris 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:09 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:50 Thompson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Gortat Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST)  03:39
[PHX 23-10]
 
  03:27 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (2 BLK) 
  03:26 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Gortat Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:26  
  03:26
[CLE 11-23]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:26 Gee Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Brown  03:26  
Frye Substitution replaced by Morris  03:26  
  03:26
[CLE 12-23]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Brown Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:05  
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:03  
Gortat Layup Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:03 Team Rebound 
Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:47  
  02:47
[CLE 13-23]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:47 Irving Substitution replaced by Sloan 
  02:47 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:46 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:40
[CLE 15-23]
Casspi Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Morris Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  02:19
[PHX 25-15]
 
  01:57
[CLE 17-25]
Walton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:31
[CLE 20-25]
Walton 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Sloan (1 AST) 
Hill Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:06 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:58.9 Sloan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:57.9  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:52.1  
Brown Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:52.1
[PHX 27-20]
 
Hill Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  00:34.2  
  00:34.2
[CLE 21-27]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Redd  00:34.2  
  00:34.2 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:33.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  00:24.9 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Redd Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:23.9  
Morris Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  00:07.7
[PHX 29-21]
 
  00:01.5 Sloan Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.8 Team Rebound 
Gortat Substitution replaced by Lopez  00:00.6  
Nash Substitution replaced by Telfair  00:00.6  
  00:00.6 Thompson Substitution replaced by Samuels 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (25-24) Cleveland Cavaliers (17-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Brown Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  11:42  
  11:42 Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:42 Team Rebound 
  11:42
[CLE 22-29]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Telfair Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  11:32  
  11:28 Sloan Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Redd Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:12  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  11:08  
  11:07 Samuels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:54
[CLE 24-29]
Samuels Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sloan (2 AST) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:38 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:19
[CLE 27-29]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:14  
Redd 3pt Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:56 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:50 Harris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Morris (1 BLK) 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:47  
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:12 Walton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
Redd Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  09:06
[PHX 31-27]
 
  08:48
[CLE 29-31]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sloan (3 AST) 
Brown Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Telfair (1 AST)  08:32
[PHX 33-29]
 
Redd Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:17  
  08:17 Walton Substitution replaced by Jamison 
  08:10
[CLE 31-33]
Sloan Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:01 Samuels Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:01
[PHX 34-31]
 
Brown Substitution replaced by Hill  08:01  
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:01
[PHX 35-31]
 
  07:44 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:43  
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Telfair (2 AST)  07:33
[PHX 38-31]
 
  07:13 Samuels Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:09 Casspi Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:05 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Telfair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:05  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  06:54  
Team Rebound  06:54  
  06:54 Casspi Substitution replaced by Gee 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:46  
Lopez Tip Shot: Missed  06:46  
Telfair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:43  
Morris Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Telfair (3 AST)  06:43
[PHX 40-31]
 
  06:43 Samuels Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:43 Sloan Substitution replaced by Irving 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:43  
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:43  
Morris Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Telfair (4 AST)  06:31
[PHX 42-31]
 
  06:23 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:08 Jamison Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  06:08 Jamison Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  06:08 Jamison Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:54 Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:54  
Redd Substitution replaced by Dudley  05:54  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Gortat  05:54  
Telfair Substitution replaced by Nash  05:54  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Nash Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:25  
  05:13 Thompson Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  05:13 Thompson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  05:06 Gee Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:47 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Morris Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF)  04:25  
  04:25
[CLE 32-42]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Morris Substitution replaced by Frye  04:25  
  04:25
[CLE 33-42]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Frye (3 AST)  04:11
[PHX 44-33]
 
  04:11 Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
  04:11 Harris Substitution replaced by Parker 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:59 Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nash (1 BLK) 
  03:57 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:55 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Samuels Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hill Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:54  
  03:54 Samuels Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:54 Team Rebound 
  03:54 Thompson Substitution replaced by Walton 
  03:54
[CLE 34-44]
Samuels Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Gortat Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:35
[PHX 46-34]
 
  03:20 Samuels Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:17  
  03:14 Gee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:14  
Team Rebound  03:14  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:14
[PHX 47-34]
 
  03:03 Walton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST) 
Gortat Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  02:52  
  02:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:34
[CLE 36-47]
Gee Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  02:20
[PHX 49-36]
 
  02:13 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  02:02  
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:01  
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  01:56  
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  01:54  
Gortat Putback Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:54
[PHX 51-36]
 
  01:45 Samuels Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:43  
  01:26 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:26
[PHX 52-36]
 
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:26
[PHX 53-36]
 
Hill Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  01:10  
  01:10
[CLE 37-53]
Samuels Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Brown  01:10  
  01:10
[CLE 38-53]
Samuels Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Brown Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)  00:57.3
[PHX 55-38]
 
  00:46.3 Samuels Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:30.3
[PHX 57-38]
 
  00:07.9 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
Brown Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  00:04.1
[PHX 59-38]
 
  00:00.0 Gee Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (25-24) Cleveland Cavaliers (17-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:31
[CLE 40-59]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST)  11:20
[PHX 62-40]
 
  11:07
[CLE 42-62]
Gee Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST)  10:55
[PHX 64-42]
 
Gortat Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:43  
  10:43
[CLE 43-64]
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  10:43
[CLE 44-64]
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  10:33 Gee Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:19
[PHX 66-44]
 
  10:04 Gee Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hill (4 ST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:36 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:35  
Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  09:25  
  09:17
[CLE 46-66]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Gortat Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:56 Jamison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:45 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:44  
  08:41 Gee Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:41  
Hill Substitution replaced by Brown  08:41  
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:25 Irving Turnover : Palming Turnover (5 TO) 
Gortat Reverse Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST)  08:12
[PHX 68-46]
 
Brown Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:56  
  07:56
[CLE 47-68]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:56
[CLE 48-68]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST)  07:36
[PHX 70-48]
 
  07:21 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:21  
  07:21 Thompson Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Brown Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:06 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  06:59
[CLE 51-70]
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  06:40  
  06:35
[CLE 53-70]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Brown Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gortat (1 AST)  06:19
[PHX 72-53]
 
  06:00 Gee Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:59  
Dudley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:54  
  05:42
[CLE 55-72]
Jamison Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:26  
Frye Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  05:16  
Frye Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:16  
  05:06
[CLE 57-72]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (12 AST)  04:52
[PHX 74-57]
 
  04:37 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:36  
  04:31 Parker Violation:Kicked Ball 
Brown Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Frye (4 AST)  04:22
[PHX 76-57]
 
  04:22 Gee Foul: Shooting (5 PF) 
  04:22 Gee Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  04:22
[PHX 77-57]
 
  04:06 Jamison Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  04:05  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (13 AST)  03:59
[PHX 80-57]
 
Nash Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:45  
  03:45
[CLE 58-80]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:45
[CLE 59-80]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Frye (5 AST)  03:31
[PHX 83-59]
 
  03:14 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:13 Team Rebound 
  03:03 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brown (1 BLK) 
  03:02 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
Gortat Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  02:53  
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Frye Substitution replaced by Morris  02:53  
  02:53
[CLE 60-83]
Irving Free Throw Technical (16 PTS) 
Morris Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:44  
  02:44
[CLE 61-83]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:44
[CLE 62-83]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jamison (1 ST)  02:31  
  02:17 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:15  
  01:59 Casspi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:59
[PHX 84-62]
 
  01:59 Parker Substitution replaced by Harris 
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  01:44 Casspi Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:44 Casspi Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Redd  01:44  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  01:21  
Gortat Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  01:18  
Brown Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:03  
  00:50.9 Jamison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:49.9  
  00:35.6 Thompson Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:35.6
[PHX 85-62]
 
Nash Substitution replaced by Telfair  00:35.6  
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:35.6  
  00:34.9 Casspi Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:23.9 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Redd Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:22.5  
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (25-24) Cleveland Cavaliers (17-29)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Jump Ball Samuels vs Lopez (Telfair gains possession) 
  11:39 Harris Violation:Kicked Ball 
Lopez Hook Shot: Missed  11:28  
  11:25 Walton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:05 Sloan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:05  
Redd 3pt Shot: Missed  10:48  
  10:47 Sloan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:41
[CLE 64-85]
Casspi Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Sloan (4 AST) 
  10:27 Sloan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Telfair Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:27
[PHX 86-64]
 
Telfair Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:27
[PHX 87-64]
 
  10:16 Sloan Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  09:56
[PHX 89-64]
 
  09:40 Harris Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Telfair Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST)  09:21  
  09:16
[CLE 66-89]
Casspi Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Telfair Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Sloan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:52 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:50 Casspi Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  08:50 Casspi Tip Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:50  
Telfair Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:44
[PHX 91-66]
 
Redd Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:39  
  08:39  
  08:25
[CLE 68-91]
Sloan Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  08:11 Samuels Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:11
[PHX 92-68]
 
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:11  
  08:09 Samuels Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:00 Samuels Substitution replaced by Erden 
  07:46
[CLE 70-92]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Telfair 3pt Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:30 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  07:22 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:21  
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Sloan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:52 Walton Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:51  
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Telfair (5 AST)  06:33
[PHX 95-70]
 
  06:14 Walton Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lopez (1 ST) 
Telfair Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
  05:59 Sloan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:55
[CLE 72-95]
Sloan Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:48  
Lopez Hook Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Team Rebound 
Lopez Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:31  
Lopez Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:19  
  05:19
[CLE 73-95]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Brown Substitution replaced by Price  05:19  
  05:19
[CLE 74-95]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Lopez Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:02  
  04:43
[CLE 76-95]
Walton Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST) 
Morris Jump Bank Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Telfair (6 AST)  04:21
[PHX 97-76]
 
  04:11 Sloan Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:08  
Morris Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:58
[PHX 99-76]
 
  03:45 Sloan Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST) 
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST)  03:35
[PHX 101-76]
 
  03:09 Erden Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:08 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  03:02 Harris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK) 
  03:00 Walton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Price Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:59  
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:51 Walton Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Redd Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:35
[PHX 103-76]
 
  02:16
[CLE 78-103]
Erden Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Walton (2 AST) 
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Team Rebound 
  01:41 Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Telfair (1 ST) 
Telfair Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:39
[PHX 105-78]
 
  01:39 Sloan Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Telfair Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  01:39
[PHX 106-78]
 
  01:21 Sloan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:20  
Telfair 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:02 Casspi Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Price Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:00  
  01:00
[CLE 79-106]
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:00
[CLE 80-106]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:45.9 Erden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:45.9  
Team Rebound  00:45.9  
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:45.9
[PHX 107-80]
 
  00:31.2
[CLE 82-107]
Erden Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST) 
  00:11.8 Erden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:11.8  
Team Rebound  00:11.8  
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:11.8
[PHX 108-82]
 
Price Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  00:06.4  
  00:06.4 Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:06.4 Team Rebound 
  00:06.4
[CLE 83-108]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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3rd Pacific
33
33
4-6
19-14
14-19
CLE
5th Central
21
45
2-8
11-22
10-23
 
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