Submitted by nadams on July 18, 2012 - 1:00am
Cavaliers forward Samardo Samuels talks postgame following the Cavs 89-74 victory against the Phoenix Suns in Las Vegas.
Unlike the NBA season, in summer league, teams freely change lineups and rotations from game-to-game. On Tuesday night, the Cavaliers went with a new look, but the result was the same as the previous evening: another win for the Wine and Gold.
Cleveland managed just 37 points in the first half of Tuesday’s matchup with Phoenix. But they turned it up in the second stanza and blew past the Suns, 89-74, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Samardo Samuels scores 17 points off the bench to help the Cavaliers top the Suns in Vegas.
Cleveland rookie Dion Waiters joins NBA TV after his impressive performance against the Suns.
Dion Waiters finds Samardo Samuels with a nice pass near the end of the second quarter.
There was a moment in the game’s second half where it looked like what happened in the Cavaliers’ matchup with the D-League Select Squad in Vegas would stay in Vegas. But Donald Sloan’s fourth-quarter push helped the Wine and Gold pull away to even their Summer League record at 1-1.
Sloan, getting his second straight start in place of Kyrie Irving – who fractured a bone in his right hand during a summer league practice over the weekend – finished with 19 points. Sloan, a former D-Leaguer himself, went 5-for-8 from the floor and 8-of-10 from the stripe.