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Cavs snap Suns home win streak in Shaq's return to Phoenix


By Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday December 22, 2009 12:57AM

PHOENIX (NBA.com exclusive) -- Every 284 days or so, the Suns lose a home game.

Then again, they only play LeBron James once a season in Arizona.

James and the Cavaliers pulled away late and pounded the Suns, 109-91, Monday night, breaking the Suns' 19-game home win streak.

The Suns are now 10-1 at home this season. They hadn't lost in Arizona since March 12, with more than a month left in last season.

The team that beat them then? The same Cavaliers.

LeBron James wasn't spectacular, at least not by his standards. He shot 11-for-21 for 29 points (he averages 28.6).

But he scored on everything from spectacular slams to perimeter shots, and coach Mike Brown lauded him for directing the offense, moving the ball from side to side, setting screens and rolling to the basket.

"When he does that, we're hard to beat," Brown said.

James said, "I'm always in attack mode. Whatever the defense gives me, I'm going to take."

The Suns' strategy was to single-cover James as much as possible, with Grant Hill taking the lead.

The object: to limit the Cavs' 3-point game, which is No. 2 in the in the league (the Suns are No. 1).

They also had Amar'e Stoudemire cover Shaquille O'Neal to try to lessen foul problems for Channing Frye, so that the perimeter-shooting Frye could stay in the game and loosen up the Cavs' defense.

Coach Alvin Gentry preached over and over before the game that the Suns couldn't afford turnovers against the Cavs, who also whipped them in Cleveland on Dec. 2.

Yet they ended up with 18 turnovers, which led to 30 Cavs' points.

"If you turn the ball over against them, you're probably going to pay," Gentry said.

Poor 3-point shooting was a culprit as well. The Suns shot just 4-for-19 from distance; their season percentage is 43. The Cavs, at 5-for-12, were much more efficient.

Steve Nash had 18 points and 10 assists for the Suns (18-10).

The Suns, clearly hurting from the ankle injury suffered last month by Leandro Barbosa, at times struggled with their reserves in the game.

Barbosa, for years one of the game's most prolific scorers off the bench, has now missed 11 straight games (the Suns are 4-7).

Before this, they were 14-3.

Barbosa could return by Friday.

The Suns also didn't get the required big game from Amar'e Stoudemire, who finished with 14 points, 12 boards and six turnovers.

With the Suns trailing 96-87 midway through the final quarter, Stoudemire missed a layup, then had a follow shot blocked by Anderson Varejao.

The frustrated Stoudemire then drew a technical foul.

James wrapped it up a few moments later with a 3-pointer and then a layup that gave the Cavs a decisive 105-86 lead.

The game marked the return of Shaquille O'Neal, who had played the previous season-and-a-half in Phoenix.

Shaq drew a mostly indifferent reaction from Suns' fans, scattered applause mixed in with a few boos.

Then those fans saw why their team probably is better off without him.

Stoudemire, who idolized Shaq growing up in Florida, fired in 10 quick points by shooting over him.

At the other end, Shaq drew two quick fouls then headed to the bench.

He was replaced by Varejao, who ended up being the game's most effective inside player (13 points, four rebounds, zero turnovers).

Coach Mike Brown said he is learning how to use the big fellow. At the same time, Brown said he'll play him in moderation so that the Cavs' long-term interests are protected.

"I need to make sure I don't overplay him," said Brown. "If I keep him around 22 or 24 minutes a night, I think I'm doing my job...even if it means sacrificing some points here and there.

"It's a goal to make sure he's healthy and ready to go at the end of the season."

Of course, "There may be times he plays more than that. There may be times in the playoffs where he plays more than that."

The bottom line: "My goal is to grow and learn with him but not to overuse him in the regular season."

O'Neal ended up with three points, five rebounds and four turnovers in 19 minutes.

Cavaliers
Suns
     
    • 52.6%

    • 47.4%

    • 41.7%

    • 21.1%

    • 84.6%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE PHX
Total Rebounds 5 8
Offensive Rebounds 5 7
Turnovers 12 18
Fast Break Pts: 17 4
Biggest Lead: 22 6
Points in the Paint: 44 44
CLE PHX
p James   29 Nash   18
rb 3 players   6 Stoudemire   12
a West   6 Nash   10
s 2 players   3 4 players   1
b Varejao   2 Nash   1
 
  • 01/09 - CLE @ PHX
  • 01/19 - PHX @ CLE
Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 38:26 11-21 1-3 6-6 +26 1 5 6 4 3 2 3 0 0 29
J. Hickson F 21:59 4-9 0-0 2-2 +6 2 4 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 10
S. O'Neal C 19:11 1-2 0-0 1-2 +3 2 3 5 1 3 1 4 1 0 3
A. Parker G 35:09 3-6 1-3 0-0 +19 0 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 7
M. Williams G 35:39 7-14 3-5 7-7 +17 0 6 6 5 2 3 1 1 1 24
A. Varejao   31:07 5-8 0-0 3-5 +21 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 13
D. West   27:31 5-7 0-0 2-3 +12 0 3 3 6 3 3 2 1 0 12
Z. Ilgauskas   12:36 3-6 0-0 1-1 -7 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 7
D. Gibson   14:21 2-3 0-1 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
J. Williams   02:07 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Jackson   01:54 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Moon DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-78 5-12 22-26   5 32 37 21 18 9 12 5 1 109
  52.6% 41.7% 84.6%   team rebs: 5 total to: 12
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 35:21 5-9 0-0 2-2 -15 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 12
A. Stoudemire F 32:11 6-14 0-0 2-2 -9 2 10 12 0 5 1 6 0 2 14
C. Frye C 33:46 5-9 1-4 2-2 -8 0 5 5 1 4 0 3 0 0 13
J. Richardson G 30:04 3-10 1-6 1-2 -13 1 4 5 0 3 1 3 0 0 8
S. Nash G 35:02 7-13 0-3 4-4 -15 0 1 1 10 1 0 3 1 0 18
J. Dudley   26:11 5-8 1-2 0-0 -17 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 11
G. Dragic   20:03 1-6 1-3 2-2 -4 1 1 2 4 1 0 2 0 1 5
L. Amundson   19:06 3-5 0-0 1-4 -8 2 4 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 7
R. Lopez   04:02 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Clark   02:07 0-0 0-0 1-2 +1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
A. Tucker   02:07 1-2 0-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-76 4-19 15-20   7 29 36 17 21 4 18 1 5 91
  47.4% 21.1% 75.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 19

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Green, Karl, Powe
  • Suns: Barbosa, Griffin

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Suns: Stoudemire

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 18
  • Times Tied: 16

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #34 Marc Davis, #45 Joe Forte, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 18221
  • Duration: 2:16
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Phoenix Suns (21-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Stoudemire vs O'Neal (Nash gains possession)
  11:48 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:46  
James Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:36
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:25 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:23  
Hickson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:07 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:56
[PHX 3-2]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:36 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:36 Frye Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:30
[CLE 4-3]
 
  10:17
[PHX 5-4]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nash (1 BLK)  10:07  
Team Rebound  10:07  
James Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  10:05
[CLE 6-5]
 
  09:59
[PHX 7-6]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
  09:38 Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:38  
Team Rebound  09:38  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:38
[CLE 7-7]
 
  09:28
[PHX 9-7]
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:13
[CLE 9-9]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:06  
  09:06
[PHX 10-9]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  09:06 Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  09:04 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:04 Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:00  
  08:54 Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:54
[CLE 10-10]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:54
[CLE 11-10]
 
Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:32  
  08:32
[PHX 11-11]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:32
[PHX 12-11]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:17 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:10 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:08  
Williams Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  07:57  
  07:47 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
James Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  07:43
[CLE 13-12]
 
  07:27
[PHX 14-13]
Stoudemire Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:12
[CLE 15-14]
 
  06:57
[PHX 16-15]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  06:43
[CLE 17-16]
 
  06:30 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:O'Neal (1 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  06:22  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:21  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:21
[CLE 19-16]
 
  06:12
[PHX 18-19]
Stoudemire Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
O'Neal Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  06:01  
O'Neal Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:01  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  06:01  
  05:43 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:41  
Hickson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:23 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:16
[PHX 21-19]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  04:59
[CLE 21-21]
 
  04:48 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:46  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:41 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:40 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  04:19
[PHX 23-21]
Richardson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:53 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:51 Stoudemire Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
James Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:48
[CLE 23-23]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:29  
Williams Substitution replaced by West  03:29  
  03:29
[PHX 24-23]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:29
[PHX 25-23]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:11
[CLE 25-25]
 
  03:11 Dudley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  03:11  
  03:11 Richardson Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  03:11 Frye Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:48
[PHX 27-25]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:23 Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:13 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:13  
Parker Substitution replaced by Gibson  02:13  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  01:59  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:57  
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:49
[CLE 27-27]
 
Gibson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:35  
  01:27
[PHX 30-27]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
West Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  01:05
[CLE 29-30]
 
  00:52.2 Stoudemire Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Nash Violation:Kicked Ball  00:38.9  
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:22.9 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:00.6 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Phoenix Suns (21-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:45  
Team Rebound  11:45  
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:45
[CLE 30-30]
 
  11:29 Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  11:26 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:22 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:21  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:01  
  10:59 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:56
[PHX 32-30]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  10:39
[CLE 32-32]
 
  10:27
[PHX 34-32]
Amundson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:05 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:47 Stoudemire Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
  09:47 Dragic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  09:47 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Frye 
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:32
[CLE 34-34]
 
  09:14
[PHX 37-34]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
  08:53 Frye Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:53  
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST)  08:41  
  08:27
[PHX 39-34]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST) 
Varejao Foul : Away From Play (1 PF)  08:27  
  08:27
[PHX 40-34]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Hook Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:05 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:57 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:55 Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:55 Amundson Tip Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:52  
  07:47 Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:47
[CLE 35-40]
 
Gibson Substitution replaced by James  07:47  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal  07:47  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:47
[CLE 36-40]
 
  07:28 Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (2 ST) 
West Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:25
[CLE 38-40]
 
  07:08 Dragic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
  07:06 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:06
[PHX 42-38]
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  06:52
[CLE 40-42]
 
  06:43 Dudley Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK) 
  06:43 Team Rebound 
  06:43 Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
Williams Substitution replaced by Parker  06:43  
  06:33 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:31  
Parker Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  06:19
[CLE 42-42]
 
  06:06 Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:06 Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
James Running Hook Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:36 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:27 Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  05:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:27 Dudley Substitution replaced by Nash 
  05:27 Dragic Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  05:15 Frye Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
James Free Throw Technical (13 PTS)  05:15
[CLE 43-42]
 
West Running Bank shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:04
[CLE 45-42]
 
West Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:55  
  04:47 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:45  
West Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:22 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:15
[PHX 44-45]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Varejao Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  04:00
[CLE 47-44]
 
  03:47
[PHX 46-47]
Nash Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
James Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:35  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson  03:35  
  03:27 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:25 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:25
[PHX 48-47]
Richardson Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
Team Rebound  03:00  
West Substitution replaced by Williams  03:00  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
  02:36 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:34  
  02:26 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:26 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:26
[CLE 48-48]
 
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:26
[CLE 49-48]
 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:07  
  02:07
[PHX 49-49]
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  02:07  
  02:07
[PHX 50-49]
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
James Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  01:55
[CLE 51-50]
 
  01:55 Frye Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  01:55 Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  01:55
[CLE 52-50]
 
  01:43
[PHX 52-52]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Hickson Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  01:27
[CLE 54-52]
 
  01:16 Amundson Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:14  
Hickson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:04 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:02 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:59.7  
  00:58.9 Richardson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:58.9
[CLE 55-52]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:58.9
[CLE 56-52]
 
  00:50.8 Williams Violation:Kicked Ball 
James Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:41.7  
  00:41.7
[PHX 53-56]
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:41.7 Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:40.8  
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:20.9
[CLE 59-53]
 
  00:00.9 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:00.1  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) Phoenix Suns (21-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Parker Layup Shot: Missed  11:49  
  11:47 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Williams Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:35  
  11:25 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:23  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:12 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  11:01
[PHX 55-59]
Nash Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
O'Neal Hook Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:44
[CLE 61-55]
 
  10:28 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:26  
James Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  10:19
[CLE 63-55]
 
  10:11
[PHX 57-63]
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:46 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  09:38
[PHX 59-63]
Frye Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:16  
Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST)  09:12  
James Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:00  
  09:00
[PHX 60-63]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  09:00
[PHX 61-63]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  08:49 Nash Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:49
[CLE 64-61]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:49
[CLE 65-61]
 
  08:30
[PHX 63-65]
Nash Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:08 Team Rebound 
  07:49 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:47  
O'Neal Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  07:40  
  07:32
[PHX 65-65]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:03  
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  07:00
[CLE 67-65]
 
  06:45 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:43  
O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  06:26  
  06:22 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST) 
  06:19 Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:19
[CLE 68-65]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:19
[CLE 69-65]
 
  06:12
[PHX 67-69]
Nash Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:45 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:31 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:29  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  05:07  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:05  
  05:05 Richardson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:05 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:46
[CLE 72-67]
 
  04:46 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
  04:34 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Williams (3 ST) 
O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (1 ST)  04:33  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  04:28  
  04:24 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:21  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:54 Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  03:54 Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
  03:54 Richardson Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  03:54 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  03:32
[CLE 74-67]
 
  03:19 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:16  
James Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:06 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:02 Dudley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
  03:02 Team Rebound 
Williams Substitution replaced by West  03:02  
  02:57
[PHX 69-74]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:34
[CLE 76-69]
 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:25  
  02:25 Timeout : Official 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  02:25  
  02:25 Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:25 Team Rebound 
  02:25 Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:24  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  02:03
[CLE 78-69]
 
  01:47 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:45  
Varejao Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:23 Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:13
[PHX 71-78]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
James Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  00:53.5  
James Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:53.5  
  00:43.0
[PHX 73-78]
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST)  00:27.4
[CLE 80-73]
 
  00:27.4 Amundson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:27.4  
Ilgauskas Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  00:27.4
[CLE 81-73]
 
  00:09.7
[PHX 75-81]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST) 
  00:01.9 Amundson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:01.9  
Team Rebound  00:01.9  
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:01.9
[CLE 82-75]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Dragic Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:43 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:43
[PHX 77-82]
Amundson Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
West Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  11:21  
West Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:21  
  11:07 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:05  
  10:47 Frye Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:47
[CLE 83-77]
 
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:47
[CLE 84-77]
 
  10:35 Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:34  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  10:22
[CLE 86-77]
 
  10:10
[PHX 79-86]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:56  
Ilgauskas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:56  
  09:42
[PHX 81-86]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:22 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
West Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  09:13  
  09:13
[PHX 82-86]
Hill Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by James  09:13  
  09:01 Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:58  
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:37 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:29 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:27  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  08:05
[CLE 89-82]
 
  07:46 Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:West (3 ST) 
West Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:42
[CLE 91-82]
 
  07:42 Amundson Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  07:42  
  07:42 Frye Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  07:42 Dragic Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
  07:42 Amundson Substitution replaced by Nash 
West Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  07:42
[CLE 92-82]
 
West Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:37  
  07:26
[PHX 84-92]
Hill Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
James Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  07:11  
  06:51
[PHX 86-92]
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:39  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Parker  06:39  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  06:29
[CLE 95-86]
 
  06:10 Richardson Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  06:10 Richardson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Varejao Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  05:59
[CLE 97-86]
 
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:36 Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Missed 
  05:34 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  05:34 Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (2 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:34  
  05:34 Stoudemire Technical 
Williams Free Throw Technical (24 PTS)  05:34
[CLE 98-86]
 
James Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (24 PTS)  05:12
[CLE 100-86]
 
  04:54 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS)  04:32
[CLE 103-86]
 
  04:32 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:23 Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  04:23 Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (6 TO) 
Varejao Dunk Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:00 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  03:51 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:49  
James Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:23 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:16 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:14  
James Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  03:02
[CLE 105-86]
 
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:54 Hill Substitution replaced by Frye 
  02:39 Frye Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:36  
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:17 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  02:07 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  02:07 Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  02:07 Nash Substitution replaced by Clark 
  02:07 Dudley Substitution replaced by Tucker 
James Substitution replaced by Gibson  02:07  
Williams Substitution replaced by Williams  02:07  
  01:54 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Team Rebound 
  01:54 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Jackson  01:54  
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (5 AST)  01:44
[CLE 107-86]
 
Jackson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:29  
  01:29 Clark Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:29 Team Rebound 
  01:29
[PHX 87-107]
Clark Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (6 AST)  01:10
[CLE 109-87]
 
  01:05 Dragic Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:47.9 Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:38.4
[PHX 89-109]
Tucker Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:21.4 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jackson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:21.4  
  00:21.4
[PHX 90-109]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:21.4
[PHX 91-109]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3

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