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James' 33 in return not enough, Cavs lose sixth straight


By BOB BAUM
Posted Jan 14 2015 9:26AM

PHOENIX (AP) LeBron James rejoined the Cavaliers and brought a lot of excitement with him.

Just not quite enough for a Cleveland victory.

James scored 33 points in his return from a two-week layoff but couldn't prevent the Cavaliers from going down to their sixth straight loss, 107-100 to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.

James displayed his array of booming dunks, acrobatic drives and 3-point shots.

"I couldn't make those moves two weeks ago," he said. "For me to come back and feel like myself again is pretty cool."

Markieff Morris scored a career-high 35 points on 15-of-21 shooting for the Suns, who outscored the Cavs 11-3 over the last 3:31.

Morris refused to talk to reporters afterward, walking away from them in the locker room.

The Cavaliers rallied from a 19-point, third-quarter deficit to go ahead in the fourth, the first of eight lead changes down the stretch.

J.R. Smith, who joined the Cavaliers during James' absence, scored 29, going 8 of 14 on 3-pointers.

James, who took time off to rest his sore left foot and lower back, made 11 of 18 shots, 6 of 8 in the second half.

"I thought he was terrific," Cleveland coach David Blatt said. "It is not new for anybody. I just thought he laid it out there. That wasn't an easy thing because he hasn't played a competitive game in eight games."

The Cavaliers were 1-7 in James' absence and have lost nine of 10 overall to fall below .500 at 19-20.

But at least they have their superstar back.

" I thought I was going to run out of gas," James said. "Yesterday at practice my lungs were burning. I was able to get my second wind today. `'

The Suns, opening an eight-game homestand, have won 11 of 15.

Kyrie Irving, who averages 21 points, scored nine of 4-of-14 shooting for the Cavs.

Cleveland was down 80-61 with 3:26 to play in the third quarter, then finished the period with an 18-5 flourish.

In the final seconds of the quarter, James made a thunderous dunk, then Smith stole the ball in backcourt and sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cut the Suns' lead to 85-79 entering the fourth.

The Cavaliers took their first lead since the opening minutes when Tristan Thompson dunked off a pass from James to make it 90-88 with 7:31 to play.

James gave Cleveland its last lead, 97-96, with a driving layup 3:52 from the finish. The Suns made nine of 11 free throws from there, the last four by P.J. Tucker in the final 18.1 seconds. Phoenix's lone field goal in the final run was Alex Len's tip-in.

With Morris not talking, it was left to his teammate to others to talk about his performance.

"Superstar, All-Star, everything," Goran Dragic said. "He played unbelievable. He was our force tonight."

Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said Morris "was awesome, especially in that fourth quarter."

"We had a stretch where we had a lot of bad things going on," Hornacek said. "We just pounded it into Markieff and he came through, play after play."

James had not played since Dec. 28 to rest his injuries.

He practiced for the first time since then on Monday, then flew to Texas to cheer on Ohio State in the national college football championship game. He said he got back at 12:30 a.m.

The Cavaliers survived a big scare in the first half.

With 9:12 left in the second quarter, James took an elbow to the head from Tucker and fell to the floor. He stayed there for a moment, surrounded by all his teammates, before slowly getting up. He stayed in the game, though.

James' first basket was a powerful reverse dunk from the baseline, then he ended the half with an equally impressive stuff, but the Suns led 59-51 at the break.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Kevin Love was on the bench throughout Cleveland's big rally and didn't play in the fourth quarter. ... James made 5 of 7 shots in the fourth quarter, the rest of the team 4 of 15. ... Irving had two in the first half on 1-for-4 shooting. .. The Cavs are 1-9 overall without James this season, 18-11 with him.

Suns: The Suns' eight-game homestand is the longest in franchise history. ... Morris' previous high was 30 at Boston on Nov. 17. ... Dragic and Morris were a combined 14-of-21 shooting in first half.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

Suns: Host Minnesota on Friday.


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CLE
PHX
     
    • 43.9%

    • 52.6%

    • 37.1%

    • 35.0%

    • 75.0%

    • 74.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE PHX
Total Rebounds 42 34
Offensive Rebounds 16 9
Turnovers 19 11
Fast Break Pts: 8 14
Biggest Lead: 2 19
Points in the Paint: 38 44
CLE PHX
p James   33 Morris   35
rb Marion   11 Len   10
a Irving   6 Bledsoe   6
s Smith   4 3 players   2
b Love   1 2 players   1
 
  • 01/13 - CLE 100 @ PHX 107
  • 03/07 - PHX 79 @ CLE 89
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 36:41 11-18 3-8 8-13 +4 1 6 7 5 3 1 5 0 0 33
K. Love F 26:43 3-11 1-5 2-2 -20 6 3 9 0 1 0 1 1 1 9
T. Mozgov C 16:14 0-3 0-0 2-2 -9 2 4 6 0 3 0 4 0 0 2
J.R. Smith G 38:30 10-19 8-14 1-1 -10 0 1 1 2 6 4 0 0 0 29
K. Irving G 44:02 4-14 1-4 0-0 -7 0 1 1 6 1 1 8 0 1 9
S. Marion   21:46 2-7 0-1 2-2 +4 4 7 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 6
T. Thompson   31:59 5-5 0-0 0-0 -4 3 3 6 0 3 0 1 0 0 10
M. Dellavedova   04:43 0-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Miller   07:53 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jones   11:30 1-3 0-2 0-0 +6 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
J. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-82 13-35 15-20   16 26 42 16 21 7 19 1 2 100
  43.9% 37.1% 75.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 19
Phoenix Suns (23-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 31:13 2-6 2-5 4-4 +6 1 3 4 3 4 2 2 0 0 10
M. Morris F 38:24 15-21 2-3 3-4 +22 1 6 7 1 3 1 2 0 0 35
A. Len C 37:21 5-8 0-0 3-4 +19 3 7 10 3 4 1 1 1 1 13
G. Dragic G 32:56 8-15 1-4 1-2 +1 1 1 2 4 4 2 3 0 0 18
E. Bledsoe G 37:48 3-8 1-3 5-6 +18 0 7 7 6 1 1 1 1 0 12
I. Thomas   18:21 1-5 0-1 3-3 -5 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 5
M. Morris   20:19 4-9 1-3 0-0 0 2 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 9
G. Green   07:30 0-2 0-1 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Wright   13:11 2-2 0-0 1-2 -11 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 5
M. Plumlee   02:59 0-0 0-0 0-2 -8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Goodwin DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Warren DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-76 7-20 20-27   9 25 34 23 20 10 11 2 1 107
  52.6% 35.0% 74.1%   team rebs: 10 total to: 11

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Shumpert, Varejao
  • Suns: Dragic, Ennis

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #77 Karl Lane, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 16819
  • Duration: 2:22
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Phoenix Suns (39-37)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Len vs Mozgov (Dragic gains possession)
  11:31 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:29  
Love Hook Shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:11 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04
[PHX 2-0]
Len Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Mozgov Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:40  
  10:23 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  10:11 Tucker Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  10:07
[CLE 2-2]
 
  09:41 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:39  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:30 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:23
[PHX 4-2]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST)  09:00  
  08:57
[PHX 6-2]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Len (1 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  08:39  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:37  
Love Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:32  
  08:17 Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:14  
James Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:59
[CLE 4-6]
 
  07:46
[PHX 8-4]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST)  07:31  
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:27  
  07:27 Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:27 Team Rebound 
  07:27
[PHX 9-4]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:16  
Team Rebound  07:16  
James 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:07
[CLE 7-9]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:50  
  06:50
[PHX 10-7]
Len Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:50 Len Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:49  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  06:37
[CLE 10-10]
 
  06:22 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
  06:18 Bledsoe Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:18  
Team Rebound  06:18  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:18
[CLE 11-10]
 
  06:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
James Substitution replaced by Marion  06:14  
  06:03 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:01  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:47 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:35
[PHX 12-11]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mozgov Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  05:26  
Mozgov Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:26  
  05:26 Dragic Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  05:26 Tucker Substitution replaced by Marc Morris 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  05:26  
  05:12
[PHX 14-11]
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Len (2 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:48  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:46  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  04:46  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:46  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  04:46  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  04:41  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (1 BLK)  04:41  
  04:40 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:39 Mark Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Love Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  04:36
[CLE 13-14]
 
  04:17
[PHX 16-13]
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:57 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:52
[PHX 18-13]
Len Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  03:30
[CLE 16-18]
 
  03:03
[PHX 21-16]
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:46 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:35
[PHX 24-16]
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:33  
  02:33 Len Substitution replaced by Green 
  02:33 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Wright 
Love Substitution replaced by James  02:33  
James 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  02:08
[CLE 19-24]
 
  01:52
[PHX 26-19]
Wright Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:30 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:26 Marc Morris Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:24 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:24
[PHX 28-19]
Marc Morris Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST)  01:08
[CLE 22-28]
 
  00:53.8 Thomas Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:50.9  
James Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:37.4  
  00:37.4 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:37.4  
  00:31.9
[PHX 31-22]
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  00:13.8  
Team Rebound  00:13.1  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:06.6  
Marion Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:06.5
[CLE 24-31]
 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:03.9  
  00:00.0 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Phoenix Suns (39-37)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Marion Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:48
[CLE 25-31]
 
Marion Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:48
[CLE 26-31]
 
  11:31
[PHX 33-26]
Wright Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (1 AST) 
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:09 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:09  
  10:51
[PHX 35-26]
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  10:31
[CLE 28-35]
 
  10:23 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:20  
  10:15 Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:15  
Team Rebound  10:15  
  10:15 Thomas Substitution replaced by Dragic 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:15
[CLE 29-35]
 
  09:52
[PHX 37-29]
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:36
[CLE 31-37]
 
  09:24
[PHX 39-31]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST) 
  09:12 Tucker Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  09:12  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:12  
  09:12 Tucker Substitution replaced by Mark Morris 
Marion Substitution replaced by Love  09:12  
James Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  09:08  
James Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  09:08  
  08:46
[PHX 41-31]
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:27 Wright Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Irving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:27
[CLE 33-41]
 
  08:12 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  08:10  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
  07:59 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:51 Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:49  
  07:46 Dragic Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
  07:46 Wright Substitution replaced by Len 
  07:46 Green Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (1 ST)  07:39  
  07:26 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  07:25  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:16 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:11 Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:11  
  07:11 Mark Morris Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:11
[CLE 34-41]
 
James Substitution replaced by Smith  07:11  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:11
[CLE 35-41]
 
  06:54
[PHX 43-35]
Len Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (4 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST)  06:35  
  06:33
[PHX 45-35]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:02 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:43 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  05:43  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  05:43  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  05:27
[CLE 38-45]
 
  05:07 Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:05 Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:59 Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:57 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:46 Len Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:45 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:44 Dragic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
  04:44 Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker 
Mozgov Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  04:34  
Mozgov Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:34  
Miller Substitution replaced by James  04:34  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:34  
  04:19
[PHX 47-38]
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (5 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:56 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:49 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:48  
Love Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  03:44
[CLE 40-47]
 
  03:36
[PHX 49-40]
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Len (1 ST)  03:26  
  03:22
[PHX 51-40]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  02:49  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:44
[CLE 42-51]
 
  02:44 Dragic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  02:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:44 Dragic Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  02:44
[CLE 43-51]
 
  02:24 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:22
[PHX 53-43]
Mark Morris Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:58 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Smith Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  01:57  
  01:57 Tucker Substitution replaced by Marc Morris 
  01:40
[PHX 56-43]
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  01:28 Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:28  
Team Rebound  01:28  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:28
[CLE 44-56]
 
  01:14 Len Jump Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:12  
James Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:09
[CLE 46-56]
 
James Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA)  00:57.1  
  00:57.1
[PHX 57-46]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 3 (1 PTS) 
  00:57.1
[PHX 58-46]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:57.1  
  00:57.1
[PHX 59-46]
Thomas Free Throw 3 of 3 (3 PTS) 
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  00:44.9
[CLE 48-59]
 
  00:27.9 Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:25.6  
  00:04.4 Len Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:04.4
[CLE 49-59]
 
Love Substitution replaced by Marion  00:04.4  
  00:04.4 Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Dragic 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:04.4  
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:03.6  
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:01.6  
James Putback Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:01.6
[CLE 51-59]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (48-28) Phoenix Suns (39-37)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:47
[CLE 53-59]
 
  11:24
[PHX 61-53]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  11:08  
Team Rebound  11:08  
  11:08 Len Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  10:59  
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:40  
  10:40
[PHX 62-53]
Len Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  10:40
[PHX 63-53]
Len Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  10:21  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:19  
Mozgov Tip Shot: Missed  10:19  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:18  
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  10:15  
  10:04
[PHX 65-53]
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:44
[CLE 55-65]
 
  09:34 Mark Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST) 
  09:30 Len Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:30
[CLE 56-65]
 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:30
[CLE 57-65]
 
  09:10 Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:53 Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:45
[PHX 68-57]
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
Mozgov Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  08:25  
  08:10
[PHX 70-57]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:46 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:24
[PHX 73-57]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  07:07 Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:07
[CLE 58-73]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:42 Len Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:40  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:33  
Love Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  06:31  
  06:31 Mark Morris Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:21 Team Rebound 
  05:57 Tucker Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:55  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST)  05:44
[CLE 61-73]
 
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:44 Tucker Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  05:44 Dragic Substitution replaced by Marc Morris 
James Substitution replaced by Marion  05:44  
  05:28
[PHX 75-61]
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Len (3 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:05 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:56 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:54  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:32 Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:19
[PHX 77-61]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (2 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:56 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:52  
  03:52
[PHX 78-61]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:52 Len Substitution replaced by Wright 
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:52  
  03:52
[PHX 79-61]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  03:33  
Thompson Foul: Clear Path (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:29  
  03:29 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones  03:29  
  03:29 Wright Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:29 Team Rebound 
  03:29
[PHX 80-61]
Wright Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:19 Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:18 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:10 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:07  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Marion (2 AST)  02:44
[CLE 63-80]
 
  02:25 Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:24  
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:14  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST)  02:10
[CLE 66-80]
 
  01:43
[PHX 83-66]
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST)  01:27
[CLE 69-83]
 
  01:13
[PHX 85-69]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (6 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS)  00:56.8
[CLE 72-85]
 
Smith Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:43.0  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:43.0  
  00:43.0 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Green 
Irving Substitution replaced by James  00:43.0  
  00:43.0 Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:43.0 Team Rebound 
  00:43.0 Plumlee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:42.9  
  00:30.3 Green Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:30.3
[CLE 73-85]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:30.3  
  00:30.3 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Dragic 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:30.3
[CLE 74-85]
 
  00:10.2 Thomas Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Smith  00:10.2  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  00:10.2  
  00:10.2 Wright Substitution replaced by Tucker 
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS)  00:05.9
[CLE 76-85]
 
  00:03.9 Marc Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (4 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS)  00:02.0
[CLE 79-85]
 
  00:00.1 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[PHX 87-79]
Len Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Tucker (3 AST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  11:28
[CLE 81-87]
 
  11:11 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:09  
  11:09 Dragic Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:53 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:43 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  10:41  
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  10:34  
  10:29 Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  10:12 Dragic Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Marion Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:02
[CLE 83-87]
 
  09:38 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  09:36  
James Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  09:26
[CLE 85-87]
 
  09:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:18 Thomas Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
  09:18 Wright Substitution replaced by Mark Morris 
  09:05 Dragic Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:03  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:46 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:45  
Marion Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:34  
  08:34 Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:34 Team Rebound 
  08:34
[PHX 88-85]
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS)  08:21
[CLE 88-88]
 
James Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:01  
Smith Substitution replaced by Jones  08:01  
  07:57 Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:55 Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:49 Dragic Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  07:46  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  07:31
[CLE 90-88]
 
  07:11
[PHX 90-90]
Mark Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Marion 3pt Shot: Missed  06:49  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:47  
Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST)  06:44  
  06:29
[PHX 92-90]
Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Marion Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:07  
Marion Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  06:04  
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:02 Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:37 Len Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  05:29
[CLE 93-92]
 
  05:04
[PHX 94-93]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:04  
Marion Substitution replaced by Smith  05:04  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  04:41  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:39  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:37
[CLE 95-94]
 
  04:15
[PHX 96-95]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (33 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS)  03:53
[CLE 97-96]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  03:31  
  03:31
[PHX 97-97]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:31
[PHX 98-97]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:13 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:05 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:04  
  03:04 Len Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:46 Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:38  
  02:38  
  02:38 Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:38 Team Rebound 
  02:38
[PHX 99-97]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:52 Mark Morris Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:52 Len Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  01:52
[PHX 101-97]
Len Putback Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bledsoe (1 BLK)  01:39  
Team Rebound  01:39  
  01:37 Tucker Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Tucker (2 ST)  01:30  
  01:25 Bledsoe Layup Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:22  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:11  
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (8 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (1 ST)  01:09  
Jones Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:09  
  01:09
[PHX 102-97]
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS) 
  01:09
[PHX 103-97]
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:09  
Team Timeout : Short  01:09  
James Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS)  00:51.1
[CLE 99-103]
 
  00:51.1 Tucker Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (33 PTS)  00:51.1
[CLE 100-103]
 
  00:26.9 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:26.7 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Smith Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA)  00:26.7  
Smith Substitution replaced by Miller  00:26.7  
  00:26.7
[PHX 104-100]
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:26.7
[PHX 105-100]
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:19.9 Jump Ball Mark Morris vs Jones (Tucker gains possession) 
  00:19.9 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:18.1  
  00:18.1
[PHX 106-100]
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:18.1
[PHX 107-100]
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:18.1  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:09.6 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
PHX
3rd Pacific
39
43
1-9
22-19
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
PHX
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