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LeBron James ties Cavs' career assists record



Posted Mar 07 2015 11:28PM

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James made more history and helped the Cavaliers move up in the standings.

James tied the franchise career assists record in the third quarter and Cleveland moved into a tie for second place in the Eastern Conference with an 89-79 victory over Phoenix on Saturday night.

James tied Mark Price at 4,206 in the third quarter with the last of his eight assists and scored 17 points as the Cavaliers finished a rugged stretch of four games in five nights.

"It's a pretty cool feat anytime time I get an opportunity to move into the record books," James said. "Having assists means my teammates are making shots. Credit goes to my teammates."

James discarded his trademark headband in the second quarter and played without it the rest of the game.

"It just happened," he said. "I just took it off."

James was 6 for 16 from the field and had six rebounds to help the Cavaliers win their 13th straight at home and move even with Chicago.

Timofey Mozgov led the Cavaliers with 19 points. Tristan Thompson had 15 points with 12 rebounds, and Kevin Love finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Markieff Morris scored 16 points to lead Phoenix. The Suns fell two games behind eighth-place Oklahoma City in the Western Conference playoff race.

The Cavaliers built a 32-point lead in the third quarter and it appeared James' night was over, but the Suns cut it to 17 early in the fourth, prompting his return. After the Suns got it to 84-74, Thompson made two free throws and James hit a 3-pointer.

The Cavaliers might have staggered to the finish line, but they held on and won't play again until Tuesday.

"Mind over matter," James said. "Obviously, four in five nights, you felt it a little in the fourth quarter."

"It got a little messy in the fourth quarter," Cleveland coach David Blatt said. "I think we got tired and a little worn out."

The home winning streak is Cleveland's longest since winning 16 straight from Feb. 11-April 12, 2009.

The Suns, who missed their first 21 3-point attempts Friday night in an overtime win in Brooklyn, made their first three attempts from behind the arc Saturday but cooled off considerably and finished 9 of 25.

"We didn't get any stops in the first half," coach Jeff Hornacek said. "Maybe our guys were worn out a little bit from overtime last night. I'm not sure what it was."

P.J. Tucker and Gerald Green each scored 11 points for Phoenix.

James scored 18 points and was 5 for 17 from the field with nine turnovers, one short of his career high, on Friday night in a loss in Atlanta.

The Cavaliers lost to the Suns 107-100 on Jan. 13 in Phoenix, the day James returned after missing eight games with back and knee injuries. Markieff Morris had a career-high 35 points on 15-of-21 shooting.

ABOUT LAST NIGHT

Hornacek was rooting for the Cavaliers to beat Atlanta on Friday. "When you're going up against an elite team like Cleveland, you hope they win the night before," he said. "They tend to come back a little angrier in their next game, so we would have preferred they win in Atlanta."

SETTLE DOWN, FOLKS

Blatt is taking the loss to Atlanta in stride, although that apparently isn't the case with everyone.

"Here, there's a knee-jerk reaction to everything because this is a lovely, wonderful place, but it's not easy because every time there's a hiccup it becomes a lot more than that." Blatt then caught himself and joked, "I'm sorry now I said that because that's going to cause another knee-jerk reaction. Strike that from the record."

TIP INS

Suns: C Alex Len was out after twisting his right ankle Friday at Brooklyn, an injury that first occurred before the All-Star break, but said he plans on returning Monday against Golden State. "I don't think he ever fully recovered from it, so it's a little sore," Hornacek said. ... G Eric Bledsoe slipped to the floor while driving in the lane in the second quarter, causing his shot to land on top of the backboard.

Cavaliers: The team will practice Monday after being off Sunday. "We really need to have a good practice," Blatt said. "It's been awhile because of our schedule. Looking forward to it, actually." ... Blatt praised the University of Kentucky for finishing the regular season with a 31-0 record. That's a fabulous accomplishment," he said. "It's incredibly difficult, the pressure that's on the team day after day. Good for them." ... Blatt said F Shawn Marion (strained left hip) is close to resuming on-court activities.

UP NEXT

Suns: Host Golden State on Monday night.

Cavaliers: Play at Dallas on Tuesday night.


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PHX
CLE
     
    • 35.7%

    • 41.3%

    • 36.0%

    • 40.0%

    • 71.4%

    • 82.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX CLE
Total Rebounds 43 46
Offensive Rebounds 13 12
Turnovers 10 14
Fast Break Pts: 0 11
Biggest Lead: 6 32
Points in the Paint: 24 40
PHX CLE
p Morris   16 Mozgov   19
rb Tucker   9 Thompson   12
a Bledsoe   9 James   8
s Wright   2 5 players   1
b Wright   3 Love   1
 
  • 01/13 - CLE 100 @ PHX 107
  • 03/07 - PHX 79 @ CLE 89
Phoenix Suns (33-31)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 33:34 3-11 2-5 3-4 -17 5 4 9 1 2 1 3 0 0 11
M. Morris F 30:59 6-15 1-2 3-4 -21 1 3 4 3 3 0 0 0 1 16
E. Barron C 13:20 0-2 0-0 1-2 -7 0 2 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 1
B. Knight G 34:56 4-12 2-5 0-0 -19 0 4 4 5 1 0 1 0 0 10
E. Bledsoe G 38:56 3-12 1-3 0-0 -3 1 3 4 9 2 1 3 0 0 7
B. Wright   29:39 3-7 0-0 1-2 0 3 4 7 1 3 2 0 3 0 7
A. Goodwin   08:01 1-3 1-2 0-0 -12 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
M. Morris   19:27 2-8 1-4 0-0 0 0 4 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 5
G. Green   19:08 4-9 1-4 2-2 +11 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 11
T. Warren   12:00 4-5 0-0 0-0 +18 2 3 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 8
R. Bullock DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Len DND - Right Ankle Sprain
M. Thornton DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 30-84 9-25 10-14   13 30 43 20 20 6 10 4 1 79
  35.7% 36.0% 71.4%   team rebs: 8 total to: 11
Cleveland Cavaliers (40-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 36:26 6-16 2-5 3-6 +19 0 6 6 8 3 1 4 0 0 17
K. Love F 33:27 3-6 3-5 4-4 +17 0 10 10 4 2 1 2 1 0 13
T. Mozgov C 25:05 6-8 0-0 7-8 +25 0 4 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 19
J.R. Smith G 35:25 3-12 1-4 0-0 +5 1 5 6 2 3 1 1 0 1 7
K. Irving G 25:35 3-11 0-0 2-2 +5 0 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 2 8
T. Thompson   28:46 6-9 0-0 3-3 -5 8 4 12 1 0 1 1 0 0 15
I. Shumpert   19:28 1-3 1-3 0-0 +5 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 3
M. Dellavedova   25:14 3-7 1-3 0-0 +2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
K. Perkins   07:47 0-3 0-0 0-0 -14 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
J. Jones   00:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Harris   00:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
M. Miller   00:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-75 8-20 19-23   12 34 46 22 14 5 14 1 4 89
  41.3% 40.0% 82.6%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15

inactive

  • Suns: Granger
  • Cavaliers: Marion, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Suns: Tucker
  • Cavaliers: Smith

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #56 Mark Ayotte, #46 Ben Taylor
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:04
Phoenix Suns (38-38) Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Barron (Bledsoe gains possession)
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST)  11:41
[PHX 2-0]
 
Barron Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:25  
  11:25
[CLE 1-2]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:25
[CLE 2-2]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST)  11:11
[PHX 5-2]
 
  10:51 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:50  
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (2 AST)  10:41
[PHX 8-2]
 
  10:24
[CLE 4-8]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Mark Morris Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Knight (1 AST)  10:06
[PHX 10-4]
 
  09:52
[CLE 6-10]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Bledsoe Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:33
[CLE 8-10]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  09:19 Smith Violation:Kicked Ball 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:12
[PHX 12-8]
 
  09:00
[CLE 10-12]
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:39 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:37 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barron (1 ST) 
  08:34 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Barron Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:34  
Team Rebound  08:34  
Barron Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:34
[PHX 13-10]
 
  08:23 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST) 
  08:21 Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  08:13  
Bledsoe Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:13  
  07:52
[CLE 13-13]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Knight Jump Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:37 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:24 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:23  
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:13
[PHX 16-13]
 
  06:55 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Barron Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:53  
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:42
[PHX 18-13]
 
  06:23
[CLE 15-18]
Mozgov Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Mark Morris Dunk Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:54 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:48
[CLE 18-18]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:24 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:21 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:21 James Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:21 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Barron Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:42 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:41  
  04:31 Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:31  
Team Rebound  04:31  
Barron Substitution replaced by Wright  04:31  
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Goodwin  04:31  
  04:31 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:31
[PHX 19-18]
 
  04:18
[CLE 21-19]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  03:51  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:50  
  03:48 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:48
[PHX 20-21]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:48
[PHX 21-21]
 
  03:33
[CLE 23-21]
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Knight Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:10 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:09 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Tucker Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:02  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  03:02  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52 Smith Substitution replaced by James 
  02:51 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:18 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:16  
Goodwin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (1 AST)  02:05
[PHX 24-23]
 
  01:42
[CLE 25-24]
Dellavedova Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Goodwin 3pt Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:16 Team Rebound 
  00:55.8
[CLE 28-24]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.8 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Marc Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:19.9  
  00:19.9 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  00:13.4
[CLE 30-24]
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (38-38) Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:43  
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:21
[PHX 26-30]
 
  11:06 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:05  
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:49 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:44
[CLE 32-26]
Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed  10:27  
Goodwin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:27  
Goodwin Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:27  
  10:15 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:14  
Tucker Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:54 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:51
[CLE 34-26]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  09:51  
  09:51
[CLE 35-26]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Goodwin Layup Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:15
[CLE 37-26]
James Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:07  
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
Team Rebound  08:47  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:47  
  08:33 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:32 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:30 Mozgov Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
Goodwin Substitution replaced by Knight  08:30  
Wright Substitution replaced by Barron  08:30  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:08 Thompson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:47 Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:46 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:46
[CLE 39-26]
Thompson Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Barron Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  06:59 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:59  
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  06:59  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:44 Team Rebound 
  06:20 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:18  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:02 Shumpert Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:02 Shumpert Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  06:02 James Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:48  
Knight 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:21 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:20  
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:14 Team Rebound 
  05:14 Thompson Substitution replaced by Love 
Barron Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:01  
Barron Substitution replaced by Green  05:01  
  04:53 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Knight Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:51  
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:45 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Knight Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:32  
  04:32
[CLE 40-26]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:32
[CLE 41-26]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Knight (2 AST)  04:09
[PHX 28-41]
 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:00  
  04:00
[CLE 42-28]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:00
[CLE 43-28]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:48 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:48
[PHX 29-43]
 
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:48
[PHX 30-43]
 
  03:31
[CLE 46-30]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:15 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:52 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Knight Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:51  
  02:46 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:46 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  02:46 Shumpert Substitution replaced by James 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:46
[PHX 31-46]
 
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:46  
  02:44 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:24 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Knight Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:23  
  02:12 James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:12
[PHX 32-46]
 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:12
[PHX 33-46]
 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:51  
  01:51
[CLE 47-33]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:51 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:50  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  01:38  
Team Rebound  01:38  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:22
[CLE 49-33]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Mark Morris Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST)  01:07
[PHX 35-49]
 
  00:49.9
[CLE 51-35]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:26.5  
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:26.5
[PHX 37-51]
 
  00:03.9 Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  00:02.8 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  00:02.8
[CLE 53-37]
Thompson Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (38-38) Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST) 
Tucker Layup Shot: Missed  11:31  
Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  11:27  
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:17
[CLE 55-37]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
  11:08 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
  11:00 Team Rebound 
  10:47 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Barron Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:46  
Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:26  
Barron Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:09  
  10:09
[CLE 56-37]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  10:09
[CLE 57-37]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Tucker Running Bank shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:50 Team Rebound 
Barron Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  09:38  
  09:38
[CLE 58-37]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Barron Substitution replaced by Wright  09:38  
  09:38
[CLE 59-37]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:15
[CLE 61-37]
Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  09:00  
Tucker Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  09:00  
  09:00 Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  09:00 Double Technical - Smith, Tucker 
  08:55 James Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
Tucker Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  08:46  
Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:37  
  08:33 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Knight Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:24
[PHX 39-61]
 
  08:03
[CLE 63-39]
James Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Knight Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:50 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Tucker Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:44  
  07:44
[CLE 65-39]
James Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:44  
Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  07:29  
  07:24 Smith Reverse Dunk Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:22  
Knight Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:14 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:05
[CLE 68-39]
James 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:40  
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  06:35  
  06:34 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  06:31 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:31 Team Rebound 
Wright Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:31  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Green  06:31  
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  06:31  
  06:20 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Green Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Knight (3 AST)  06:09
[PHX 41-68]
 
  05:55
[CLE 70-41]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:29  
  05:29
[CLE 71-41]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  05:29 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:28  
  05:15 James Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:00  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  04:44
[CLE 73-41]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:41  
Knight Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  04:41  
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  04:23
[PHX 44-73]
 
Marc Morris Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:09  
  04:09 Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:09 Team Rebound 
  04:09
[CLE 74-44]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Marc Morris Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:58  
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:57  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST)  03:46
[PHX 46-74]
 
  03:29 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:28  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:21 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
Mark Morris Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:08  
  03:08
[CLE 75-46]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:08 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  03:08
[CLE 76-46]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Green Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  02:56  
Team Rebound  02:54  
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:54 Love Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  02:54 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  02:53 Jump Ball Smith vs Bledsoe (Bledsoe gains possession) 
Green Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (3 AST)  02:36
[PHX 48-76]
 
  02:02
[CLE 79-48]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (4 AST)  01:47
[PHX 50-79]
 
Marc Morris Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:35  
  01:35 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:35 Team Rebound 
  01:35
[CLE 80-50]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  01:11  
  01:02 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:01  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (5 AST)  00:55.9
[PHX 52-80]
 
  00:29.9 James Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:26.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  00:26.9 Thompson Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:23.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
  00:23.9 Thompson Tip Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:22.6  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:08.7 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  00:01.0 Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:00.6  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (38-38) Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Wright Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (6 AST)  11:43
[PHX 54-80]
 
  11:26 Shumpert Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Warren (1 ST) 
Green Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:23  
  11:06 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:06  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (7 AST)  10:41
[PHX 57-80]
 
  10:20 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:19 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:19 Perkins Tip Shot: Missed 
Warren Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:18  
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed  10:03  
Warren Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:01  
Warren Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:01
[PHX 59-80]
 
  09:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:56 Smith Substitution replaced by Irving 
  09:38 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:37 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:3) 
  09:29 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:28  
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  09:13  
  09:01 Irving Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:59  
Warren Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:53  
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:50  
Wright Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:47
[PHX 61-80]
 
  08:24 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:22 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:19 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (2 BLK) 
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:17  
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Marc Morris Foul: Personal (5 PF)  08:03  
  08:03 Perkins Substitution replaced by Love 
  07:55 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:54  
Warren Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (8 AST)  07:45
[PHX 63-80]
 
  07:23
[CLE 82-63]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  07:07 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:07
[PHX 64-82]
 
  07:07 Shumpert Substitution replaced by James 
  07:07 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Smith 
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Knight  07:07  
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker  07:07  
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:45 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:43 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:26
[CLE 84-64]
Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
Knight Jump Shot: Missed  05:59  
Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:58  
Warren Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:55
[PHX 66-84]
 
  05:31 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:29  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:22 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:4) 
  05:05 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  05:03  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST)  04:58
[PHX 69-84]
 
  04:40 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:38 Thompson Rebound (Off:8 Def:4) 
  04:24 Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Warren (1 BLK) 
  04:24 Team Rebound 
  04:24  
Green Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  04:24  
  04:17 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wright (3 BLK) 
Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:15  
  04:14 Irving Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (9 AST)  03:57
[PHX 72-84]
 
  03:44 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:27  
  03:09 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST) 
Knight Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:58
[PHX 74-84]
 
Wright Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:38  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:38  
  02:38
[CLE 85-74]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:38
[CLE 86-74]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:04
[CLE 89-74]
James 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  01:41  
Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:40  
Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  01:34  
  01:08 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Knight Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:07  
Warren Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Knight (4 AST)  01:02
[PHX 76-89]
 
  00:55.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:55.6 James Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  00:55.6 Love Substitution replaced by Jones 
  00:55.6 Smith Substitution replaced by Harris 
  00:55.6 Irving Substitution replaced by Miller 
  00:55.6 Thompson Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  00:46.9 Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  00:44.8 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Bledsoe Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:35.3  
  00:32.0 Harris Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Knight (5 AST)  00:25.8
[PHX 79-89]
 
  00:01.8 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
3rd Pacific
39
43
1-9
22-19
17-24
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
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CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0