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Irving's late shooting leads Cavaliers past Suns 101-97


By BOB BAUM
Posted Dec 29 2015 1:22AM

PHOENIX (AP) Kyrie Irving is back, and he definitely was needed on an off night for LeBron James.

Irving sank a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 21.9 seconds to play and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on to hand the Phoenix Suns their fifth loss in a row, 101-97 on Monday.

"It is a great feeling having the kid back," James said. "He does so much for our team."

Brandon Knight's 3-pointer cut Cleveland's lead to 96-95 with 1:27 to go and, after James missed a jumper, Knight hit another 3 but it was waved off because of an offensive foul against the Suns' Tyson Chandler.

The Cavs almost turned it over on their next possession but got the ball to Irving, who made a jumper from beyond the top of the key.

"J.R. Smith made an incredible winning play to save that ball," Cleveland coach David Blatt said. "That ball was going out of bounds and it looked like it would be their possession. He made a fabulous save. Kyrie made a huge shot."

Irving glanced at the clock and then coolly put the shot in the air.

"Those type of shots," he said, "it is just a calmness about it."

In his fourth game since returning from knee surgery, Irving also hit a 12-foot floater to put Cleveland ahead 96-92 with 1:44 to go.

Irving scored 22 points, Smith had 17 and Kevin Love added 16 for the Cavs, who ended a two-game skid. James had 14 points, only two on 0-for-3 shooting in the fourth quarter.

T.J. Warren scored 23 and Knight had 18 for the Suns, who earlier in the day announced they had fired assistant coaches Mike Longabardi and Jerry Sichting.

Nate Bjorkgren was promoted to take Longabardi's job as defensive coordinator. Assistant coach Earl Watson was promoted to a bench coach position.

Both teams were coming off their worst losses of the season. Cleveland was routed at Portland 105-76 on Saturday, the same night Phoenix lost an embarrassing one at home to Philadelphia 111-104.

In that defeat, the Suns lost leading scorer Eric Bledsoe to a torn meniscus in his left knee. The injury leaves Knight as the primary ball-handler for the next several weeks.

"We came out and fought the game all the way down to the last minute," Knight said, "so I think we put ourselves in a position to win or at least try to win. We've got to do a better job just correcting some things but I think the overall effort was better than it has been."

The Suns have lost 16 of their last 21, but at least this one provided reason for hope.

"It's still a loss," coach Jeff Hornacek said, "but it's encouraging that we're without Eric, we're out there a lot of time with Alex (Len) and Devin (Booker) and T.J., some of our young guys - that's a good effort. You can't fault that."

The Cavs took the lead for good with 5 minutes remaining in the first half but never were up by more than 11.

MISSING MORRIS

The Suns were without forward Markieff Morris, who was serving the second of a two-game suspension for throwing a towel at Hornacek during a game against Denver last week.

REST UP

Irving will sit out Tuesday night's game at Denver to rest as he works his way back from knee surgery. It will be the third time he skips the second of back-to-back games since his return Dec. 20. Irving said he expects that to be the final time he misses the second of games on consecutive nights. Cleveland doesn't have another back-to-back situation until mid-January.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: James passed Alex English for 17th place on the NBA's career scoring list and surpassed Stephon Marbury for 22nd in assists. ... Cleveland shot 62 percent in the first half, including 11 of 18 on 3s.

Suns: Bledsoe is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday and Hornacek speculated before the game that Bledsoe would be out six weeks. ... The Suns took eight more shots than Cleveland did. ... During a third-quarter timeout, fan Eric Kern won $5,000 for making a free throw, a 3-pointer and a halfcourt shot in under 24 seconds.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: At Denver on Tuesday night.

Suns: At San Antonio on Wednesday night.


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CLE
PHX
     
    • 46.5%

    • 45.6%

    • 41.5%

    • 44.0%

    • 72.0%

    • 70.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE PHX
Total Rebounds 37 44
Offensive Rebounds 10 14
Turnovers 17 16
Fast Break Pts: 7 10
Biggest Lead: 11 3
Points in the Paint: 26 40
CLE PHX
p Irving   22 Warren   23
rb Thompson   10 Chandler   8
a James   7 2 players   4
s James   2 Tucker   3
b Jefferson   4 Leuer   1
 
  • 12/28 - CLE 101 @ PHX 97
  • 01/27 - PHX 93 @ CLE 115
Cleveland Cavaliers (20-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 35:23 4-10 1-5 5-9 +3 0 4 4 7 3 2 2 1 0 14
K. Love F 25:07 6-11 3-6 1-1 +15 2 5 7 4 4 0 1 0 0 16
T. Thompson C 31:36 2-3 0-0 1-3 -1 4 6 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
J. Smith G 30:21 5-11 5-11 2-2 +15 2 1 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 17
K. Irving G 24:10 7-16 2-7 6-6 +10 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 22
M. Dellavedova   24:01 2-4 2-2 2-2 -6 0 1 1 5 1 1 4 0 0 8
T. Mozgov   15:56 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 4 0 1 1 0 3 0 4
I. Shumpert   21:28 2-3 1-2 0-0 -7 1 2 3 1 4 0 3 0 0 5
R. Jefferson   19:02 2-4 2-4 1-2 -4 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 4 0 7
J. Jones   12:56 1-4 1-4 0-0 -5 0 3 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 3
J. Cunningham DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Varejao DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-71 17-41 18-25   10 27 37 21 18 8 17 8 1 101
  46.5% 41.5% 72.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 17
Phoenix Suns (12-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 38:18 6-11 2-3 0-0 -14 1 5 6 2 3 3 2 0 1 14
J. Leuer F 25:09 4-8 2-3 4-4 -4 0 6 6 4 4 1 2 1 0 14
A. Len C 24:05 1-5 0-0 3-4 -3 2 5 7 1 4 0 2 0 1 5
D. Booker G 29:01 5-6 0-1 0-0 -7 1 2 3 3 2 0 3 0 0 10
B. Knight G 37:34 7-18 2-6 2-2 -8 1 2 3 4 4 1 3 0 1 18
T. Chandler   22:00 1-3 0-0 4-8 -3 3 5 8 2 1 0 2 0 1 6
S. Weems   10:45 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 2 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 2
M. Teletovic   11:52 2-7 1-4 0-0 +8 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 5
T. Warren   27:29 9-15 4-5 1-2 +7 3 2 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 23
R. Price   13:47 0-4 0-3 0-0 +2 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0
B. Cotton DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Goodwin DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Jefferson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-79 11-25 14-20   14 30 44 20 23 8 16 1 8 97
  45.6% 44.0% 70.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Harris, Kaun
  • Suns: Bledsoe, Morris

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #31 Scott Wall, #50 Gediminas Petraitis
  • Attendance: 18319
  • Duration: 2:13
Cleveland Cavaliers (21-9) Phoenix Suns (12-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Len vs Thompson (Leuer gains possession)
  11:45 Booker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:42
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:15
[PHX 2-2]
Knight Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  10:54
[CLE 5-2]
 
  10:39
[PHX 4-5]
Booker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Len (1 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:20
[CLE 7-4]
 
  10:06
[PHX 6-7]
Booker Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:42
[CLE 9-6]
 
  09:42 Leuer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Wall) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:42
[CLE 10-6]
 
  09:26 Knight 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:24  
  09:15 Tucker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:15  
Team Rebound  09:15  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:06
[PHX 8-10]
Booker Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Knight (1 AST) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:57
[CLE 12-8]
 
  08:40
[PHX 11-12]
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Booker (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  08:27
[CLE 15-11]
 
  08:13 Leuer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:11  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  07:53  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:51  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:45 Leuer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:32
[PHX 13-15]
Leuer Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  07:14
[CLE 18-13]
 
  07:01
[PHX 16-18]
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Leuer (1 AST) 
  06:40 Len Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Petraitis) 
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:31
[CLE 20-16]
 
  06:16 Leuer Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:15  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:03 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:44 Len Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:42  
Love Hook Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:18 Leuer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:10
[PHX 18-20]
Leuer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Leuer (1 BLK)  04:49  
  04:45 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:35
[PHX 21-20]
Leuer 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Booker (2 AST) 
  04:15 Leuer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wall) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  04:15  
  04:15 Len Substitution replaced by Chandler 
  04:15 Booker Substitution replaced by Weems 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  04:15  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:02  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:00  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST)  03:56  
  03:43 Chandler Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:42  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  03:32
[CLE 23-21]
 
  03:22 Knight Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  03:18 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:17 Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
James Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:14
[CLE 25-21]
 
  03:14 Leuer Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
  03:14 Leuer Substitution replaced by Teletovic 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  03:14
[CLE 26-21]
 
  02:54
[PHX 23-26]
Knight Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  02:45  
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:45  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST)  02:29
[CLE 29-23]
 
  02:11
[PHX 25-29]
Weems Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Knight (2 AST) 
Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Knight (1 ST)  01:53  
  01:48 Knight Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  01:47  
  01:47 Teletovic Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall) 
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:47
[CLE 30-25]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Jones  01:47  
  01:47 Tucker Substitution replaced by Warren 
  01:47 Knight Substitution replaced by Price 
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:47
[CLE 31-25]
 
  01:28 Teletovic Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
  01:27 Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:26
[PHX 27-31]
Chandler Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:09 Weems Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:59.9 Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:58.4  
Dellavedova Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  00:53.5  
  00:41.9
[PHX 30-31]
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Weems (1 AST) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  00:26.9
[CLE 34-30]
 
  00:05.9 Weems Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK) 
  00:03.5 Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  00:03.1  
  00:03.1 Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:03.1 Team Rebound 
  00:03.1 Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:00.1 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (21-9) Phoenix Suns (12-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  11:48
[CLE 36-30]
 
  11:25 Price Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (3 BLK) 
  11:23 Weems Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:21 Weems Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:57 Teletovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:41
[PHX 33-36]
Warren 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Teletovic (1 AST) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:16 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:06 Len Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (2 BLK) 
  10:03 Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:03
[PHX 35-36]
Len Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST)  09:55  
  09:51 Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:49 Warren Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:49
[PHX 37-36]
Warren Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:49  
Jones Substitution replaced by James  09:49  
  09:49 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (D Crawford) 
Jefferson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  09:33  
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  09:17  
  09:17
[PHX 38-36]
Len Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:17 Teletovic Substitution replaced by Tucker 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  09:17  
  09:17
[PHX 39-36]
Len Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:55 Warren Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:50 Warren Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:48  
  08:35 Weems Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  08:27
[CLE 39-39]
 
  08:13 Tucker Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:12 Weems Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:06
[PHX 42-39]
Warren 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Weems (2 AST) 
  07:47 Warren Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:47
[CLE 40-42]
 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  07:47  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:47  
  07:46 Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:25 Tucker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (3 BLK) 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:22  
  07:21 Price Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:21
[CLE 41-42]
 
  07:21 Price Substitution replaced by Knight 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  07:21  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  07:21  
  07:21 Weems Substitution replaced by Booker 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:21
[CLE 42-42]
 
  07:08
[PHX 44-42]
Knight Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  06:44
[CLE 45-44]
 
  06:34 Warren Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:32 Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:32 Len Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:29 Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:29
[PHX 46-45]
Warren Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Tucker (2 ST)  06:14  
  06:09
[PHX 48-45]
Tucker Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  05:47
[CLE 48-48]
 
  05:23 Len Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:23  
  05:23 Warren Substitution replaced by Leuer 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  05:03
[CLE 51-48]
 
  04:47 Len Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:45  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:33  
Team Rebound  04:32  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:23 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:16 Knight 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:14  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  04:03
[CLE 53-48]
 
  03:38 Leuer Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:36 Booker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  03:24  
  03:24
[PHX 49-53]
Len Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:24 Len Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:23  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:06
[CLE 55-49]
 
  02:40 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:36  
  02:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:36 Len Substitution replaced by Chandler 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  02:36  
  02:36 Jump Ball Leuer vs Smith (Tucker gains possession) 
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Leuer (1 ST)  02:36  
  02:22 Leuer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  02:04
[CLE 58-49]
 
  01:44 Knight Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Thompson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  01:28  
  01:17
[PHX 52-58]
Leuer 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Knight (3 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:54.9 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:53.9
[PHX 54-58]
Booker Running Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST) 
Love Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:31.9
[CLE 60-54]
 
  00:13.9 Knight Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:11.9  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (21-9) Phoenix Suns (12-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  11:43  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:41  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  11:35
[CLE 63-54]
 
  11:19 Leuer Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:17  
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:08 Booker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:04 Booker Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
  11:04 Booker Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
James Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  10:51
[CLE 65-54]
 
  10:38
[PHX 57-65]
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Leuer (2 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:22 Leuer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:18
[PHX 59-65]
Booker Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Leuer (3 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  10:07
[CLE 67-59]
 
  10:07 Len Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (S Wall) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Leuer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:56
[PHX 61-67]
Knight Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:34  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:29 Team Rebound 
  09:20
[PHX 63-67]
Tucker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Knight (4 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  09:00  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:58  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  08:50
[CLE 70-63]
 
  08:36
[PHX 65-70]
Knight Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Leuer (4 AST) 
  08:19 Len Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Crawford) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:03 Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Thompson Violation:Defensive Goaltending (S Wall)  08:00  
  08:00
[PHX 67-70]
Tucker Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  07:44 Len Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:44
[CLE 71-67]
 
  07:44 Len Substitution replaced by Chandler 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:44  
  07:42 Leuer Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Wall)  07:36  
Love Foul: Personal (2 PF) (G Petraitis)  07:32  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  07:32  
James Foul: Inbound (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  07:32  
  07:32
[PHX 68-71]
Knight Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  07:32
[PHX 69-71]
Knight Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  07:23 Chandler Violation:Kicked Ball (D Crawford) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  07:11
[CLE 74-69]
 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Petraitis)  07:05  
  07:05 Booker Substitution replaced by Warren 
  07:01 Knight Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:59  
James Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (G Petraitis)  06:52  
James Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:52  
  06:44 Knight Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (S Wall) 
  06:44 Knight Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Thompson Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:29 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:25 Tucker Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:22  
Love Running Layup Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Leuer Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Love Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  06:07  
  06:07 Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:07 Team Rebound 
  06:07 Knight Substitution replaced by Price 
  06:07 Leuer Substitution replaced by Teletovic 
  06:07
[PHX 70-74]
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:53 Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  05:53  
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Love Substitution replaced by Jones  05:53  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  05:53  
  05:53 Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:53 Team Rebound 
  05:53
[PHX 71-74]
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:29 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:14 Teletovic Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  05:11 Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:59 Chandler Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:56  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
Team Rebound  04:45  
Dellavedova Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Price (2 ST)  04:40  
  04:36
[PHX 73-74]
Teletovic Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST) 
Jones Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (G Petraitis)  04:16  
Jones Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:16  
  04:05 Warren Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:02  
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:41  
  03:18 Tucker Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  03:18 Tucker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:18
[CLE 75-73]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:52 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:49  
  02:40 Warren Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
James Substitution replaced by Irving  02:40  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:40  
  02:40 Chandler Substitution replaced by Len 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:40
[CLE 76-73]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:40
[CLE 77-73]
 
  02:28 Len Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:10
[CLE 79-73]
 
  02:07 Teletovic Turnover : Inbound Turnover (1 TO) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert  02:07  
  02:07 Teletovic Substitution replaced by Knight 
  02:07 Tucker Substitution replaced by Booker 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:54 Booker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:47 Knight 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:45  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:35 Price Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:16 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:13  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:47.8 Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:25.9 Booker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
  00:04.6 Knight Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:04.6
[CLE 80-73]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:04.6
[CLE 81-73]
 
  00:00.2 Warren Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (4 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:43 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:40  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:23  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:21  
  11:21 Booker Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (S Wall) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:10  
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:08  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:54 Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Jones Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (S Wall)  10:46  
  10:46 Price Substitution replaced by Weems 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  10:46  
  10:33
[PHX 75-81]
Warren Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  10:14
[CLE 83-75]
 
  10:02 Knight 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:58  
Mozgov Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:48 Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  09:36
[PHX 78-83]
Warren 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:20 Team Rebound 
  09:04 Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Mozgov (1 ST) 
Shumpert Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  08:55  
  08:55  
  08:55 Weems Substitution replaced by Tucker 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  08:55  
Jones Substitution replaced by Love  08:55  
  08:36 Booker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:33  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST)  08:22
[CLE 86-78]
 
  07:55 Tucker Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  07:55 Team Rebound 
Love Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (D Crawford)  07:55  
  07:55 Booker Substitution replaced by Leuer 
  07:49
[PHX 80-86]
Warren Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST)  07:29
[CLE 89-80]
 
  07:13 Leuer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
Shumpert Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Tucker (3 ST)  06:59  
Shumpert Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (S Wall)  06:59  
Love Substitution replaced by James  06:59  
  06:59 Chandler Substitution replaced by Teletovic 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  06:50  
  06:50
[PHX 81-89]
Leuer Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  06:50
[PHX 82-89]
Leuer Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  06:36 Leuer Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:36
[CLE 90-82]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:36
[CLE 91-82]
 
  06:15 Knight Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:11  
James Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  05:55  
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:35 Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:33  
James Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Knight Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  05:04  
  05:04
[PHX 83-91]
Leuer Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  05:04 Teletovic Substitution replaced by Chandler 
  05:04
[PHX 84-91]
Leuer Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:54  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  04:52  
  04:36 Knight Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:36
[CLE 92-84]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:36  
  04:34 Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  04:12
[PHX 87-92]
Warren 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Shumpert Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:54
[CLE 94-87]
 
  03:38
[PHX 89-94]
Warren Cutting Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Chandler (2 AST) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Warren (1 ST)  03:13  
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  03:02  
  03:02
[PHX 90-94]
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  03:02  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Smith  03:02  
  03:02
[PHX 91-94]
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:48 Tucker Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Crawford) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
  02:48 Leuer Substitution replaced by Booker 
Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  02:39  
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  02:33  
  02:33
[PHX 92-94]
Warren Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  02:33 Warren Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:31 Warren Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:23 Warren Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:21  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:59  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:57  
Irving Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:44
[CLE 96-92]
 
  01:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:28
[PHX 95-96]
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Booker (3 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  01:14  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:51.9 Knight Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:46.6 Chandler Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (G Petraitis) 
  00:46.6 Chandler Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:46.6  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Love  00:46.6  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  00:21.9
[CLE 99-95]
 
  00:21.0 Team Timeout : Short 
Love Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:21.0  
Irving Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:21.0  
  00:14.9 Knight Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:11.9 Knight Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:11.9 Knight Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:11.4 Team Rebound 
  00:11.1 Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:11.1  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Love  00:11.1  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Irving  00:11.1  
  00:08.3 Knight Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:08.3
[CLE 100-95]
 
Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:08.3  
Smith Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:08.3  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:08.3
[CLE 101-95]
 
  00:01.9 Warren 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.1 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:01.0
[PHX 97-101]
Tucker Putback Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
PHX
4th Pacific
23
59
3-7
14-27
9-32
 
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apg
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CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
PHX
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