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Summer League: Cavaliers 89, Suns 74


Posted Tuesday July 17, 2012 11:03PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers (2-1) defeated the Phoenix Suns (1-1) by a score of 89-74 at the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, in a game that included multiple spurts by both squads. Samardo Samuels scored a team-high 17 points to go along with five rebounds in what was a strong collective effort that was able to withstand a breakout game for Suns center Markieff Morris.

Morris reached double figures in nine of his final 22 games in his rookie season and he wasted no time reaching double-figures here again in Las Vegas, scoring 11 of the Suns 23 first quarter points. Coming off a 21-point, nine-rebound effort on Sunday, he finished with a double-double, recording game highs with 24 points, 17 rebounds, and six blocked shots.

Dion Waiters helped the Cavaliers respond to the fast start by Morris and the Suns. The fourth overall pick in last month's NBA Draft, Waiters has strung together three double-figure scoring efforts of his own here in his first NBA Summer League. Waiters, a Syracuse product, finished with 16 points on 5-for-15 shooting from the floor.

Morris and Waiters matched each other point-for-point in the first half as both players took their 13-point first half efforts into the locker room with the score tied at 37.

The Cavaliers started the second half with a 10-2 run, led by Samuels who came into the game averaging 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in NBA Summer League action. He helped the Cleveland outscore Phoenix 33-17, opening up a 16 point lead going into the fourth quarter.

The Suns were not finished yet, opening the fourth quarter with a 12-1 run of their own. Marcus Landry, brother of NBA free agent forward Carl Landry, nailed a three-pointer to cut the Cavaliers lead to four with 6.15 to play, but it was not enough as the Cavaliers re-established a healthy lead behind Tyler Zeller. The rookie from North Carolina finished with a double-double scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

After three consecutive days of action the Cavaliers will be off Wednesday before returning to the hardwood on Thursday to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 5 p.m. PT in Cox Pavilion. The Suns will play the second game of a back-to-back tomorrow against New Orleans at 5:30 p.m. PT at Thomas and Mack.

Cavaliers
Suns
   
    • 37.5%

    • 38.8%

    • 33.3%

    • 29.4%

    • 89.3%

    • 73.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLEPHX
Total Rebounds4742
Offensive Rebounds2013
Turnovers815
Fast Break Pts:176
Biggest Lead:175
Points in the Paint:4230
CLEPHX
pSamuels   17Morris   24
rbZeller   12Morris   17
aTemple   3Marshall   5
sWaiters   2Marshall   3
b3 players   1Morris   6
Cleveland Cavaliers (2-1)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
D. KennedyG-F17:502-60-12-2+93252000016
T. ThompsonF-C08:202-40-00-0-22241211014
T. ZellerF-C27:444-100-02-2+13661215021010
G. TempleG17:342-80-20-1+60223010014
D. SloanG28:294-101-34-5+1412311000013
D. Waiters 28:105-150-16-7+1413423220216
M. Eric 12:162-30-00-0+24150100114
S. Samuels 22:134-100-09-9+2032504010217
J. Holiday 11:222-51-10-0+40440011105
T. Campbell 11:312-42-21-1+10112011007
L. Harangody 08:051-30-11-1-40220100003
M. Pressey 05:040-10-10-0-30001000000
R. Jones 01:220-10-00-0+10000100000
K. IrvingNWT - Coach's Decision
Totals 20030-804-1225-28 2027471318683889
 37.5%33.3%89.3% team rebs: 6total to: 9
Phoenix Suns (1-1)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
D. Sims24:575-111-31-1-1722404010012
C. Garcia17:232-40-04-5+82130501008
M. Morris32:447-211-39-10-144131726026024
M. GatensG18:251-51-40-0-40221100013
K. MarshallG28:430-10-10-0-60335135000
M. Landry 19:294-101-32-3-1003303000111
P. O?Bryant 05:200-00-00-0-11230100200
M. Howard 07:411-11-11-2-21010100004
P. Tucker 21:354-80-00-2-113142103018
D. Garrett 13:022-40-10-0-70222000004
E. Walker 10:410-20-10-0-110000003000
D. LightyDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 20026-675-1717-23 13294212233158374
 38.8%29.4%73.9% team rebs: 5total to: 15

inactive

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Suns: --

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: Harangody
  • Suns: Morris

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Officials: #12 Scott Bolnick, #35 Scott Johnson, #17 Maggie Tieman
  • Attendance: -
  • Duration: 1:43
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
--
3
2
3-2
1-0
2-2
PHX
--
2
3
2-3
2-3
0-0
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
Waiters 12.3
Zeller 7.2
Waiters 3.0
Zeller 1.0
Holiday 1.4
PHX
Morris 19.8
Morris 9.8
Marshall 6.5
Morris 2.0
Marshall 1.8

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