After a tough back-to-back set on the road against the Warriors and Clippers, the Suns are undoubtedly happy to be back home Wednesday night.
With Eric Bledsoe slated to make his much anticipated return to the court, Phoenix hopes to get back on track with a win over Cleveland.
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In their last encounter vs. Cleveland, Suns forward Markieff Morris came off the Suns bench to score 27 points and grab 15 rebounds in just over 33 minutes of play.
The Suns are 17-7 this season when both Marcus and Markieff Morris each score 10+ points in the same game, and 12-4 when either scores 20+.
The Cavs have lost four-straight contests against the Suns. In 2010-11, the Suns swept the season series against the Cavaliers for the first time since doing so in 2006-07 and 2007-08, and are 5-1 (.833) against the post-LeBron Cavaliers.
Nevertheless, Phoenix can’t afford to overlook this game as the Cavaliers are talented enough to beat anyone.
Defense also proved to be a huge factor in Phoenix’s come-from-behind victory back in January. The Suns held the Cavaliers to just six points in the third quarter, Cleveland’s lowest total in any quarter since scoring six against the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 26, 2004.
Allowing six points in a quarter again probably won’t happen, but it’s their defense that ultimately fuels the Suns’ offense.
The Cavs have stepped up their game on the defensive end of the floor as of late. Since Feb. 8, the Cavs are holding teams to the second-lowest field goal percentage in the NBA (.431) as well as the 7th-lowest points per game (97.5).
Still, Phoenix is known as one of the best offensive and fast break teams in the league. Which team will enforce their will upon the other?
Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving scored 24 points and handed out nine assists the last time these two teams faced one another.
With Eric Bledsoe slated to return, Irving will have his hands full defensively splitting time between Bledsoe and Dragic.
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