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Goran Dragic scored 19 points, Michael Beasley added 15 and the Phoenix Suns took control late in the third quarter to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 91-78 Tuesday night.
The Suns scored the final 14 points of the third to take a 71-59 lead they would not relinquish, sending Cleveland to its 10th loss in 11 games.
Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao had 20 points and 18 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double. He came in leading the NBA in rebounding with a 14.7 average.
Cleveland, playing its fourth game in five nights, took a 59-57 lead with 3:28 left in the third quarter on Dion Waiters' layup, but a more rested Suns team took over. Four points each by Beasley, Jared Dudley and Luis Scola and a basket by Jermaine O'Neal accounted for the run.
Scola scored 14 points, while Dudley added 11 for Phoenix.
Waiters had 16 points and seven assists, and Alonzo Gee had 12 points for Cleveland.
Cleveland went 0-3 on a trip through Orlando, Miami and Memphis - with the losses...
BEST OF MAXIM
Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters dribbled through the legs of Phoenix Suns guard Luis Scola on his way to scoring a basket during Tuesday night's NBA game at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The move by Waiters gave the Cavs a 59-57 lead with 3:28 left in the third quarter. Waiters finished the game with 16 points and led the Cavs with 7 assists.
The Phoenix Suns just came up short after making a late run.
That wasn't the case earlier this month against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Phoenix will try to avoid its worst road start in a decade on Tuesday night when the Cavaliers look to bounce back from an 0-3 trip.
The Suns (6-8) briefly took the lead after trailing by 10 late in the third quarter on Sunday, but they fell...
CLEVELAND -- The Phoenix Suns, in the midst of their longest road trip of the season, stumbled Sunday in Philadelphia, but they rebounded in a big way Tuesday. The Suns rolled to a 91-78 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers before 13,687 at Quicken Loans Arena. "It was a grind-it-out kind of game," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said. "These guys (the Cavaliers) have...
CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers are entering dangerous territory, the kind that can cause a team to lose a grip on the buying public way too soon in a season.
That's not a criticism. It's a harsh reality.
The latest example came Tuesday, a 91-78 embarrassment against a Phoenix team that isn't very good.
Did we mention the game was at home?
Did we mention the Cavs blew...
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“Andy Varejao was fantastic. Everybody else sucked tonight...
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HE GOT SERVED
Clearly, the move of Tuesday night came from Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters who was able to score on this impressive between-the-legs play.Waiters was being guarded by Phoenix Suns forward Luis Scola when he pulled out the old schoolyard trick in the third quarter of play:
I love Mike (Brown) to death and don’t know what the situation would’ve presented itself had he stayed but for me I’m one of those guys where first of all just give me the opportunity to be on the court for an extended period of time and eventually I will find a way to contribute but it was difficult for me to come in the game and my only three or four shots were threes and...
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