Cavs Outscored by Phoenix Suns
CLEVELAND — Anderson Varejao blitzed the nets for 20 points. He pulled down 18 rebounds with his usual Energizer Bunny effort. But the Cavs big man could not do it alone as the Phoenix Suns came to the Q and beat the Cavs 91-78. It was the Cavs 4th game in 5 nights.
Cleveland guards struggled shooting the basketball. Rookie Dion Waiters was 7 for 20, while Jeremy Pargo made only 3 of 12 shots. The team as a whole only shot 36 percent, while the visitors fired home at the rate of 47 percent.
Goran Dragic of Phoenix led the way with 19 while his teammate Michael Beasley chipped in with 15 points.
A relatively tight contest went south very fast for the home team starting with about 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. The 59 all contest became all Suns as Phoenix outscored the Cavs 34-15 over the final 15 minutes of the game.
The Cavs announced the crowd at the Arena as 13,687.