Cavs Fall to the Suns, 90-99

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers’ home stand has been anything but warm and cozy after Cleveland blew a 20-point lead to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday evening and lost 99-90.

The Cavs raced out to a 29-22 first quarter lead.

Kyrie Irving, C.J. Miles and Tristan Thompson each had 7 points after the first quarter.

In the second, Cleveland outscored Phoenix 22-10 over the final 7 minutes of the quarter to take a 61-43 halftime lead.

The Cavs completely fell apart in the third quarter and scored just 6 total points to the Suns’ 25. Markieff Morris scored 27 points, and the Suns outscored Cleveland 56-29 in the second half.

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points and Luol Deng added 18 for the Cavs who fell to 1-3 on a five-game home stand.

The Cavs finish off their home stand on Tuesday night when the New Orleans Pelicans come to Quicken Loans Arena for a 7 p.m. tip.

2 comments

  • Ryan

    When do all these 30 point swings fall back on the coaching staff? I’ve never seen a team that can blue bigger leads.

  • Ryan s

    Ryan

    Its a disgrace that they hired Brown back. Hes a terrible tactician. Gets minimal effort from his entire squad, and there is absolutely no way a team should blow a 20 point lead at home and lose by 10. I have never seen a team so poorly coached in my life. Even worse than blowing the 20 point lead is the failure to inbound out of a timeout w a chance to win, which is what they did twice in the last 2 weeks.

    I love Kyrie, hes a great talent, but this squad will never succeed if he is the onky option. Waiters needs to be utilized more and there needs to be more options than kyrie driving and tossing up wild, hopeless shots.

    Mike Brown….. if u need some help on rotations and how to come out of timeout, how to have your boys ready to play nightly, how not to blow 20 point leads at home, how not to get blown out on your home court let ne know. There is plenty of talent there, no way should this team be getting hammered like this.

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