Cavs Fall to the Suns, 90-99
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.