NBA: Suns struggle at home
The Suns (36-28) are rapidly falling in the Western Conference standings after losing their third straight last night to Cleveland (25-40) by a final score of 110-101.
Spencer Hawes led the way for the Cavs in the first quarter, scoring 17 of his 19 points in the frame to take an early 37-24 lead.
Phoenix didn’t make a push until late in the third quarter when they cut the lead to 79-77, but were not able to come all the way back.
Kyrie Irving was spectacular, racking up 23 points to go along with 9 assists and 6 rebounds.
Eric Bledsoe did well in his return, scoring 15 points while dishing out 9 assists.
Markieff Morris had a double-double off the bench with 18 points and 10 rebounds. His brother Marcus started in place of PJ Tucker (suspension) and scored 14 points
The Suns hoisted up 36 three-point shot attempts, only making 10 of those. Also, they were just 13-22 from the charity stripe. The fact that they only lost by single-digits is surprising due to their poor play in these statistical categories.
Phoenix now sits two games behind the 8th seed (Dallas) in the standings. The Suns will now head out on a three-game road trip and will take on the Celtics on Friday.
Phoenix and Boston will tip-off on Friday at 4:30 p.m. MT from the TD Garden in Boston.
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