Phoenix 108, Cleveland 100

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 9, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #46 Matt Boland, #43 Dan Crawford, #62 Brian Forte
Attendance - 17031

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 26 26 29 19 100
Phoenix 26 25 30 27 108

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 8-29 5-12 3-17 L10
Phoenix 15-20 9-9 6-11 W1

Recap

Steve Nash recorded 20 points and 17 assists and Jared Dudley had 21 points off the bench as the host Phoenix Suns beat the injury-ravaged Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-100, on Sunday to end a three-game losing skid.

The Suns trailed throughout the first half, but took control early in the third quarter.

Vince Carter hit a big 3-pointer to extend the lead to 99-94 with 2:40 remaining and the Suns held on for the victory. Carter had 19 points and seven rebounds, Robin Lopez had 15 points and Channing Frye had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Suns.

J.J. Hickson had 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds in his first start at center for the Cavaliers, who learned before the game that Anderson Varejao would be lost for the season with a torn tendon in his ankle.

Undrafted rookie Manny Harris added 27 points and eight rebounds for Cleveland, which went nearly six minutes without a field goal in the fourth quarter.

The Cavaliers are now the owners of a second 10-game losing streak this season. They’ve lost 20 of their last 21 contests.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Phoenix
Manny Harris 27 Scoring Jared Dudley 21
Mo Williams 12 Assists Steve Nash 17
J.J. Hickson 17 Rebounds Channing Frye 12
Manny Harris 9 Free Throws Made Steve Nash 7
Antawn Jamison 3 Steals Steve Nash 3
Christian Eyenga 2 Blocks Channing Frye 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 100 36.8 6-20 24-31 24 49 3 10 11
Phoenix 108 47.0 13-28 17-23 25 52 10 9 20

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Suns have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .476 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .207 after a loss.
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