Phoenix 106, Cleveland 98

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, # Brent Barnaky, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 20562

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 36 26 28 16 106
Cleveland 28 21 28 21 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 19-21 11-9 8-12 W4
Cleveland 8-33 5-13 3-20 L14

Recap

The Phoenix Suns handed the host Cleveland Cavaliers their 14th straight loss Wednesday night, holding on for a 106-98 victory as Grant Hill scored 27 points and Steve Nash handed out 15 assists.

The Suns missed their first eight shots of the fourth quarter and scored just 16 points, but Vince Carter picked a great time for his first basket of the game. He had been scoreless until draining a baseline 3-pointer with 2:35 left, extending the lead to 100-92.

Phoenix led by as many as 17 points and took a 90-77 lead into the fourth quarter but its offensive struggles allowed Cleveland to get within three on a 3-pointer by Jamario Moon with 6:25 remaining.

The Cavaliers didn’t make another basket until there were 24 seconds to go and absorbed their 24th loss in 25 games.

Channing Frye scored 18 points and Marcin Gortat had 16 off the bench for the Suns, who have won four in a row.

Ramon Sessions - starting in place of injured guard Mo Williams - had 19 points and eight assists and J.J. Hickson had 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavs.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Cleveland
Grant Hill 27 Scoring Antawn Jamison 23
Steve Nash 15 Assists Ramon Sessions 8
Marcin Gortat 12 Rebounds J.J. Hickson 15
Grant Hill 7 Free Throws Made J.J. Hickson 6
Vince Carter 3 Steals Jamario Moon 3
Marcin Gortat 3 Blocks Jamario Moon 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 106 47.1 6-19 20-21 29 47 3 6 17
Cleveland 98 43.4 9-21 17-20 18 39 9 11 17

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .182 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Washington . The Suns have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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