CLEVELAND: The Cavs scored a season-low 6 points in the third quarter and squandered a 20-point lead in falling at home to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday 99-90.
The Cavs enjoyed a 61-43 halftime lead, but shot 2-for-22 in the third quarter to narrowly miss the franchise record for fewest points in a quarter (4). The Suns did set a record for fewest points allowed in a quarter.
The Cavs managed just 29 points in the second half after scoring 29 in the first quarter.
Kyrie Irving had 24 points and 9 assists, but had 7 points and 6 assists in the first quarter. He shot 5-for-18 the rest of the night. Tristan Thompson had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Luol Deng had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
Markieff Morris had 27 points and 15 rebounds off the bench for the Suns, who began a four-game East Coast road trip with this game.