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Cavs blow 20-point lead, collapse in second half of 99-90 loss to Suns

By Jason Lloyd Published: January 26, 2014
Dragic, Goran
The Suns' Goran Dragic goes in for a shot against Kyrie Irving in the first quarter Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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.

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