The Cavs went six minutes without a field goal after pulling within three in the fourth quarter to fall to the Phoenix Suns 106-98 for their 14th straight loss and 24th in 25 games.
J.J. Hickson had 16 points and 15 rebounds, his second big game in as many weeks against Phoenix, and the Suns missed their first eight shots of the fourth to allow the Cavs to pull within 93-90 on a 3-pointer by Jamario Moon with 6:25 left. That was their last basket from the floor until Daniel Gibson scored with 24 seconds left. By then, the game was over.
Antawn Jamison had 23 points, Ramon Sessions had 19 points and eight assists and Gibson had 16 points off the bench for the Cavs, who were without Mo Williams. He will be out indefinitely with a strained left hip flexor.
The Cavs trailed by 17 at one point, but had 11 steals against the explosive Suns. It still wasn't enough, though, to end one of the worst losing skids in franchise history.
Grant Hill had 27 points for the Suns, while Steve Nash had 15 points and 15 assists. Nash also made all five of his free throws to pass Mark Price as the best free throw shooter in league history. But it's by percentage points right now (.90391 to .90390) and could change again, depending on Nash's next miss.