After the Cavs' six-game road trip, Dion Waiters has proven that he's starter-quality. However, the Cavs need his ball-handling and scoring off the bench more than they do in the starting lineup.
Early fast starts from Milwaukee, Miami and New York put them at the top of the division standings in the Eastern Conference.
Shannon Brown scored 22 points off the bench to help Phoenix overcome a 26-point deficit and beat Cleveland 107-105 Friday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will try to move to .500 this season when they travel to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
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Kyrie Irving (gastroenteritis) and Anderson Varejao (knee) are expected to play on Friday, while C.J. Miles (gastroenteritis) and Dion Walters (thigh) are questionable.
Cleveland Cavaliers star guard Kyrie Irving scored 28 points on 10-of-22 shooting and dished out seven assists, but he didn't get much help from his teammates and Cleveland lost to the Golden State Warriors, 106-96.
Cleveland center Anderson Varejao will miss the game in Golden State as he recovers from a minor injury.
The Cavaliers' west coast road trip continues on Wednesday night from the bay area, where the Warriors are playing host.
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