Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE
Cleveland builds big first half lead, but sees it fall apart in 107-105 loss to Phoenix.
The Phoenix Suns overcame a 26-point first half deficit in a 107-105 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday.
The Cavs started the game on an 18-2 run, scored 37 first quarter points and led by 21 after one. They stretched their lead to as much as 42-16 in the second quarter, but the Suns cut the deficit to 13 by halftime. The Suns got within seven by the end of the third quarter and Cleveland led 100-91 with four minutes left in the game.
Phoenix took its first lead 105-104 on a Shannon Brown layup with 37 seconds remaining, and Phoenix held on for the win.
Dion Waiters led Cleveland with 23 points and Kyrie Irving had 17 points and eight assists, but he also turned it over seven times. Goran Dragic had 26 points and four assists and Brown, a former Cav, had 22 points off the bench for the Suns.
Cleveland is now 2-4 on the season.