David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
The Cavs scored more than 20 points in just one quarter in Tuesday night's loss.
The Cleveland Cavaliers shot just 35 percent from the field on Tuesday night in falling to the Phoenix Suns, 91-78. Center Anderson Varejao continued his stellar play on the season, putting up 20 points and 18 rebounds on 10-15 shooting, but that was the lone bright spot for a Cleveland team that fell to 3-12 on the season.
Rookie Dion Waiters, whose role as a playmaker has increased in the wake of Kyrie Irving's injury, shot just 7-20 on the night en route to 16 points, seven assists, three boards and two steals. His backcourt mate Jeremy Pargo similarly struggled on Tuesday, shooting 3-12 on his way to eight points, five assists and four rebounds. C.J. Miles also threw up bricks off the bench, shooting 3-11 from the field.
Phoenix, meanwhile, shot a healthy 46 percent from the field. Goran Dragic, Michael Beasley, Luis Scola and Jared Dudley were all in double-digits.
The Cavs are off until Friday night, when they'll visit the Atlanta Hawks.