Cleveland's rookie point guard Kyrie Irving leads the Cavs in scoring with 18.9 points per and plays a big role in every win Cleveland has put together this season as they begin rebuilding around the young player. Irving just turned 20 years old after his birthday on Friday can only hope to have the success and longevity of his opponent on Sunday, 38-year old Steve Nash. When the two teams met in January at Phoenix, Irving showed his stuff with 26 points to lead the Cavs to a win over the Suns despite 16 points and 15 assists from Nash.
Nash continues to produce at a remarkable level while leading a dangerous Suns team that is full of veteran savvy, including 39-year old Grant Hill still making plays on the wing. The Suns are 10-4 in March after Nash tied a season-high with 17 assists in the team's latest win over Indiana on Friday. With a .500 record at 24-24, the Suns remain in the tight Western Conference playoff race, just two games out of the eight spot.
Cleveland is 4-8 in March so far and has lost touch with the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. After working themselves into the conversation at the beginning of the month, too many losses and a resurgent effort by the New York Knicks have the Cavs five games behind the eighth spot.
The game tips off at 3:00 p.m. ET and will be televised on Fox Sports Ohio and NBA TV.
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