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Cavaliers vs. Suns: Game time, TV schedule, preview and more

Second-year guard Kyrie Irving leads the Cavs into Phoenix on Friday night.


The Cleveland Cavaliers will try to get to a .500 winning percentage when they travels to play the Phoenix Suns at 9 p.m. ET on Friday.

Cleveland enters Friday night's game with a 2-3 record. The Cavs are coming off a 106-96 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. The loss came after a big win over the Los Angeles Clippers, 108-101, on Monday.

The Suns are also coming off a win. Phoenix, which also enters at 2-3, beat the Charlotte Bobcats, 117-110, on Wednesday night.

Friday night's game is the first in back-to-back games for the Suns. Phoenix will travel to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.

Kyrie Irving has been dominant so far this season for the Cavs. The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2011 is averaging 24.6 points and 6.2 assists per game through the first five games of the year. In 51 games last year, Irving averaged 18.5 points per game.

It's been a team effort for the Suns this season. Five players are averaging more than 14 points per game. Luis Scola is the team's leading scorer at 15.2 points per game, while Marcin Gortat is averaging 15.0.

The game will be shown on local television stations FSOH and FSAZ.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.