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.