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Cleveland Cavaliers Blow 26 Point Lead Against Suns; Lose 107-105

November 11th, 2012 at 10:51 PM
By Bryan Pauquette

'Daniel Gibson' photo (c) 2008, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
The Cleveland Cavaliers visited the Phoenix Suns Friday night, and lost 107-105. The Cavs started out hot building a 42-16 lead early in the second. The  Suns methodically hacked away, pulling ahead 103-102 with 1:32 left in the game. Kyrie Irving missed three pointer as time ran out. 

Rookie Dion Waiters led Cleveland with 23 points, hitting 9 of 13 shots from the field. Kyrie Irving put up 17 points along with 8 assists. Coming off the bench, Daniel Gibson went 5 of 7 from beyond the arc, finishing with 19 points.

Shannon Brown, a former first round pick of the Cavs, scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter. Brown was a huge contributor to the last rally late in the game that ultimately led to Cleveland's demise.

Coming off a loss to Golden State, it was nice to see the Cavs start off so well. It seemed like Cleveland was going to cruise to a monster win. It also demonstrated what this young team is capable of when they're clicking. While the season has been up and down so far, it is clear that there is a lot of potential on this squad. If the Cavs can manage some consistency, a late-season run at a playoff spot is a definite possibility.

 

 

Tags: Basketball, Cleveland, Cleveland Cavaliers, Daniel Gibson, Dion Waiters, Kyrie Irving, NBA, Shannon Brown

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