Suns Fall Short to Cavaliers before departing to Mexico City
By Francisco Romero
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Phoenix Suns 120-116 Sunday night. The Cavaliers led by as many as 22 points during the first half, but a resilient Suns squad was able to cut the lead and give the Cavs a run for their money.
“We competed against one of the top teams in the league,” Suns’ Eric Bledsoe said after the game. “To be down like that and comeback says a lot. We’ve just got to start playing like this night in and night out.”
Coming in from half time the Suns came in with a hot hand as Earl Watson’s team outscored the Cavaliers in that quarter 37-24.
Bledsoe finished the game with 31 points and 8 assists, while Devin Booker finished the game with 28 points.
For the Cavaliers LeBron James was their top scorer with 28 points, Kyrie Irving finished with 27 points and Kevin Love scored 25 points while grabbing 10 rebounds.
This was the Suns last game at home before heading to Mexico City where they will play two games; The Suns will face the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday and the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday afternoon.
The Suns will be the home team for both games.
“It’s an honor to make history alongside the NBA and call Mexico City a second home of the Suns this season,” Suns President Jason Rowley said when the announcement was made. “We have an incredibly strong and supportive Hispanic fan base in Arizona, and these two games present a unique opportunity to strengthen our relationship with NBA fans in both Arizona and Mexico.
“We’re extremely proud to represent the NBA as it continues to grow the game internationally, and we are grateful for this opportunity to help further deepen the relationship between Mexico and Arizona.”
The Suns return to Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 16, to face the Utah Jazz.