HOW ABOUT THESE SUNS? The Phoenix Suns (3-3) overcame a 26 points deficit to trump the Cleveland Cavaliers(2-4) in one of the biggest comebacks in franchise history 107-105.
After the Phoenix Suns dug themselves a huge hole in the 1st quarter, trailing the Cleveland Cavaliers 37-16 and ultimately trailed 42-16 early in the 2nd quarter, the Suns went on a 33-20 run to close out the 2nd quarter led by Sebastian Telfair who scored 10 points in the 2nd quarter.
Give huge credit to this Suns squad for their resiliency all night long. The Suns comeback from a 26 point deficit was the largest in franchise history at home and 3rd largest of all-time in Suns history.
Nearly halfway into the 1st quarter this game had disaster written all over it as the Cavs led 22-4 after a pair of Dion Waiters free-throws.
The Suns were led in scoring by Goran Dragic who had a game high 26 point and shredded the Cavs defense all night long. The Cavs simply had no answer for the dragon.
Cavs were led by rookie Dion Waiters who dropped 23 points. Waiters scored 10 straight points in the 4th quarter and scored 12 overall in the 4th.
This game is the classic display of the tale of two halves. The Cavs had a field day in the 1st half scoring 62 points but the Suns locked in defensively holding the Cavs to only 43 points in the 2nd half while scoring 58 second half points themselves.
As I mentioned in the preview before the game, the Suns needed to attack the Cavs weak second unit and the Suns bench did just that. The Suns bench was led by Shannon Brown who once again had a tremendous evening scoring 22 points, 10 of those coming in the 4th quarter.
The Suns bench outscored the Cavs bench 47-26. Sebastian Telfair finally came out of his slump offensively, and scored 13 points on night, and dished out 4 assists. P.J Tucker added 8 points and 7 rebounds.
This win could potentially define the season for Suns. I mean after 1 quarter I had to switch the channel over to college basketball because it was just too hard to watch, the Suns were turning the ball over, not playing good defense, missing shots and just looked completely out of sync in all aspects. To watch the Suns turn things around in the next 3 quarters like that is very impressive.
This is going to be one of the best comebacks in the NBA this season, but the Cavs didn’t do themselves any favors. The Cavs coughed up the ball 21 times leading to 26 points for the Suns; Kyrie Irving had 7 turnovers.
The Suns have been waiting for a game like this from Goran Dragic. Dragic scored a season high 26 points and attacked the Cavs defense all night long earning himself 10 free throw attempts on the evening. Marcin Gortat added 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks.
The Suns also did a good job fending off the Cleveland big guys from dominating the boards. The Suns in fact out rebounded the Cavs 42-39.
This is the 2nd comeback win for the Suns this season; the Suns also had a good comeback against the Warriors in their season opener but fell short 87-85. This is a nothing short of a great win for the Suns and they will look to build off of it tomorrow night when they take on the Utah Jazz at the Energy Solution Arena in Salt Lake City.