Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

James' triple-double leads Cavaliers past Suns

James' triple-double leads Cavaliers past Suns

The game was over early.

For the Suns, the struggle began on the offensive end. Minnesota's Nemanja Bjelica had 17 points and made a couple of key 3-pointers in the fourth period. They have dropped 16 of 17 and 21 of 23.

The Suns, meanwhile, are playing for next season for the second season in a row.

Booker's dunk got the Suns within 47-35 before the Cavs pulled away again. "I don't know if this is a one-game thing".

James, averaging a triple-double over his last 15 games, had 28 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd are the only other players to have 100 triple-doubles in their careers. Smith and George Hill had two apiece.

It was not the start the Suns wanted.

As James' squad heads into their final contest this campaign with the Blazers, Portland will be looking to extend their impressive 10-game win streak when they host the Cavs at the Moda Center. Give me the points as a fade from Cleveland. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won five of their last seven road games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are dealing with a plethora of injuries to their roster. The Suns immediately called timeout.

"I thought he just out-toughed us", Lue said of Randle.

"It's just being around the court and being reliable to my teammates".

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported the National Basketball Association could make changes to its current draft-eligibility rules, making it so players don't have to attend one year of college before turning pro. He delivered the ball and everybody shot a better percentage when they played with him. They played without their top three scorers in a 122-115 loss at Charlotte on Saturday.

Bender finished with seven points and five rebounds.

Marquese Chriss was called for a technical foul (No. 8) at the 1:36 mark of the first quarter.

Kevin Love hasn't suited up for the Cleveland Cavaliers since before the trade deadline.

The Cavs played the night before at Utah and lost, and their plane sat for two hours on the tarmac in Salt Lake City.

Programming Note: On Thursday, FOX Sports Ohio is airing the Blue Jackets - Flyers game (7:00 p.m.) and the Cavs - Blazers game (10:00 p.m.).

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