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Suns storm past Cavs

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Markieff Morris had 27 points and 15 rebounds as the Phoenix Suns stormed back from a 20-point deficit to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-90, on Sunday.

Channing Frye and Goran Dragic added 16 and 15 points, respectively, for the Suns, who have won three of four. P.J. Tucker tallied 13 points and 10 boards.

Kyrie Irving ended with 24 points and nine assists for the Cavaliers, who fell to 1-3 on a five-game homestand. Luol Deng had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Tristan Thompson added 17 points and 13 boards.

Cleveland shot just 23.8 percent from the floor in the second half after making 54.5 percent of its shots in the first half. In addition, the Cavaliers were outscored by a 56-29 margin in the second half.

"(Phoenix) just outworked us in the second half, simply put. We had a chance at the end of the game," Irving said.

The Suns trailed 61-43 at the break but used a strong third quarter to take the lead.

Frye scored nine points in the period to pace Phoenix, which outscored the Cavaliers by a 25-6 margin. Cleveland went 2-of-22 from the field as they watched the visitors grab a 68-67 edge.

"I think (the Cavaliers) only scored six points in the third quarter, so it was really good defense," Dragic said. "I think in the end, we deserved that win. We didn't hang our heads and we just kept playing."

Phoenix started the fourth frame on a 13-3 run. Morris tallied eight points during the surge that Leandro Barbosa capped with a layup for an 81-70 margin.

Cleveland fought back and was within three, 90-87, following Irving's jumper with 1:34 to play. Frye responded with a 3-pointer to make it a six-point contest.

The Suns went 6-of-6 from the foul line down the stretch to seal the victory.

The Cavaliers built a 20-point lead in the second quarter before taking a 61-43 lead into the locker room.

Game Notes

Phoenix has won four straight against the Cavaliers ... The Suns started a four-game road trip on Sunday ... Gerald Green had 12 points for Phoenix ... Frye went 4-of-7 from beyond the arc ... C.J. Miles tallied 12 points for Cleveland.

01/26 23:00:44 ET

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CHA 79
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IND 88
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ECU 31
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VT 6
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DET 4
PIT 3
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MIN 2
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CAL 5
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DEN 35
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