WITH Kyle Korver unable to play with issues still to be worked out in Atlanta, the Cleveland Big Three took care of business as the Cavaliers downed the Suns, 120-116, on Sunday in Phoenix (Monday, Manila time).
LeBron James led the way, scoring 28 points on 11 of 17 shooting, while Kyrie Irving made 10 of 20 field goal attempts and wound up with 27 points.
Kevin Love came up with 25 points as the Cavaliers notched their second straight win and 28th in 36 outings.
Korver, acquired in a trade with Atlanta, could not be fielded by the Cavaliers as Mike Dunleavy’s physical with the Hawks has not been completed, according to reports.
Dunleavy apparently is looking to become a free agent and is seeking a buyout with his new team.
Channing Fry and Iman Shumpert had 10 points apiece for Cleveland.
The Suns saw their win streak end at two even as Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker again came up with big games.
Bledsoe scored 31 points on 12 of 18 shooting, while Booker scored 28, making 12 of 24 field goal attempts.
Tyson Chandler had a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds for Phoenix, which absorbed its 27th loss in 39 games.