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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHOENIX 19 27 33 23 102 CLEVELAND 28 26 18 26 98 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHO - SHAWN MARION 25, CLIFF ROBINSON 19, TWO PLAYERS WITH 17 CLE - MATT HARPRING 20, CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 20, ANDRE MILLER 16

HIGH REBOUND: PHO - SHAWN MARION 10, JASON KIDD 6 CLE - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 9, TRAJAN LANGDON 7

HIGH ASSISTS: PHO - JASON KIDD 9, SHAWN MARION 4 CLE - ANDRE MILLER 8, BIMBO COLES 5

ATT: 18,910


Extended Box

PHOENIX (102) AT CLEVELAND (98)

PHOENIX REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

MARION F 38 10-22 5-6 6 4 10 4 4 1 1 25 ROBINSON F 35 7-13 3-4 2 2 4 1 4 0 1 19 TSAKALIDIS C 8 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 ELIE G 28 0-6 2-2 2 2 4 2 1 1 1 2 KIDD G 43 6-22 4-6 0 6 6 9 2 3 4 17 DUDLEY 14 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 GUGLIOTTA 17 1-2 0-1 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 2 T DELK 28 4-8 2-3 1 3 4 2 2 2 1 10 V DEL NEGRO 5 3-6 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 6 ROGERS 21 6-8 2-3 2 2 4 0 2 0 2 17 SANTIAGO 3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 PERRY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-90 20-27 13 22 35 21 24 9 11 102 (.422) (.741) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 11(14 PTS)

CLEVELAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

HARPRING F 43 6-16 7-8 3 2 5 1 4 0 1 20 WEATHERSPOON F 39 6-10 8-8 1 8 9 2 3 3 1 20 MIHM C 26 4-7 2-2 3 1 4 1 4 0 2 10 MILLER G 36 4-14 8-10 3 3 6 8 4 1 6 16 PERSON G 19 2-4 0-0 0 5 5 1 0 0 3 4 COLES 12 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 4 LANGDON 29 3-6 4-4 2 5 7 2 3 0 2 10 TRAYLOR 15 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 MURRAY 21 6-10 0-0 1 5 6 1 4 0 3 13 BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION GATLING DNP - COACH'S DECISION A JOHNSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-72 30-34 13 29 42 22 25 5 18 98 (.458) (.882) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 22(30 PTS)

PHOENIX 19 27 33 23 - 102 CLEVELAND 28 26 18 26 - 98

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHOENIX - MARION 3, ROBINSON 2, T DELK, KIDD, GUGLIOTTA. CLEVELAND - WEATHERSPOON 3, MILLER 2, LANGDON, HARPRING, MURRAY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHOENIX 6-12 (.500), ROBINSON 2-3, ELIE 0-2, KIDD 1-3, ROGERS 3-4. CLEVELAND 2-8 (.250), HARPRING 1-4, MILLER 0-2, MURRAY 1-2. TECHNICALS: PHOENIX - ROBINSON, HEAD COACH SKILES. OFFICIALS: DAN CRAWFORD, GREG WILLARD, DEE KANTNER. A - 18,910. T - 2:17.


Box Score

PHOENIX (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Marion 38 10-22 5-6 6-10 4 4 25 Robinson 35 7-13 3-4 2-4 1 4 19 Tsakalidis 8 0-1 2-2 0-0 0 1 2 Elie 28 0-6 2-2 2-4 2 1 2 Kidd 43 6-22 4-6 0-6 9 2 17 Dudley 14 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 2 0 Gugliotta 17 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 4 2 T Delk 28 4-8 2-3 1-4 2 2 10 V Del Negro 5 3-6 0-0 0-0 1 1 6 Rogers 21 6-8 2-3 2-4 0 2 17 Santiago 3 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Perry DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-90 20-27 13-35 21 24 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.422, FT-.741. 3-Point Goals: 6-12, .500 (Robinson 2-3, Elie 0-2, Kidd 1-3, Rogers 3-4). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 8 (Marion 3, Robinson 2, T Delk, Kidd, Gugliotta). Turnovers: 11 (Kidd 4, Rogers 2, Elie, Marion, Robinson, T Delk, V Del Negro). Steals: 9 (Kidd 3, Gugliotta 2, T Delk 2, Elie, Marion).

CLEVELAND (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Harpring 43 6-16 7-8 3-5 1 4 20 Weatherspoon 39 6-10 8-8 1-9 2 3 20 Mihm 26 4-7 2-2 3-4 1 4 10 Miller 36 4-14 8-10 3-6 8 4 16 Person 19 2-4 0-0 0-5 1 0 4 Coles 12 2-4 0-0 0-0 5 2 4 Langdon 29 3-6 4-4 2-7 2 3 10 Traylor 15 0-1 1-2 0-0 1 1 1 Murray 21 6-10 0-0 1-6 1 4 13 Brown DNP - coach's decision Gatling DNP - coach's decision A Johnson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-72 30-34 13-42 22 25 98 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.458, FT-.882. 3-Point Goals: 2-8, .250 (Harpring 1-4, Miller 0-2, Murray 1-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 8 (Weatherspoon 3, Miller 2, Langdon, Harpring, Murray). Turnovers: 22 (Miller 6, Murray 3, Person 3, Langdon 2, Mihm 2, Harpring, Weatherspoon). Steals: 5 (Weatherspoon 3, Coles, Miller). ____________________________________________ Phoenix 19 27 33 23 - 102 Cleveland 28 26 18 26 - 98 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Phoenix 2 (Robinson, 5:14 1st; Head Coach Skiles, 3:45 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,910. T: 2:17. Officials: Dan Crawford, Greg Willard, Dee Kantner.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Shawn Marion made sure the Phoenix Suns' second chance to secure a playoff spot was more successful than the first.

After a loss to Minnesota prevented them from clinching Friday, the Suns ralled from a 17-point deficit to collect their 13th consecutive berth with a 102-98 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"At the beginning of the season, some teams just want to make the playoffs," Phoenix coach Scott Skiles said. "Others want to go deep in the playoffs, but it's nice that we're in. Now we've got to get better so we can do something in the playoffs."

Marion scored 16 of his 25 points during a 34-15 run that bridged the second and third quarters, turning a 49-32 deficit into a two-point advantage for the Suns.

Two possessions later, Phoenix took the lead for good, 68-66, on a dunk by Tony Delk, who scored 10 points.

"The Suns came out and dictated the game in the third quarter and it took us out of our aggression leading up to that point," Cleveland coach Randy Wittman said. "They got into running after makes, misses and our turnovers. It changed the momentum."

Marion made 10-of-22 shots and 5-of-6 free throws to go with 10 rebounds and three blocks. Clifford Robinson added 19 points and Rodney Rogers added 17 on 6-of-8 shooting off the bench for the Suns, who have won nine of their last 11.

"I came in and I was out for a long time and they probably didn't expect me to do much," Rogers said. "Coach called on me and I had to go in and do what I had to do. I was just glad the shots were falling."

"Rodney definately was a big factor in the game," said Skiles, who often has criticized last year's Sixth Man Award winner. "He made shots and took two charges, both of them coming at big moments."

Cleveland trailed, 87-77, with 8:55 remaining when Lamond Murray scored five straight points to halve the deficit. The teams traded baskets and Phoenix never went ahead by more than five in the final four minutes.

Clarence Weatherspoon, who scored 20 points, made a layup to bring the Cavs within a basket with 16 seconds left. Delk caught the long inbounds pass, raced downcourt and hit a layup as he was fouled by Andre Miller with 13 seconds remaining. He made the ensuing free throw for a 101-96 lead.

Weatherspoon sliced the lead to three at the other end, but Jason Kidd made 1-of-2 free throws for the Suns to seal the win with seven seconds to go.

Kidd had 17 points, nine assists and six rebounds as Phoenix improved to 2-2 on a five-game road trip that takes it to Los Angeles for a meeting with the defending NBA champions on Tuesday.

The Suns pulled within one game of Portland for sixth place in the Western Conference playoff race and moved five games ahead of Minnesota, which holds the No. 8 spot.

Matt Harpring scored 20 points and Miller had 16, eight assists and six rebounds but committed six of Cleveland's 18 turnovers.

Murray finished with 13 points and rookie Chris Mihm chipped in 10 for Cleveland, which has lost six in a row overall and 12 of its last 16 at home.

"We just gave up another one of those big quarters where a team comes out and puts a big run on us," Weatherspoon said. "That's been one of our problems this whole season. We give up a huge quarter and get teams right back into the game with momentum. When a team takes 20 or 30 more shots than you, it gives them a lot of chances to score."

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