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Shawn Marion had 25 points and 12 rebounds, as the Phoenix Suns overcame a 46-point performance from LeBron James to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 115-106, at US Airways Center.
Raja Bell had 23 points and Steve Nash netted 20 points and dished out 15 assists for the Suns, winners of two straight and five of their last six contests.
James also dished out eight assists and pulled down seven rebounds to go along with his 46 points and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have lost their last three games. “We played as well as we could,” said James. “They have a lot more firepower than us. We played as well as we could and we gave a great effort. That is all we can ask for.”
Cleveland kept it close by hitting its baskets and trailed 96-94 after Eric Snow put in a layup with 6:28 remaining. But, Eddie House made back-to-back jumpers to give Phoenix a six-point margin with 5:20 left. James slammed the ball home to make it a 106-103 game with 2:53 to play, but the Suns scored the next seven points and had a 113-103 lead with 1:38 remaining. For complete Box Scores CLICK HERE