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CLEVELAND - The Phoenix Suns pulled off a memorable comeback. cheap nfl jerseys . For the Cleveland Cavaliers, it was a collapse they wont soon forget. The Suns, who looked as though they were about to get run out of the building, rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit by dominating the final two quarters for a 99-90 win Sunday night. "We were getting embarrassed," said Markieff Morris, who led Phoenix with 27 points. "Everybody knew it. Thats why we said if we were going to lose, we were going to go down fighting." Cleveland coach Mike Brown had a simple assessment of his teams meltdown. "It was hard to watch," he said. "Its disappointing we came out and played that way, and we should all feel embarrassed for the way we played in the second half." The Suns held Cleveland to six points in the third quarter and outscored the Cavaliers 56-29 in the second half. Channing Frye finished with 16 points, including four 3-pointers after halftime, and Goran Dragic scored 15 to help Phoenix rally on the first stop of a four-game road trip. "We were so, so bad in the first half, but at least everyone knew how bad we were," said Suns forward P.J. Tucker, who had 13 points and 10 rebounds. "When we were down, everyone was like, Were good. Thats the kind of faith we have in our team, but we cant keep doing this." The Cavaliers, who led by 20 late in the second quarter, fell to 1-3 on a five-game homestand considered crucial to their chances of staying in the Eastern Conference playoff race. "They outworked us in the second half, simply put," said All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who led Cleveland with 24 points. Cavaliers centre Anderson Varejao injured his left leg late in the fourth quarter. He was down on the court for several minutes, but remained in the game. Varejao, who has battled injuries the last three seasons, will be checked by the teams medical staff on Monday. "I was worried," Brown said. "His knee was bothering him a little bit. It was tough to see." Phoenix trailed 61-43 at halftime, but hit five 3-pointers in the third quarter. Tucker scored on an offensive rebound with 45 seconds left to put Phoenix ahead 68-67, its first lead since 9-6 just 4 minutes into the game. The Cavaliers were 2 of 22 from the field in the third and set a season low for points in a quarter. Clevelands 29 points after halftime marked a season worst for a half. "I got on their case at halftime because we didnt give effort in the first half," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "It was the defence that did it. We got stops and that started it. Then all of a sudden, the other team was back on their heels." The Suns broke away from a 70-all tie with 11 straight points early in the fourth. Leandro Barbosas free throw put Phoenix ahead for good. Morris scored six points in the run before Barbosas steal and layup made it 81-70 with 8:38 remaining. Irvings two free throws with 2:06 to play cut it to 88-85. The teams traded baskets before Fryes 3-pointer made it 93-87 with 1:14 remaining. Phoenix shot just 39 per cent in the first half, when its starters combined for 24 points. Morris scored 15 off the bench. The Suns came out firing in the third quarter, forcing Cleveland to call timeout twice in the first 5 minutes. Frye hit 3s on three straight possessions, Gerald Green added a 3-pointer and a jumper, and a 3 by Dragic helped cut the lead to 65-61. Phoenix trimmed the lead to two on two occasions. Ish Smiths free throw with 1:13 remaining made it 67-66 before Tucker put the Suns ahead. Cleveland ended the second quarter on a 22-10 run sparked by Luol Dengs 10 points and six by Irving. The Cavaliers led 39-33 with 7:39 remaining in the period when Deng hit two jumpers, a layup and four free throws. He also found Jarrett Jack in the corner for a 3-pointer with a pass from the top of the key. Irving added a pair of jumpers and two foul shots. Irving had 13 points and seven assists in the first half. The third-year guard, elected an All-Star starter for the first time last week, had six assists in the first quarter, including Clevelands first four baskets of the game. Deng had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists in the first half. The Suns opened a road trip in which they will play four games in five nights. Phoenix went 1-4 on a trip earlier this month. NOTES: Suns G Eric Bledsoe (right knee surgery) is travelling with the team, but there remains no timetable for his return to the court. Bledsoe, the teams leading scorer, averaged 18 points in 24 games before undergoing an arthroscopic procedure on Jan. 10. ... Deng had his first double-double for the Cavaliers with 18 points and 10 rebounds. ... Phoenix recalled G Archie Goodwin from his NBA Development League assignment with Bakersfield. ... Cleveland brought back F Sergey Karasev and G Carrick Felix from their D-League assignments with Canton. cheap jerseys from china ." Thornton went after Orpik during a stoppage in play a week ago, slew-footing him to the ice and punching him twice in the head. Orpik suffered a concussion and was taken off the ice on a stretcher and transported to the hospital. china jerseys . He also let the stacked field know that he just might be the skip to beat at the Olympic trials later this year. Howard, from Coldwater, Ont., scored two in the final end for a 4-3 victory over Winnipegs Mike McEwen in the final Grand Slam event of the season. BOSTON -- Two years after leaving in the middle of an unprecedented September collapse and one year after slinking away to finish the franchises worst season in half a century, the Boston Red Sox wrapped things up at Fenway Park with the knowledge that they will be back. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered to lead the Red Sox to a 5-2 victory over the last-place Toronto Blue Jays in Bostons regular-season home finale Sunday. After a five-game road trip to Colorado and Baltimore, the Red Sox will return for the AL division series in October. "The energy thats created here and the way the guys embrace it, it has been our advantage once again," manager John Farrell said. "We have heard a lot lately about the last couple of Septembers, but that has not penetrated the minds of anyone in this clubhouse." Three days after clinching a playoff berth, two days after securing the AL East title and one day after giving many starters the day off to sleep off the celebration, the Red Sox returned to winning. Boston took the three-game series -- its 33rd series victory of the season -- and finished 53-28 at home. With 95 wins, the Red Sox have the best record in baseball and a lead in the race for home-field advantage through the World Series. "Were going out to win games and be aggressive," said Felix Doubront, who made his first start since Sept. 6 and his last before moving to the bullpen to be ready for the playoffs. "Well try to go hard every game." Doubront (11-6) gave up two runs on four hits and two walks, striking out two. Koji Uehara pitched a perfect ninth for his 21st save. Kevin Pillar homered and added an RBI single for Toronto. Reigning NL Cy Young-winner R.A. Dickey (13-13) allowed five runs on six hits and a walk, with a season-high 11 strikeouts in his third complete game of the season. "He gives up fly balls. Thats part of bbeing a knuckleballer," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. cheap jerseys from china paypal. "But he threw a tremendous game. Two home runs. You cant take away the home runs. We battled, but we just couldnt get anything going against Doubront." The Red Sox took the lead in the bottom of the second, when Dickey allowed three singles -- two of them bloopers -- and then Bradleys three-run homer. Like Ortizs solo shot in the sixth, it was a high fly ball that got caught in the wind blowing out to right field. "If a ball got up above the elevation of the roof, it was going," Dickey said. "Those two got up and they kept going." Toronto took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Pillars single before Boston made it 4-1 in the bottom half. After the Blue Jays cut the lead to 4-2 on Pillars homer off the top of the Green Monster, Ortiz made it a three-run game with a towering shot into the Toronto bullpen. Ortiz was also given a double in the third inning even though replays showed he slid into second baseman Ryan Goins glove and should have been out. NOTES: Torontos Rajai Davis stole his 45th base of the season in the eighth. ... The Red Sox unveiled a statue of Carl Yastrzemski outside the ballpark before the game. .. Red Sox manager John Farrell said he is optimistic CF Jacoby Ellsbury (broken bone in right foot) will be able to return Wednesday, in time to get ready for the playoffs. ... The Red Sox won 95 games for the seventh time since 2003. ... Toronto travels to Chicago for a makeup game Monday against the White Sox, then on to Baltimore. The Red Sox have a day off before playing two in Colorado and three in Baltimore. ... Red Sox rookies were dressed in kilts and tam oShanters for the on-field family picnic after the game. ... Farrell tweaked the rotation for the last series against Baltimore. Clay Buchholz will be followed by Jon Lester and John Lackey. ' ' '
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