The Phoenix Suns (20-18) play against the Cleveland Cavaliers (14-14) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
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Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Wednesday January 4, 2023
Phoenix Suns 5, Cleveland Cavaliers 0 (Q1 09:12)
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Chris Paul with wrap on left calf all the way down to ankle. #Suns #Cavs – 7:15 PM
Paul to Ayton pick-and-roll dunk with Allen defending. 5-0 #Suns – 7:14 PM
Mikal Bridges 3, but on that baseline move, he could’ve shot that. #Suns – 7:13 PM
The last time Jonathan Isaac played, Chris Paul was on the Thunder – 7:13 PM
“When I look at the things that have happened to the organization, yeah, it’s been a lot of stuff, but I always go back to the fact that it’s still basketball.”
Monty Williams on distractions #Suns have faced. #Cavs pic.twitter.com/Bfnbne1aBH – 6:59 PM
“It’s such a broken record. ‘No one is going to feel sorry for us.’ Captain Obvious for 500 Alex. It’s just one of those things that you know, but for me, I have to reinforce it, but also establish the fact that we can’t keep saying the same things. Guys have to grow.” #Suns pic.twitter.com/i4WWwwoW75 – 6:56 PM
“They’re just big. They have so many guys that are long, athletic.” Monty Williams on #Cavs. #Suns pic.twitter.com/3LKyzfR8Ia – 6:53 PM
How do you follow a 71-point game? We will find out tonight as Donovan Mitchell and the Cavs take on the Suns. pic.twitter.com/vfkCfw6kxa – 6:51 PM
“It’s a credit to the guys that they bring that spirit every day. It makes it a lot better when you have a group like that.”
Monty Williams as #Suns have lost six of their last seven heading into final game of six-game road trip Wednesday night at #Cavs. pic.twitter.com/dpfiag3AFp – 6:50 PM
“The length and the engine.”
#Cavs coach JB Bickerstaff on Mikal Bridges’ defense as #Suns wing will be primary defender on Donovan Mitchell, who scored a career-high 71 points in Cleveland’s last game that ended in an overtime win over Chicago. pic.twitter.com/QVqZUXf77j – 6:46 PM
“It’s a credit to our guys and their commitment to that end of the floor.” #Cavs coach JB Bickerstaff as Cleveland is first in #NBA in defensive rating in one of the highest scoring seasons in league history. #Suns pic.twitter.com/1IHMJi5KXg – 6:45 PM
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#Cavs starting lineup tonight against the Suns: Donovan Mitchell, Caris LeVert, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen.
Sorry y’all. Mid typed. – 6:28 PM
#Cavs starting lineup against the Suns: Donovan Mitchell, Caris LeVert, Isaac Okoro, Kevin Love and Jarrett Allen – 6:24 PM
#Cavs are moving Isaac Okoro back into the starting lineup. He joins Mitchell, LeVert, Mobley, and Allen. – 6:20 PM
#Cavs starters vs #Suns:
Tipoff at 7pm on @BallySportsCLE! – 6:19 PM
Even though #Cavs Evan Mobley is back tonight, sources tell @clevelanddotcom that Darius Garland IS OUT once again. Beyond that, sources say Cavs will be making a change at starting small forward. All the details here:
cleveland.com/cavs/2023/01/e… – 5:53 PM
Coming to the FieldHouse for the #CavsSuns game this evening?
Stop by the @SeatGeek Social Zone at Portal 11 for your chance to win Suite fix, autographed jerseys and more! #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/V8koqiD0KR – 5:45 PM
Cavs PF Evan Mobley will play tonight against Phoenix. It doesn’t look like PG Darius Garland will. He’s listed as doubtful. – 5:33 PM
#Cavs JB Bickerstaff said in his pregame presser that Evan Mobley WILL play. Darius Garland is still currently doubtful. – 5:28 PM
“Not in this building, at least by an opponent I should say.” #Cavs coach JB Bickerstaff when asked could a player score 82 (Kobe Bryant scored 81) or 101 (Wilt Chamberlain scored 100).
Donovan Mitchell scored 71 in Monday’s OT win over Chicago.
“71 is a hell of a number.” – 5:26 PM
JB Bickerstaff confirms Evan Mobley will play tonight vs. Phoenix. – 5:17 PM
‘Don’t try to come get 80’: Phoenix #Suns face Donovan Mitchell after career 71-point eruption (w/video) #Cavs azcentral.com/story/sports/n… Street @azcentral – 5:08 PM
Only 2 NBA teams have had 5 players score 20+ points in the same game since 2004.
2020 Thunder: Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Dennis Schroder, Danilo Gallinari, Steven Adams (the Adams TD pass game)
2023 Thunder: Josh Giddey, Lu Dort, Jalen Williams, Tre Mann, Isaiah Joe – 5:06 PM
Donovan Mitchell Drops 71 + Why Are Celtics Winless in 2023? | Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman Podcast Powered by @HireOnLinkedIn & @AthleticGreens twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… – 5:00 PM
According to @Basketball-Reference, Donovan Mitchell’s 71-point, 11-assist game on Monday night has the third-highest game score since the 83-84 season. The only two games it scores better are Michael Jordan’s 69-point, 18-rebound game on 3/28/90 and Kobe Bryant’s 81-point game on 1/22/06. – 4:43 PM
Legendary broadcaster Chuck Swirsky (@Chuck Swirsky) was one of the few people in the building for both Kobe Bryant’s 81 and Donovan Mitchell’s 71-point performances. He worked both games, and gave his unique perspective on witnessing history twice 👇
sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/do… – 4:02 PM
‘Basketball is just a game’: Damar Hamlin’s health emergency brings perspective for Phoenix #Suns azcentral.com/story/sports/n… Street @azcentral – 3:40 PM
A new NBA-season high was set Monday night with Donovan’s 71 pts.
@keybank | #LetEmKnow – 3:30 PM
there are so many things I love about living in chicago but the literary zeal of this city is not one of them, what do you mean there are 440 holds out on rf kuang’s new book at the library – 3:28 PM
“We’ve seen a lot of freaky numbers put up this year, but he went to the very top.”
More from #TheMismatch on Donovan Mitchell’s 71-point game: https://t.co/SI1OsZxCCM pic.twitter.com/JhIzmFpDTs – 1:53 PM
#Cavs Isaiah Mobley, playing on a two-way deal and originally listed as out, is now listed available for tonight’s home game against Phoenix. – 1:40 PM
Patrick Williams on the missed box-out on Donovan Mitchell in Monday’s loss: “It was definitely a tough position to put the ref in, but I gotta get the rebound.” – 1:13 PM