Another LeBron James triple-double helps Cavaliers bounce back, beat Suns

Another LeBron James triple-double helps Cavaliers bounce back, beat Suns

All of that can be pretty frustrating for a player of James' caliber.

TJ Warren had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Josh Jackson had 19 points and Devin Booker had 17 points and six assists for the Suns (19-50), who lost their sixth in a row. Korver hit back-to-back from long distance in the final 90 seconds of the second quarter to lift the Cavaliers to a 68-52 lead at halftime. They have scored at least 110 points in 35 games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers could use a victory here after losing five of their last eight games. Specific to Tuesday's triple-double performance (and team win over the Suns), what's new?

This set a new career-high for the four-time MVP, beating his previous best of 13 triple-doubles in the 2016-17 campaign. They are 2-2 to start off a seven-game road trip and have fallen back to being the four seed in the East. Cleveland's defense is not a cohesive unit right now, and the more time the regular rotations play together, the better they should be before the playoffs tip off.

The Cavaliers are now 10-9 during the stretch Love has been out and are now mired in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

Lillard and Co. made quick work of their last opponent, the Miami Heat in a 115-99 route on Monday night.

Portland now owns the third seed in the Western Conference playoff picture, but have yet to clinch a postseason spot. "They thought they could do it on their own and they realized they can't". Tip-off from Vivint Smart Home Arena is scheduled for 6 p.m. with pregame coverage beginning 30 minutes earlier on 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station.

I.T. PROFESSIONAL: Thomas also shone in his first game against the Cavs since they ended their brief attempt to replace Kyrie Irving with the undersized scoring machine.

His three-point shooting and ability to rip down the boards are a huge asset to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have been struggling all season.

Status Update: (Blazers) - None to report.

"A few days before the Cavaliers faced the LA Lakers and the LA Clippers in Los Angeles last weekend, a "super fan" put up a billboard in LA, clad in purple and gold, with the hashtag "#LABron", as well as the message, "Cleveland and Philly, You Can't Compete with L.A".

Bobby Portis had a team-high 19 points and nine rebounds off the bench for the Bulls, who have alternated losses and wins in their past seven games.

Overall, the Cavs are 5-4 against teams from the Northwest, splitting the series with each of those five teams, excluding the Blazers.