Although the two games were a few weeks apart, the Cavaliers demolished the Suns both times.
LeBron James: A
27 points, nine assists in only 29 minutes of work? That’s that we call an efficient night for James. Four turnovers drop this from an A+ to an A.
Kevin Love: A
The All-Star power forward has been unbelievable since returning from injury, scoring 20 points in a plus-28 performance tonight.
George Hill: A-
A team-high plus-32, while being active on both ends of the floor is deserving of high praise.
Larry Nance Jr.: A-
In his first game back from injury, Nance Jr. added 15 points, 10 rebounds coming off the bench. A second-half stretch with Nance Jr. and Love on the floor helped the Cavs extend their lead. Imagine the possibility with these two forwards in the starting lineup.
J.R. Smith: B
Smith shot 3-of-5 from three-point range, which is trending in the right direction after a long shooting slump in February and March.
Jose Calderon: B-
While four points and three assists on only three shots doesn’t look great, Cleveland outscored the Suns by 18 points when he was on the floor.
Jeff Green: C+
Green was limited to only half the game due to an illness, but his five-point performance was difficult to watch.
Tristan Thompson: C
Thompson returned to action tonight, struggled finding his rhythm and seemed like the odd man out. It’ll be interesting to see how the battle for the starting center spot will play out between Thompson and Nance Jr.
Jordan Clarkson: C
Clarkson was inefficient, but managed to fill out the stat sheet in 26 minutes of action. It was a step up from his performance in Toronto, though.
Rodney Hood: C-
Cleveland won this game by 25, yet somehow Hood managed be a team-worst minus-11 for the game. He shot well from the floor in 20 minutes of action after returning from an injury.