Cavaliers 102, Suns 84
Jan. 14, 1998
PHOENIX (AP) _ Derek Anderson scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, including six in 63 seconds, as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their three-game losing streak with a 102-84 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 23 points and 16 rebounds for Cleveland, but just two in the final period, when Anderson picked up the slack.
George McCloud got the Suns within 86-79 with a three-point play with 4:51 left in the game. But in the next 1:03, Anderson darted across the lane for a jumper and made four free throws to open a 92-79 lead.
Cedric Henderson and Wesley Person had 17 points each as all five Cleveland starters scored in double figures.
Rex Chapman scored 22 points for Phoenix, and Steve Nash had 15.