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Arizona State ekes out 64-53 win over Cornell

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Goran Dragic scored 19 points, Michael Beasley added 15 and the Phoenix Suns took control late in the third quarter to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 91-78 Tuesday night.

The Suns scored the final 14 points of the third to take a 71-59 lead they would not relinquish, sending Cleveland to its 10th loss in 11 games.

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao had 20 points and 18 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double. He came in leading the NBA in rebounding with a 14.7 average.

Cleveland, playing its fourth game in five nights, took a 59-57 lead with 3:28 left in the third quarter on Dion Waiters' layup, but a more rested Suns team took over. Four points each by Beasley, Jared Dudley and Luis Scola and a basket by Jermaine O'Neal accounted for the run.

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