The Cleveland Cavaliers were shorthanded yet again and ended up being on the wrong side of a 30-point blowout to the Utah Jazz.
Isaac Okoro was the only regular starter available for the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday resulting in the team being shorthanded for the second straight game. This resulted in the Cavs being blown out by 30 points at home as the Utah Jazz cruised to an easy win.
Cleveland did their best to keep things close early into the 2nd quarter, but their lack of regular starters played a huge factor in the Jazz building a larger lead. The Cavaliers only scored 36 points in the 1st half, finding themselves down 13 points at the half. Utah kept on piling on in the 2nd half eventually seeing their lead grow to 34. The game was hardly a contest and resulted in the Jazz coming out on top 117-87.
The fact of the matter is that the Cavaliers really had no shot at winning this game. Being down four starters was just too much to overcome. If Cleveland was only missing two, possibly three starters things possibly could have been different. Unfortunately missing four starters, two of them being the best scoring options (Collin Sexton, Kevin Love), their best passing guard (Darius Garland), and a walking double-double (Andre Drummond), was never going to result in a win for the Cavaliers.
The Cavs should be getting key players back sooner rather than later and that could lead to much better results.