The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Utah to take on the Jazz as they are trying to get back into the win column after two consecutive losses.
Coming off two straight losses, the Cleveland Cavaliers are not trending in the right direction. A 14-point loss to the shorthanded Lakers and the heartbreaking loss on a buzzer beater to Sacramento has the Cavs at 17-29 on the season. Now Cleveland will take on the 34-11 Utah Jazz in attempt to get an elusive win.
Utah currently has the best record in the league and sit atop the Western Conference. The Jazz are averaging 117 points per game while limiting their opponents to 108.2. Cleveland is on the other end of that spectrum as they score 103.5 per game and give up 111. This could be a long night for the Cavaliers as Utah should be able to score fairly easily from start to finish.
Donovan Mitchell is Utah’s leading scorer as he averages 25.9 per game. Mitchell is also their assist leader with 5.5 per game and is fourth in rebounds with 4.6. The leading rebounder for the Jazz is Rudy Gobert with 13.3 per contest with his 14.6 PPG is fifth on the team. It is not just the starters who make an impact for the Jazz as a familiar face comes off the bench, Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson is the Jazz’ second-highest scorer with 17.4 per game in 25.7 minutes off the bench.
The Cavaliers will have their hands full from the tip Monday night. The talent gap between Utah and Cleveland is huge and there is a very good chance that could be reflected in the final score.