Box Score: Jazz 109, Cavaliers 98

You don’t defend, you don’t win. That sums it up for the Cavaliers who once again allowed 50+% shooting as the Jazz were led by Randy Foye’s 20 point effort as they distanced themselves from the Cavaliers in their second half in a 109-98 victory in EnergySolutions Arena. An under the weather Dion Waiters led the wine and gold with 23 points, including 10-of-12 from the free throw line, and Kyrie Irving added 18 points and 9 assists.  Tristan Thompson and Tyler Zeller each posted double-doubles in the defeat as well. The 10-32 Cavaliers finish their five-game west coast swing at 1-4 and next play on Tuesday in the Q against Boston.

Cleveland

Starters

Pos

Min

FG

3Pt

FT

+/-

Off

Reb

Ast

TO

Stl

BS

BA

PF

Pts

C.J. MilesG35:304-111-63-3-70121000212
Kyrie IrvingG34:107-202-72-2-110392011218
Tyler ZellerC37:416-120-01-2-1751412031213
Tristan ThompsonF38:075-90-02-3-541111000512
Alonzo GeeF28:492-71-30-0-15121221215

Bench

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3Pt

FT

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TO

Stl

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Totals34-836-2124-30 12402093651898
Percentages.410.286.800 Team Rebounds: 11
Dion Waiters28:156-141-310-12-51231001323
Luke Walton18:043-51-20-0-4011010027
Shaun Livingston15:080-30-06-8+1152001016
Kevin Jones1:041-10-00-0+2010000002
Omri Casspi1:040-00-00-0+2000000000
Jon Leuer1:040-10-00-0+2000000000
Jeremy Pargo1:040-00-00-0+2000000000
Daniel GibsonDNP – Coach’s Decision
Anderson VarejaoDNP – Inactive

Utah

Starters

Pos

Min

FG

3Pt

FT

+/-

Off

Reb

Ast

TO

Stl

BS

BA

PF

Pts

Randy FoyeG29:288-154-80-0+131231200220
Jamaal TinsleyG21:395-71-20-0+90240000211
Al JeffersonC30:157-140-00-0+1531141001114
Paul MillsapF22:173-70-02-3+8254002138
Marvin WilliamsF20:381-51-32-2+11010001115

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3Pt

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Totals45-906-1613-17 154630875624109
Percentages.500.375.765 Team Rebounds: 7
Earl Watson25:170-10-00-0+4129211030
Derrick Favors24:397-110-05-7+51803110419
Gordon Hayward24:102-100-01-20134100125
Enes Kanter17:457-80-00-0-42510100214
DeMarre Carroll17:205-70-03-3-43500200213
Alec Burks4:240-40-20-0+2111000220
Jeremy Evans1:040-00-00-0-2000000000
Kevin Murphy1:040-10-10-0-2010000000
Raja BellDNP – Inactive

 

  • MeandH

    Typical. The Lebron era made me forget how horrific this franchise is. Why is everyone so hard on the browns and tribe but not the cavs. This is beyond pathetic.

  • Roosevelt

    Cavs continue to suck, however, Waiters has looked like a real NBA player for two games in a row now. I haven’t seen a shot chart for him, but it seemed that rather than cranking up long jumpers, he looked to attack, which led to a lot of fouls and much higher efficiency.

  • SDA

    I guess I don’t understand why no defense. And they don’t push the ball either. I thought that was the whole Idea of Scott’s philosophy. Either its a major tank job Or they …. I got nothin, I’m going with tank

  • typo

    Finally seeing TT emerge as a potential piece. Even zeller has shown brief flashes. What ticks me off, is seeing CJ “Miles of Shots” Miles, get more minutes than Waiters. Waiters is part of the future, Miles hopefully is not.

  • Roosevelt

    TT is emerging as a poor man’s JJ Hickson.

  • Wow

    They have to be tanking right? How are they in so many close games, yet they lose all of them?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Exactly although Hickson was more offensive while Thompson was defensive out of college but both would have been better suited for more time in college.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Waiters does attack well I like that I’ve seen enough “shooters” with the Cavaliers who all they can do is stand around and wait to shoot a three pointer. I think it’s alot easier to become that kind of shooter then it is to be an attacking, driving, slashing kind of player which Waiters shows. He just needs a season or two just like Zeller.

  • so long kyrie

    I was a Scott fan, but with a flawed offensive scheme, laughable defense, and the choice of playing time its hard to drink the koolaid. Why does everyonestand around the 3 point line and watch the ball handler??

  • SDA

    We did the same thing with LeBrick. Never understood why ?

  • typo

    Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t remember Hickson consistently putting up double doubles. Also TT doesn’t have Lebron setting him up. I say Tristain can be much better than Hickson on offense and defense.

  • Roosevelt

    He’s doing it now for Portland. Basically averaging 12 and 11 in a couple minutes less per game than TT.