April 23, 2014

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. Miles G 35:30 4-11 1-6 3-3 -7 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 12
Kyrie Irving G 34:10 7-20 2-7 2-2 -11 0 3 9 2 0 1 1 2 18
Tyler Zeller C 37:41 6-12 0-0 1-2 -17 5 14 1 2 0 3 1 2 13
Tristan Thompson F 38:07 5-9 0-0 2-3 -5 4 11 1 1 0 0 0 5 12
Alonzo Gee F 28:49 2-7 1-3 0-0 -15 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 5

Bench

Min

FG

3Pt

FT

+/-

Off

Reb

Ast

TO

Stl

BS

BA

PF

Pts

Totals 34-83 6-21 24-30   12 40 20 9 3 6 5 18 98
Percentages .410 .286 .800   Team Rebounds: 11
Dion Waiters 28:15 6-14 1-3 10-12 -5 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 3 23
Luke Walton 18:04 3-5 1-2 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 7
Shaun Livingston 15:08 0-3 0-0 6-8 +1 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 1 6
Kevin Jones 1:04 1-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Omri Casspi 1:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jon Leuer 1:04 0-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jeremy Pargo 1:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Gibson DNP – Coach’s Decision
Anderson Varejao DNP – Inactive

Utah

Starters

Pos

Min

FG

3Pt

FT

+/-

Off

Reb

Ast

TO

Stl

BS

BA

PF

Pts

Randy Foye G 29:28 8-15 4-8 0-0 +13 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 2 20
Jamaal Tinsley G 21:39 5-7 1-2 0-0 +9 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 11
Al Jefferson C 30:15 7-14 0-0 0-0 +15 3 11 4 1 0 0 1 1 14
Paul Millsap F 22:17 3-7 0-0 2-3 +8 2 5 4 0 0 2 1 3 8
Marvin Williams F 20:38 1-5 1-3 2-2 +11 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 5

Bench

Min

FG

3Pt

FT

+/-

Off

Reb

Ast

TO

Stl

BS

BA

PF

Pts

Totals 45-90 6-16 13-17   15 46 30 8 7 5 6 24 109
Percentages .500 .375 .765   Team Rebounds: 7
Earl Watson 25:17 0-1 0-0 0-0 +4 1 2 9 2 1 1 0 3 0
Derrick Favors 24:39 7-11 0-0 5-7 +5 1 8 0 3 1 1 0 4 19
Gordon Hayward 24:10 2-10 0-0 1-2 0 1 3 4 1 0 0 1 2 5
Enes Kanter 17:45 7-8 0-0 0-0 -4 2 5 1 0 1 0 0 2 14
DeMarre Carroll 17:20 5-7 0-0 3-3 -4 3 5 0 0 2 0 0 2 13
Alec Burks 4:24 0-4 0-2 0-0 +2 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0
Jeremy Evans 1:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Murphy 1:04 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Raja Bell DNP – 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.