Utah takes on Cleveland, looks to end 9-game skid

Mon, Apr 1, 2024
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Utah takes on Cleveland, looks to end 9-game skid

Cleveland Cavaliers (45-30, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (29-46, 12th in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Utah heads into the matchup against Cleveland as losers of nine in a row.

The Jazz have gone 20-18 in home games. Utah allows 120.6 points and has been outscored by 4.4 points per game.

The Cavaliers are 21-16 on the road. Cleveland is seventh in the league averaging 13.6 made 3-pointers per game while shooting 36.6% from deep. Max Strus leads the team averaging 2.4 makes while shooting 34.6% from 3-point range.

The 116.2 points per game the Jazz average are 6.5 more points than the Cavaliers give up (109.7). The Cavaliers are shooting 47.9% from the field, 0.7% lower than the 48.6% the Jazz's opponents have shot this season.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Cavaliers won the last matchup 124-116 on Dec. 21. Sam Merrill scored 27 points to help lead the Cavaliers to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Collin Sexton is averaging 18.8 points and 4.9 assists for the Jazz. Keyonte George is averaging 14.4 points and 4.9 assists over the last 10 games.

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Jarrett Allen is averaging 16.3 points and 10.6 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Georges Niang is averaging 13.7 points over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 1-9, averaging 107.3 points, 43.8 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 5.4 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.5 points per game.

Cavaliers: 4-6, averaging 105.0 points, 38.2 rebounds, 29.7 assists, 5.5 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.1 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Jordan Clarkson: out (back), Lauri Markkanen: out (shoulder), John Collins: day to day (back).

Cavaliers: Craig Porter Jr.: out (illness), Ty Jerome: out (ankle), Dean Wade: out (knee), Isaac Okoro: out (toe).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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