The Utah Jazz (1-3) welcome in the Cleveland Cavaliers (1-2) tonight to EnergySolutions Arena at 7:00 PM. The Cleveland Cavaliers come into the game on a back-to-back after falling to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night 101-82. In the game, LeBron James scored 11 points, all of which came in the first half. Kevin Love led the Cavs with 22 points and 10 rebounds. The Cavaliers are averaging 95.3 points per game while allowing 101.3 points per game. The Utah Jazz average 103.5 points per game which is 10th overall in the NBA but are 28th overall in points allowed at 105.5.
Expect LeBron James to bounce back tonight with a big game. He doesn’t want to have a so-called bad game twice in a row. The Jazz have struggled on defense allowing over 50% shooting from the field in their 4 games. This will be another tough test for them defensively. A fun matchup to watch tonight will be the point guards as Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz will go up against Kyrie Irving. The NBA is full of great point guards and tonight is no exception. The Jazz will need to hold on to the ball and increase their assist total if they want to stay in the game. The fans at EnergySolutions Arena tonight will have a very entertaining game to watch.
The media caught up with Utah Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder, Trey Burke, and Enes Kanter after shootaround. Here is Quin Snyder with the media:
Here is Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke:
Here is Enes Kanter of the Utah Jazz after shootaround: