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March 02, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers vanquished by Utah Jazz

Cavaliers and Jazz regular season game recap

During Monday evening’s game, the Cleveland Cavaliers were beat by the Utah Jazz 113-126 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Andre Drummond and Darius Garland were out for the Cavaliers. At the same time, The Jazz had no inactive players for the game. With the loss, the Cavaliers fall to 17-44 in the regular season and to 0-1 versus the Jazz in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Kevin Love boasted 22 points in 31:53, going 7/15 (46.7%) from the field and 6/11 (54.5%) from the three point line. In addition to his points, Love also had a team-high 9 rebounds. Collin Sexton got a useful team-high 32 points, shooting 11/17 (64.7%) from the field and 4/6 (66.7%) from the three point line in 39:28. Additionally, Sexton also managed to pull down 5 rebounds and grabbed 3 steals. Matthew Dellavedova got 5 points in 29:05, going 2/5 (40.0%) from the field. Additionally, Dellavedova also passed out a team-high 9 assists. Other vital efforts included Cedi Osman (who got 5 rebounds),Larry Nance Jr. (who boasted 16 points, managed to grab 8 rebounds, and passed out 8 assists), and Kevin Porter Jr. (who had 16 points and passed out 4 assists).

For the Jazz, Bojan Bogdanovic got a team-high 28 points in 33:31, going 10/19 (52.6%) from the field and 5/10 (50.0%) from the three point mark. Bogdanovic also got 7 rebounds and dished out 6 assists. Rudy Gobert got 20 points in 33:42, scoring 8/9 (88.9%) from the field. In addition, Gobert also managed to pull down a team-high 9 rebounds and pulled off a majestic 5 blocks. Donovan Mitchell scored 19 points, shooting 7/15 (46.7%) from the field and 3/7 (42.9%) from the three point line in 34:14. Additionally, Mitchell also had a team-high 9 rebounds and passed out 4 assists. Joe Ingles boasted 5 points, shooting 1/2 (50.0%) from the field in 28:33. In addition, Ingles also made a team-high 8 assists. Additional pivotal performances included Royce O’Neale (who got 7 rebounds),Mike Conley (who scored 15 points and dished out 6 assists), and Tony Bradley (who grabbed 6 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the start of the 1st Quarter, going 3/9 from the field and 1/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was among those who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 0/2 from the field and 0/1 from three for no points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton scored 4 points and managed to grab 2 rebounds. The Jazz had trouble as well in the first half of the quarter, making 4/11 from the field and 2/8 from three for a total of 11 points. Power Forward Bojan Bogdanovic was one of the players on the Jazz who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/2 from deep for 1 points. Small Forward Royce O’Neale boasted 6 points and managed to pull down 1 rebound.

Despite the sluggish start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers bettered their shooting to round out the period, scoring 16 points while going 7/14 from the field and 2/5 from deep. The Jazz also faced no issues while closing up the period, gaining 20 points on 9/12 shooting (2/2 from three). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Jazz by 6 points (25-31). Bojan Bogdanovic was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Porter Jr. scored 7 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter launched very rapidly as the Cavaliers went 7/9 from the field and 5/5 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 22 points. Center Kevin Love was a crucial contributor in this excellent start as he gained 8 points on 2/3 shooting (2/2 from deep). In addition, Love also made 1 assist and pulled down 3 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton added 6 points and dished out 2 assists. In contrast, the Jazz had issues at the start of the quarter, making 4/11 from the field and 1/7 from the three point mark for a total of 10 points. Georges Niang was included in those on the Jazz who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/3 from the three point mark for no points. Jordan Clarkson had 5 points.

Despite the convincing start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring to close out the period, scoring 4 points while going 2/11 from the field and 0/5 from three. The Jazz, meanwhile, had no trouble finishing out the period, scoring 18 points on 7/11 shooting (2/3 from three). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Jazz by 8 points (51-59). Kevin Love was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Jazz, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 6 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter started off with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, scoring 5/12 from the field and 3/6 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 16 points. Power Forward Larry Nance Jr. was one of the players who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/1 from three for 3 points. Center Kevin Love boasted 6 points and added 1 rebound. In comparison, the Jazz had no issues in the beginning, scoring 6/10 from the field and 3/6 from three for a total of 17 points. Power Forward Bojan Bogdanovic was a valuable player in this decent start for the Jazz as he boasted 6 points on 2/4 shooting (2/3 from three). Bogdanovic also had 2 assists in addition to his points.

Despite the pitiful start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers revitalized their shooting to wrap up the period, adding 15 points while going 5/9 from the field and 2/4 from three. The Jazz also faced no issues while closing up the period, adding 18 points on 6/11 shooting (4/7 from deep). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Jazz by 12 points (82-94). Donovan Mitchell was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 10 points.

4th Quarter

Trailing the Jazz, the Cavaliers were persistent as they shot 6/11 from the field and 2/6 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was a crucial player in this good start as he boasted 7 points on 3/3 shooting (1/1 from deep). Osman also managed to grab 2 rebounds in addition to points. The Jazz had no issues as well in the beginning, scoring 7/9 from the field and 2/3 from the three point mark for a total of 16 points. Georges Niang was a major contributor in this solid start for the Jazz as he added 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark).

Despite the sound start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring to finish the period, recording 16 points while going 7/16 from the field and 2/6 from the three point mark. The Jazz, simultaneously, faced no issues while finishing out the period, adding 16 points on 4/8 shooting (4/5 from the three point mark). The Cavaliers lost to the Jazz 113-126. Collin Sexton was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Jazz, Georges Niang scored 8 points.

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