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Utah Jazz at Cleveland Cavaliers Game Preview: 100 Words or less

Utah Jazz (14-27) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (22-20)
Quicken Loans Arena • Cleveland, OH
5:00 p.m. (MT) • TV: ROOT Sports • Radio: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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Tonight the Utah Jazz will continue with their three game road trip (though with two games at home on off days) with a double header starting tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tomorrow's game will be against the Milwaukee Bucks so it is not like the Jazz are looking past Cleveland. And really, they should not because Cleveland is looking to avoid being swept by the Jazz. Who could forget Gordon Hayward 's game winner back in November? I am certain the LeBron James can't, as he is obviously thinking about G-Time night and day like how Rocky kept worrying about Drago. (Wait, are we the bad guys?)

In regards to Gordon's off the cuff remarks from their last meeting LeBron was quoted as saying:

"I don't believe (remember) me ever pushing him around in the past," James said Wednesday, when asked for a reaction to Hayward's comments. "I don't use a one-on-one matchup against anyone. I play the team game, I just try to win ball games.

"It's not about me and Gordon Hayward. If it made him feel better by saying that, good for him, but I don't really care about that stuff."

- LeBron James, 2015 -- via SLAM Magazine

As you can imagine the comments section of that post is hilarious.

Anyway, tonight isn't a fight between two players, but two teams. Utah has the lead on Cleveland all-time 52-44, but are only 18-29 on the road. The Cavs are 12-9 at home, and the Jazz are 7-15 away. CLE is 4-6 in their last 10, and so is UTA. The difference is that the Jazz, winning 40% of their games was supposed to be too high for them; and for the Cavs, 40% is regarded as too low.

For the Jazz, Alec Burks and Rodney Hood are both out. For the Cavs, Anderson Varejao, and Iman Shumpert are out. Kyrie Irving is probable, and LeBron is a-go.

I have already used up 3x the words I wanted to on this preview. We've been writing a lot at the site lately, so I think that makes up for it.

Kevin Love is a baby.