The Cavs have lost two straight after winning four of five immediately after the All-Star break. Read: They need a victory for the sake of team and fan spirit. Meanwhile, the Jazz have won just four of their previous 10 and are tied with Houston for the final playoff spot. The reasons they need a win are pretty obvious.
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland.
TVRadio: 6:30 p.m. EST, FOX Sports OhioWTAM
All-Time Series: Jazz lead, 51-41.
UTAH JAZZ (32-28)
C Derrick Favors
PF Paul Millsap
SF Marvin Williams
SG Randy Foye
PG Earl Watson
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (20-40)
C Tyler Zeller
PF Tristan Thompson
SF Alonzo Gee
SG Wayne Ellington
PG Kyrie Irving
Dion Waiters (virus) and Daniel Gibson (ditto) are out for the Cavs. Zeller returns after missing Mondays loss to New York with the same virus. That will move Mareese Speights back to a reserve role.
Al Jefferson (sprained ankle) is doubtful for the Jazz. Former Cavs guard Mo Williams, h...