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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz, Game 39 preview and listings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers (8-30) will continue their four-game homestand against the Utah Jazz (18-20) on Friday night. 

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Quicken Loans Arena

TV: FoxSports Ohio 

Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.

Online: FoxSports Go apps

Last meeting: The Cavs lost to the Jazz in Utah 104-101 on Dec. 30, 2017. 

Cavs minute: The Cavs have lost a season-high seven consecutive games. In those losses, the Cavs are averaging just 97.4 points while giving up 112.7 points. … Since 2004-05, Cleveland holds a 12-2 record at The Q versus Utah. … The Cavs have also won each of the last six games at home against the Jazz, their second-longest active home winning streak against a single opponent. … The Cavs shot 84.6 percent from the free throw line on Wednesday against Miami. Cleveland has shot at least 80 percent from the stripe on 18 occasions this season, including three of the last four outings. … Tristan Thompson returned from a 10-game absence on Wednesday night. He is slated to tie Brad Daugherty (548) for the ninth-most games played in franchise history against the Jazz on Friday. … Rodney hood also returned on Wednesday, reaching double figures in scoring for the 25th time this season.

Jazz minute: Center Rudy Gobert has 31 double-doubles on the season, which ranks second in the NBA behind just Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. … Gobert leads the NBA in dunks with 147. … Donovan Mitchell leads all sophomores in scoring this season, averaging 20.1 points. … Joe Ingles currently ranks third all-time in Jazz history for 3-pointers made with 558. … Ricky Rubio, listed as questionable for the game, has led the Jazz in assists 25 times this season. … Former Cavalier Jae Crowder scored a career-high 30 points in Utah’s most recent game. 

Probable starters:


F Cedi Osman

F Larry Nance Jr.

C Tristan Thompson

G Rodney Hood

G Collin Sexton


F Joe Ingles

F Derrick Favors

C Rudy Gobert

G Donovan Mitchell 

G Ricky Rubio

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