Cavaliers vs Jazz Recap: NBA Dec. 19/22

Cavaliers vs Jazz recap for Monday, Dec. 19/22. The Jazz (now 17-16 this season) lost to the Cavaliers, who are now 21-11.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers, the 5th-ranked team in our most recent NBA power rankings, hosted the Utah Jazz on Monday. The Cavaliers, a very elite team in the NBA when hosting, won the game in a contest that was not close at all as time expired. They, the Cavs, put up a large double-digit margin of victory in the game, winning by 23 points. The final score was Utah 99, and Cleveland 122.

Jazz @ Cavaliers Monday: Lauri Markkanen scores 24

With the loss, the Jazz are now 17-16 on the season. The Jazz were missing their normal starting center, Kelly Olynyk, in the game. That led to an uptick in minutes and a start for Walker Kessler. Neither he nor any Jazz player got to double digits for rebounding in the game. But the top scorer in the game was Lauri Markkanen. He had 24 points in the contest and a team-high six rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Cavaliers improved to 21-11 with the 23-point victory. They now have a home record of 15-2 on the season, a record that will be hard for bettors to go against in the future. Donovan Mitchell, formerly of the Utah Jazz, was the high scorer for the Cavaliers. He had 23 points in the victory to help keep the momentum up with Cleveland. The Cavs have won four straight games but, up next, they have the Milwaukee Bucks — the top-ranked team in our recent power rankings.

Cleveland Cavaliers(updated): Ranked Team at a Glance

  • Overall record: 21-11
  • Home record: 15-2
  • Away record: 6-9
  • Winning/losing streak: W4
  • Last ten games: 7-3

Further reading: NBA Power Rankings