Kyrie Irving put up a triple-double with 21 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a blowout victory over the Utah Jazz, 99-79. The Cavaliers put together a very efficient performance, turning it over on only 10 possessions while totaling 28 assists. Cleveland (24-36) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
Irving shot 7-16 from the field (1-3 on 3-pointers) and 6-6 from the free throw line. Other key players for Cleveland included Tristan Thompson with 18 points and 14 rebounds, Spencer Hawes with 13 points and 16 rebounds, and Tyler Zeller with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Despite the loss, Gordon Hayward scored 18 points for Utah on 6-13 shooting, including 4-7 from behind the arc. He also recorded 7 rebounds and 7 assists.
The Cavaliers posted a sterling assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.80. This year, they are 2-2 when they exceed 2.50 in this metric. Conversely, the Jazz are 1-12 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a stellar ratio.
This drops Utah (21-37) to 0-2 against Cleveland on the year.
Coming up, the Cavaliers square off against the Memphis Grizzlies, who are 32-24 on the season. The Jazz go up against the Indiana Pacers, currently sitting at 44-13 this year. The Cavaliers have a 1-0 record against Memphis this season. The Jazz are 0-1 versus Indiana this season.