David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
The Utah Jazz lost ground in the Western Conference playoff picture with the loss.
It was none other than Kyrie Irving who led the way for the Cavs (21-40) with 20 points on 7-of-20 from the field, 10 assists, seven rebounds and 2-of-4 shooting from the three-point line. Ellington finished with 16 points and six rebounds. Cleveland won the rebounding battle by a margin of 49-38 and gave themselves plenty of second-chance opportunities.
Gordon Hayward had a game-high 25 points to lead the Jazz (32-29) as they try to hang on to a spot in the Western Conference playoffs. They turned the ball over 15 times, and allowed 16 offensive rebounds.
Utah led by as many as 14 points, but a 36-25 discrepancy in the fourth quarter gave Cleveland the fuel to overcome the deficit.
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