Utah Jazz: Irving’s triple-double leads Cavaliers past Jazz 99-79
Summary of 5 articles · Updated Feb 28, 2014
Kyrie Irving recorded his first career triple-double with 21 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 99-79 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. The Jazz opened their longest trip of the season with a dud, a 99-79 blowout loss to the Cavaliers, in which they hit on just 35 percent of their field goal attempts. It was the first triple-double of his career and the first for the Cavaliers since LeBron James did it back in March of 2010. The guard’s 11 points, five rebounds and three assists have led the Utah Jazz to a 41-39 halftime lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers. After a Spencer Hawes bucket to open the game, the Jazz went on a 10-2 run. Utah has led by as much as 9. Luol Deng scored 16 points as the Cavaliers placed five players in double figures. The All-Star Game MVP was two rebounds shy of the mark going into the fourth quarter, but grabbed his ninth rebound early in the period and pulled down his 10th with 4:12 to go.
Cleveland, Ohio • After coming up an assist shy of a triple-double earlier this week, Gordon Hayward is once again stuffing the box score. The guard’s 11 points, five rebounds and three assists have led the Utah Jazz to a 41-39 halftime lead over the Cl…