Cavs’ center Andre Drummond was added to the ever-growing injury list on Tuesday, missing his first game of the season with an Achilles contusion he picked up on Monday against the Grizzlies. JaVale McGee got the nod and contributed what he could — a respectable 8 points and 9 rebounds, which just wasn't enough to compensate for yet another fallen starter on this Cavs’ roster.
If we could add the Cavs’ three-ball to the injury list, we would because, well, it’s badly broken. The Cavs shot a dreadful 25.8% (8-31) from beyond the arc and 38.2% overall on Tuesday, again highlighting the need for healthy scorers.
Cedi Osman lead the team in scoring with 17 points and 6 assists. Damyean Dotson and Isaac Okoro finished behind Osman with 11 points each, but the math just didn't work as Utah stars Donovan Mitchell and Bojan Bogdanovic worked efficiently to combine for a blistering 47 points in the win. Former Cavs’ guard Jordan Clarkson also dazzled, contributing 21 points while shooting 8-14 off the bench.
Next Up: The Cavs host the New York Knicks on Friday. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. EST.