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What Awaits the Jazz In Cleveland?

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Tonight when the Utah Jazz tip off with the Cleveland Cavaliers, fans are wondering which Jazz team will show up. Will it be the one that played with a complete lack of rhythm and intensity against the New Orleans Hornets or the one who came from behind to beat the Milwaukee Bucks? Obviously, we’re hoping for that second squad and also for a game which starts well from the tip-off. Digging out of a hole from poor first quarter play is something that is becoming all to familiar to this team. So far, they have been fortunate to win a good many of those games but the odds are against them to try to make a habit out of this method of operation. Somehow, they need to get it going early in the game and ride on that momentum to the finish. It is expected that Mehmet Okur will again start for the Jazz tonight after recently returning from his 8 month recovery for a ruptured Achilles Tendon. He managed only 2 points on the first game of his return but considering the serious nature of his injury, maybe that isn’t so bad. Many people predicted that he would out for a much longer time or perhaps not be able to return at all. Meanwhile, his return to the line-up puts rookie, Jeremy Evans on the inactive list. Evans provided a much needed spark to the Jazz with his enthusiasm and shooting accuracy. Hopefully, Okur will be able to continue to get his game back and offer some help to his team in the center position.

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