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Wednesday, November 7th (All times eastern)

Cleveland Cavaliers (2-2) at Utah Jazz (2-2), 10:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers continue their road trip when they visit the Utah Jazz tonight at EnergySolutions Arena.

Cleveland is 1-1 on its season-long six-game road trip. On Tuesday, Daniel Gibson drained five three-pointers as Cleveland knocked off the Golden State Warriors, 108-104, at ORACLE Arena.

Gibson finished with 22 points and LeBron James scored a team-best 24 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished out nine assists. Zydrunas Ilgauskas ended with 22 points and 13 rebounds, while Drew Gooden added 16 points and eight boards in the victory.

Guard Larry Hughes (bruised left knee) is expected to miss tonight's game. Hughes, who is averaging 7.3 points and 3.7 assists per game this season, did not play against Golden State

The Cavaliers are scheduled to visit the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena on Friday, the Clippers on Sunday at the Staples Center and the Denver Nuggets on November 12th at the Pepsi Center in the finale of the current swing.

Utah returns home after a loss on the road. Superstar Kobe Bryant scored 33 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers over the Jazz, 119-109, on Sunday at the Staples Center.

Deron Williams scored 26 points in the loss for Utah, which has alternated wins and losses over its first four games this season. Carlos Boozer finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz, whose bench was outscored 41-18 in defeat.

The Jazz are 1-1 at home this season. They will visit rookie phenom Kevin Durant and the Seattle SuperSonics on Friday at KeyArena.

Last season, Cleveland and the Jazz split a pair of contests. The Cavaliers have lost 14 of their last 17 at Utah.

11/07 10:38:24 ET


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