Cavaliers 5, Jazz 4: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Cleveland Cavaliers (26-15) play against the Utah Jazz (23-23) at Vivint Arena

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Game Time: 9:00 PM EST on Tuesday January 10, 2023

Cleveland Cavaliers 5, Utah Jazz 4 (Q1 9:49am)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham

Interesting to see the Jazz have Malik Beasley open up on Evan Mobley offensively. – 9:14 PM

Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald

We were lucky to have Donovan Mitchell on the Utah Jazz for five years – 9:14 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrussian
#Cavs Donovan Mitchell hits a 3 for Cleveland’s first points of the game. – 9:14 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham

Donovan Mitchell’s first shot back in Utah is a made 3-pointer from the wing. – 9:14 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah

Donovan Mitchell welcome back video pic.twitter.com/G9DusiABh49:14 PM

Amin Elhassan @DarthAmin

Warm welcome back for Donovan Mitchell in SLC and a lottttttt of Utah #45 jerseys in the crowd. pic.twitter.com/p0TzM8dRJq9:12 PM

Amin Elhassan @DarthAmin

Warm welcome back for Donovan Mitchell in SLC and a lottttttt of Utah #45 jerseys in the crowd. pic.twitter.com/8e9szuSpvG9:12 PM

Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham

Ball is up. #Cavs and Jazz are underground here in Salt Lake City. – 9:12 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops

Donovan Mitchell gets a huge ovation from @Utah Jazz fans before their matchup with the @Cleveland Cavaliers.
#TakeNote | @kslsports pic.twitter.com/8agncsuV449:12 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz

Pregame video tribute to Donovan Mitchell at tonight’s Jazz-Cavs game in Salt Lake City pic.twitter.com/aEk0jdEa219:10 PM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan

Vast majority of crowd gives Donovan Mitchell a huge cheer as he’s welcomed back. pic.twitter.com/6Cn7gn4p0M9:10 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrussian

Tons of applause and cheers for #Cavs Donovan Mitchell as they played a tribute video, and as he was introduced into the starting lineup. – 9:09 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor

Just a thunderous ovation for the still beloved #Cavs Donovan Mitchell here in Utah tonight. He couldn’t even hear the PA Announcer’s exact intro because the fans erupted with applause. – 9:09 PM

Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham

Very warm reception here in Utah for Donovan Mitchell. – 9:09 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

Good showing by the jazz crowd….well deserved ovation for Mitchell – 9:09 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz

Jazz fans’ reaction to the Utah return of Donovan Mitchell — overwhelmingly cheers. pic.twitter.com/9AMIzWFYPs9:08 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah

The Jazz crowd was incredible just now. Huge cheers. If there were boos, I couldn’t hear them. – 9:08 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen

Huuuuuuuuuge cheers for Donovan Mitchell in pregame intros. Couldn’t hear boos, if there were any. – 9:08 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz

welcomeback, @Donovan Mitchell. All love 🖤
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/Fwtot6Z7tA9:07 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz

♪ 𝗠𝗶𝗸𝗲 ♪ 𝗝𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗻 ♪ 𝙈𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙠 ♪ 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗶 ♪ 𝙒𝙖𝙡𝙠𝙧𝙪
#StartingLineup | @tionsbank pic.twitter.com/Cew2I6Zya29:02 PM

Serena Winters @SerenaWinters

GAMETIMES IN UTAH!
Come join us on @BallySportsCLE! pic.twitter.com/PC3RWQJRZI9:02 PM

David Locke @DLocke09

Donovan Mitchell led the Cavaliers onto the floor here at Vivint Arena. He promptly sprinted right at two ball boys that have been here over the years.
Jazz v. Cavs tip off in moments
Tune in and join me and Ron on @KSLSportsZone8:59 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

📍 Snaps from Utah
#CavsJazz Through the Lens 📸 – 8:46 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz

walk-ins but make it a movie 🎥
#VivintCam | @vivintarena pic.twitter.com/Pxl0rCSLQE8:39 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz

Jazz-Cavs starting lineups:
Beasley, Markkanen, Kessler, Clarkson, Conley
Okoro, Mobley; Allen, Mitchell, Garland – 8:36 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen

Jazz starters: Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Malik Beasley, Lauri Markkanen, Walker Kessler. – 8:35 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrussian

After his warmup, #Cavs Donovan Mitchell stopped to sign a number of jerseys. This section of fans cheered for him as he started to walk off the floor. pic.twitter.com/xdnDLUjxNn8:29 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor

#Cavs Donovan Mitchell stops to sign lots of autographs after his pregame workout. pic.twitter.com/WY1QZLbDfA8:27 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops

Anxious fans swarming Donovan Mitchell to get their jerseys signed.
#TakeNote | @kslsports pic.twitter.com/JBcXMKSWea8:24 PM

Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham

Donovan Mitchell is somewhere down there signing autographs. pic.twitter.com/OBSnaAXbuj8:21 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrussian
#Cavs starting lineup tonight here in Utah: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen – 8:19 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs are starting Garland, Mitchell, Okoro, Mobley, and Allen tonight in Utah. – 8:18 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

Starting 🖐️ in Salt Lake City! #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/MXt1GFcKcz8:18 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrussian

#Cavs Donovan Mitchell out here warming up in Utah before making his return to Salt Lake tonight. pic.twitter.com/wRQ54prkNv8:13 PM

Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham

#Cavs guard Ricky Rubio is said to be “really close” to a return. Here he is getting some conditioning work in before tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/PAlpJBj37z8:12 PM

Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham

Donovan Mitchell going through warmups tonight. A decent number of 45 jerseys in attendance for those that arrived early here. pic.twitter.com/4QPcLGhUYC8:06 PM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan

Not much of a reaction from the early arrivals as Donovan Mitchell comes out for warmups. He’s immediately greeted by Justin Zanik. pic.twitter.com/4qp6ihQ70p8:05 PM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan

Not much of a reaction from the early arrive as Donovan Mitchell cones out for warmups. He’s immediately greeted by Justin Zanik. pic.twitter.com/iRnxtetGYP8:03 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops

Donovan Mitchell retakes the floor at @vivintarena for the first time as a member of the @Cleveland Cavaliers.
#TakeNote @kslsports pic.twitter.com/N4rMMawmme8:02 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen

Big hug for Donovan Mitchell in pregame warmups from Jordan Clarkson. – 8:01 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs are sticking with their new starting lineup tonight against the Jazz, sources tell @clevelanddotcom.
Darius Garland. Donovan Mitchell. Isaac Okoro. Evan Mobley. Jarrett Allen. – 7:59 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops

Donovan Mitchell’s family is in Utah to see him take on the Jazz tonight.
#TakeNote | @kslsports7:56 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman

Bad Moon Rising just started playing as Utah basketball practice ended at the facility.
My brain just broke for a second. – 7:23 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz

Will Hardy on Walker Kessler: I expect a lot from him. And that’s because I believe he can get so much better and he has a lot to offer. At this point in time, he would probably describe me as a complete pain in his ass. – 7:22 PM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan

Will Hardy says the Jazz are anticipating Kelly Olynyk’s ankle injury to be longer than day-to-day. – 7:19 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrease_

De’Anthony Melton will come off the bench tonight for the first time since November 13 vs. Utah #Sixers6:32 PM

Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham

I’m thrilled the Jazz are wearing their throwback uniforms tonight. Super excited to see what that court looks like in person and I’m glad I can shield my eyes from their usual threads. – 5:42 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

The awaited return.
@KeyBank | #LetEmKnow5:00 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

I think it’s awesome that Donovan Mitchell goes out of his way to show up at high school basketball games. Even cooler that he got his teammates to join him. @Kelsey Russo did some great digging on this story theathletic.com/4075199/2023/0…4:47 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz

“I think it should be overwhelmingly just a positive, warm vibe from everybody… He’s meant so much to so many different people and changed so many different lives.”
@Mike Conley shares his thoughts on the return of a familiar face tonight 🕷
#ShootaroundInterviews | @tionsbank – 4:07 PM

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinsider

The Cavaliers, currently with the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference and a gaping hole at small forward, are on the hunt for a two-way wing upgrade as the trade deadline approaches. But their pursuit is tricky. cleveland.com/cavs/2023/01/t…3:35 PM

Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham

Donovan Mitchell has had a number of ‘firsts’ this year as a member of the #Cavs. They’ve been preparing him for what he promises to be an emotional night tonight, the first time he plays in Utah as a visitor. thelandondemand.com/news/2023/jan/…3:09 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor

asked #Cavs Donovan Mitchell yesterday, ahead of his return, if he was worried about backlash from his comments about Utah:
“I wanted to continuously show there is stuff that needs to be changed. I’m proud I said that. I speak for people who don’t have that voice.” – 3:05 PM

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