"I just wanted to make it tough on him," Tinsley said. "… I want to play against guys like that — guys that are good basketball players. Tonight, I was just trying to limit his touches and be aggressive with him and see how he reacted to it."
The Jazz started slowly, perhaps because of the down-time after their week-opening 104-97 win over LeBron James and the Heat.
Cleveland snapped a 6-6 tie by converting five straight possessions and built an early 16-10 lead.
Foye rallied the Jazz, who led by as many as seven points in the second quarter before settling for a 53-48 lead at halftime.
"We weren’t concerned," Tinsley said. "We just didn’t want this game to come back and bite us. We came out a little sluggish and they made a few shots. But in the huddle I was telling the guys, ‘We can’t let this game bite us. We need to pick up our energy and tempo.’ "
The Jazz dominated the start of the third quarter, when Foye hit a pair of 3-pointers and Tinsley added six points.
The Cavaliers never recovered.
"We talked about having fresh legs," Corbin said. "I thought the guys did a good job of pushing the ball down the floor. … The pace, for the most part, was good. After we got our legs back under us, I thought we did a good job."
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