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Utah Jazz: Foye, Favors lead Jazz past Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson (13) shoots as Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap (24) looks on in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters (3) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) looks on in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters (3) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) looks on in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Luke Walton, left, defends against Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Randy Foye (8) shoots in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson (13) defends against Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap (24) as he shoots while Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) looks on in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott looks at the score board in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin points down court in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Cleveland Cavaliers' C.J. Miles (0) shoots as Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward (20) defends in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Randy Foye, rear, shoots as Cleveland Cavaliers' Alonzo Gee (33) defends in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz defeated the Cavaliers 109-98. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors (15) dunks the ball as Cleveland Cavaliers' Shaun Livingston (14) looks on in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz defeated the Cavaliers 109-98. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Al Jefferson, left, shoots as Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) and teammate Luke Walton, right, look on in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Salt Lake City.  The Jazz defeated the Cavaliers 109-98. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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"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.

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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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At a glance

Jazz 109, Cavs 98

The Jazz win for the fifth time in six games with a victory over Cleveland.

» Randy Foye goes 4 for 8 from the 3-point line and finishes with 20 points.

» Derrick Favors ties a season-high 19 points.

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