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Jefferson scores 30, Jazz beat Cavaliers 113-105

Updated: 11 January 2012 19:50 IST

Al Jefferson scored a season-high 30 points and Paul Millsap added 19 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-105 on Tuesday night.

Jefferson scores 30, Jazz beat Cavaliers 113-105

Salt Lake City:

Al Jefferson scored a season-high 30 points and Paul Millsap added 19 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-105 on Tuesday night.

It was Utah's fifth straight win as the Jazz (6-3) improved to 5-0 at home.

The Jazz are off to their best start at home since beginning the 2008-09 season at 6-0.

The Cavaliers (4-5) fell to 1-3 on a seven-game road trip, and visit Phoenix, the L.A. Lakers and Charlotte next.

Antawn Jamison led Cleveland with 22 points, including 13 in the third quarter, as he tried to rally the Cavaliers.

Utah dominated inside, with 56 points in the paint.

Cleveland pulled within six points midway through the fourth quarter before Josh Howard converted a three-point play. Jefferson then added a pair of jumpers, and C.J. Miles hit a late 3 to seal the win.

Rookie Kyrie Irving added 20 points for the Cavaliers.

Topics : NBA Utah Jazz Al Jefferson Cleveland Cavaliers C.J. Miles Gordon Hayward Los Angeles Lakers
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