Cavaliers top Jazz in Deng's Cleveland debut

Associated Press Published:

SALT LAKE CITY — Kyrie Irving had 25 points and eight assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Utah Jazz 113-102 on Friday night.

In Luol Deng’s first game with the Cavaliers, Irving scored 17 points in the third quarter to turn a three-point deficit into a 15-point lead as Cleveland snapped Utah’s season-high four-game home winning streak. Deng had 10 points in his Cleveland debut.

The NBA’s worst-shooting team hit 54 percent against the Jazz, including 63 percent in the second half.

Tristan Thompson had 18 points and 15 rebounds, while C.J. Miles and Dion Waiters each scored 17 to help the Cavs win their first road game since a 109-100 victory in Orlando on Dec. 13.

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