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Cavs-Jazz In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: January 14, 2011

End 3Q: Jazz 93, Cavs 83
Cavs leading scorers: Antawn Jamison 24 points, Mo Williams 14 points
Jazz leading scorers: Deron Williams 24 points, CJ Miles 16 points, Raja Bell 15 points

* The Cavs did well to cut a 20-point deficit to six, but Deron Williams seems to hit a big shot every time the Jazz need one. The Cavs are still searching for that type of player.

* Good quarter for Antawn Jamison, who shot 6 of 8, dropped a couple of 3s and really kept the Cavs in the game.

* The Cavs are going to need multiple defensive stops on consecutive possessions to legitimately have a chance at the upset. Thus far, they've been unable to do that.

End 2Q: Jazz 70, Cavs 50
Cavs leading scorers: Antawn Jamison 10 points, Mo Williams 10 points
Jazz leading scorers: Deron Williams 19 points, C.J. Miles 13 points, Raja Bell 10 points

* The Jazz shot 63 percent in the half, but surprisingly most of the damage came around the perimeter.

* Antawn Jamison talks all the time about those 5-to-8 minute stretches when the game gets away from the Cavs. It only took three minutes tonight.

* J.J. Hickson's dunk on a nice feed from Jamario Moon left the Cavs trailing 35-31 with 10:27 left. But they didn't score for the next three minutes, thanks to missed shots and turnovers. The Jazz went nuts, and by the time the Cavs scored again on a Hickson layup, they were down 16.

* Don't let the baskets fool you. This isn't one of Hickson's finer nights. He had two turnovers in a 20-second span (three thus far) and blew some easy looks inside.

* For the record, Jamison and Williams might be the leading scorers, but they are a combined 7 of 23 from the floor.

End 1Q: Jazz 31, Cavs 25
Leading scorers: Mo Williams seven points, Jamario Moon five points

* Byron Scott wanted better defense out of Jamario Moon and he got it. Playing in the first quarter for the first time since I can remember, Moon had a couple of partial blocks, poked the ball away on defense and had a powerful dunk at the other end. If he keeps playing like that, Scott will keep putting him out there.

* The Jazz are playing the same type of up-tempo style they used to score more than 130 points the other night in a win against the Knicks. It seems strange to see a Jazz team run this much, but so far, so good.

* The Jazz shot 65 percent from the floor and are getting inside far too easy tonight. This could be a problem if it continues for much longer...

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