101 - 90 Final
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Miles, Jazz beat Cleveland 101-90

Dec 21, 2010 - 4:48 AM Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - C.J. Miles scored a team-high 22 points off the bench, while Deron Williams and Al Jefferson both recorded a double- double to lead Utah to a 101-90 victory over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena.

The decision also gave Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan his 1,210th victory, which ties Pat Riley for third most coaching wins in NBA history.

Williams posted 17 points and 10 assists, and Jefferson ended with 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Jazz, who were coming off a 95-86 win at Milwaukee on Saturday.

Raja Bell and Paul Millsap both contributed 19 points for the victors.

"We just ran our offense," Jefferson said of the balanced attack. "When you pass to the open guy, everyone gets open shots."

The Cavaliers snapped a 10-game losing streak on Saturday with an overtime decision over New York, but went right back to their old ways on Monday despite a career-high 29 points from Daniel Gibson.

"I'm not real big on personal things. If it results in a win, I'm excited. But if we aren't winning, I need to figure out what to do to win the next game," Gibson said.

Utah scored 12 of the final 16 points of the third quarter, seven coming from Williams, to take a 76-64 advantage.

Miles opened the final stanza with a alley-oop slam from Earl Watson, who assisted on Millsap's layup the next time down to extend the lead to 16.

Cleveland failed to produce a significant run down the stretch, getting as close as 99-89 on two Mo Williams free throws with 1:14 to play.

Williams missed a shot at the other end, but Miles came down with an offensive rebounds and dished to Jefferson for a layup to all but end any hope of a Cavaliers comeback.

The Jazz were on top 24-20 after the first quarter, and Miles scored 10 points in the second to keep the visitors in front at the break, 49-44.

Game Notes

Francisco Elson was the only other Jazz reserve who scored, netting two points...Williams ended with 16 points, 10 assists and six rebounds for the Cavs, who were outrebounded, 44-34, and outscored in the paint, 38-24...Gibson made all but one of his eight attempts from three-point range...Utah stopped a six-game losing streak in Cleveland.