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Utah Jazz basketball: Jazz maintain narrow lead over Cleveland in first half, 53-48

Published: Saturday, Jan. 19 2013 8:20 p.m. MST

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) (Rick Bowmer, AP) 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) (Rick Bowmer, AP)

The Utah Jazz's largest lead in the first half over the subpar Cleveland Cavaliers (10-31) was seven points. At the end of the second quarter, the Jazz are up 53-48.

Shooting 52 percent from the field, Utah made 23-of-44 shots compared to the Cavaliers' 18 makes out of 44 attempts.

The Jazz also lead the Cavaliers in fast-break points with 13.

Jazz guard Randy Foye is the leading scorer thus far with 11 points.

Whitney O'Bannon is currently a new media sports intern for the Deseret News.

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