Luol Deng got a bit of a shock when he walked into EnergySolutions Arena here Friday night.

"When I came in, for some reason I know I’m playing for Cleveland, but when I walked in, I was expecting (Chicago),'' he said after his first game with the Cavs, a 113-102 victory over the Utah Jazz. "It’s just been so long. When I came over and it was a Cavaliers jersey, it just sort of hits you again.

"So I went in the mirror and checked the colors out. They looked pretty good.''

So did the Cavs. After stumbling around a bit in the first half trying to get used to a new player halfway through the season, the Cavs hit their stride in the second half. Kyrie Irving scored 25 points, including 17 in the third quarter, as Cleveland improved to 13-23 overall, 3-13 on the road. The Cavs also snapped a four-game losing streak in Utah.

Tristan Thompson added 18 points and 15 rebounds, while C.J. Miles and Dion Waiters had 17 points apiece. Miles, continuing his hot streak after 34 points against Philadelphia on Tuesday, made 6 of 7 shots. Anderson Varejao had 14 rebounds as the Cavs dominated the boards, 45-34.

Richard Jefferson, rumored to be heading to Cleveland before the trade for Deng, had 18 points to lead the Jazz, 12-26. Utah played without starting shooting guard Gordon Hayward, who missed the game with a left hip flexor injury.

Deng, coming back from a sore left Achilles in December, was limited to 30 minutes on Friday. In his first game since being acquired from Chicago for Andrew Bynum and three draft picks on Tuesday, he played 21 minutes, finishing with 10 points and 1 rebound. He made 4 of 8 shots and 2 of 2 free throws.