Miami 105, Utah 89

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 22, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #8 Marc Davis, #7 Kevin Fehr, #16 David Guthrie
Attendance - 20087

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 25 18 20 26 89
Miami 28 19 26 32 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 14-14 9-2 5-12 L2
Miami 18-6 13-2 5-4 W4

Recap


Heat 105, Jazz 89:
LeBron James scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half and Dwyane Wade added 21 as host Miami beat Utah for its sixth victory in seven games.

James has scored 20 or more points in all 24 games to start the season, matching former Jazz star Karl Malone (1989) for the third-longest streak in NBA history. The Heat were without Chris Bosh, who missed the game with the flu.

Marvin Williams scored 16 points and Gordon Hayward added 15 for Utah, which has lost four of its last five games and is just 5-12 on the road.

Miami led 47-43 at halftime and opened up a 20-point lead in the third quarter. Shane Battier, who scored 15 points, hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the quarter to push the lead to 12, and James’ basket with 4:20 left made it 69-49.

Utah trimmed its deficit to 10 entering the final stanza and pulled within 75-68 on a 3-pointer by Jamaal Tinsley. Wade responded with a dunk that started a 15-6 run as Miami regained control.

GAME NOTEBOOK: James has scored 30 or more points six times this season. … Jazz C Al Jefferson scored six points and has just 10 over Utah’s last two games. … Miami is 13-2 at home.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Miami
Marvin Williams 16 Scoring LeBron James 30
Earl Watson 4 Assists LeBron James 7
Al Jefferson 11 Rebounds Udonis Haslem 9
Derrick Favors 6 Free Throws Made LeBron James 7
Derrick Favors 2 Steals Ray Allen 2
Al Jefferson 2 Blocks Shane Battier 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 89 41.1 7-16 22-26 18 38 2 10 20
Miami 105 52.1 11-24 18-22 23 39 5 12 16

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Heat have a W/L % of .706 after a win and .857 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Jazz have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .462 after a loss.