Miami 97, Utah 104

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 14, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #14 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 19911

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 25 19 21 32 97
Utah 30 29 25 20 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 24-12 16-3 8-9 L1
Utah 21-19 12-4 9-15 W2

Recap


Jazz 104, Heat 97: Al Jefferson's 23 points and 11 rebounds guided host Utah past Miami.

Jefferson shot 8-of-14 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free-throw line to pace the Jazz, who rode a hot-shooting first half to their sixth win in eight games. Gordon Hayward added 22 points in a reserve role while Paul Millsap had 17 points and nine rebounds.

LeBron James led the way with 32 points for the Heat, who fell to 1-3 on their six-game road trip. Chris Bosh added 16 in defeat.

The Jazz shot a scorching 67.6 percent to take a 59-44 lead into the break, and stayed in control throughout the third quarter. Jefferson's five straight points midway through the period extended the advantage to 18, and Utah led by as many as 21 points before settling for an 84-65 edge entering the fourth.

Miami roared back to open the quarter, closing to within seven on a Ray Allen 3-pointer. Hayward's 3-pointer with 4:50 remaining - Utah's first field goal in over 6 1/2 minutes - stemmed the tide, and he added a pivotal 14-footer with 40 seconds left that put the game out of reach.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: James needs just 18 points to become the youngest player in league history with 20,000 for his career. ... Jazz SF Marvin Williams had five points in 33 minutes in his first action since missing three games with right knee inflammation. ... Utah enjoyed a sizable advantage at the free-throw line, going 24-of-28 compared to Miami's 10-for-16 performance.

Top Game Performances

Miami   Utah
LeBron James 32 Scoring Al Jefferson 23
Mario Chalmers 7 Assists Jamaal Tinsley 7
Udonis Haslem 5 Rebounds Al Jefferson 11
LeBron James 4 Free Throws Made Paul Millsap 9
LeBron James 3 Steals Paul Millsap 2
LeBron James 2 Blocks Derrick Favors 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 97 54.2 9-23 10-16 25 23 4 8 15
Utah 104 47.4 8-18 24-28 25 40 2 9 16

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Jazz have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Heat have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .750 after a loss.