LeBron James put up 30 points and recorded 9 rebounds, while Dwyane Wade added 27 points and 5 rebounds to help the Miami Heat dismantle the Utah Jazz, 117-94. The Heat shot lights out from the field in this one, going 45-71 (63.4%). This is the seventh win for Miami (18-6) in its last 10 games.
James shot 13-17 from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line, in a quality offensive outing. Other top contributors for Miami included Chris Bosh with 20 points and 6 rebounds, and Mario Chalmers with 12 points and 8 assists. Alec Burks had a strong game off the bench for Utah in the loss, putting up 31 points on 12-17 shooting (2-4 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-8 from the free throw line. Derrick Favors contributed 17 points and 7 rebounds and Enes Kanter finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 67.6%, the Heat posted a FTA rate of 36.6. This season, they are 8-1 when they exceed 55% and 35.0 in those respective metrics. Conversely, the Jazz are winless (0-3) when allowing their opponents to hit those marks.
Utah (6-21) has now dropped consecutive games after losing to San Antonio on Saturday.
Coming up next, the Heat square off with the Indiana Pacers, who are 20-4 on the year. The Jazz meet the Orlando Magic, currently 7-17 this season. The Heat have a 0-1 record against Indiana this season.
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