Heat vs. Jazz: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Spread Info and More

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 29:  LeBron James #6 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the Chicago Bulls at American Airlines Arena on January 29, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 2, 2012

The Miami Heat head to Salt Lake City to take on a hungry basketball team in the Utah Jazz. 

The Heat will be without Chris Bosh, who is out due to a death in the family. The doesn't mean the Jazz are getting off lightly, though. The dynamic duo of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade is quite capable of carrying Miami all on their own. 

Let's dig deeper into this game and the chances of us seeing a tremendous upset. 

 

Where: EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

When: Friday, March 2nd, 9:00 p.m. EST

Watch: Sun Sports, ROOT Sports, NBA League Pass

Listen: Miami Area: 790AM and 1140AM, Utah Area Affiliates Here

Betting Line: Miami Heat -5, according to Betonline.com.

 

Key Injuries: According to ESPN

Jazz: Raja Bell, Groin (Day-to-Day) Hopeful for Friday; Paul Millsap, Heel (Day-to-Day) MRI Negative

Heat: Chris Bosh, Personal Leave (Out); LeBron James, Wrist (Day-to-Day) Injury described as "mild"

DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 23:  Forward C.J. Miles #34 of the Utah Jazz takes a shot against Brian Cardinal #35 of the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on February 23, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees tha
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What They're Saying

The Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman writes on the growing chemistry between the Heat's best:

The first thing to hit Dwyane Wade, an empty paper cup, bounced off his head. Undeterred, Wade ignored the distraction and kept right on talking with reporters. But LeBron James upped the ante. The next thing to bounce off of Wade’s body was an empty plastic bottle. Wade looked over at his teammate. “What you looking at?

The Salt Lake Tribune's Steve Luhm writes on an emerging CJ Miles:

The Jazz’s C.J. Miles had a little talk with himself over the All-Star break. After a difficult six-game stretch when he scored only 34 total points on 11-of-38 shooting, Miles decided to slow down and play with renewed confidence. It’s working.

 

Most Important Player to Watch: I wish I could say Dwyane Wade, but LeBron James continues to put together a truly special season. Not that it matters, as you will see a great deal of magic from both of them. 

For the Jazz, Devin Harris has been playing much more productive ball lately. The Heat guard the point very well, so it will be a tremendous test facing him tonight. 

 

Key Matchup: This will come down to the Heat guarding the backcourt—something they do very well. If the Jazz are going to pull off an upset, they will have to survive that swarming attack. 

 

Prediction: Heat 103, Jazz 98

 

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