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Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz: Live Score and Analysis

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Christopher WalderContributor IIDecember 26, 2016

Final Score: Utah Jazz 94, Miami Heat 89


Upset alert! 

Marvin Williams led all scorers with 23 points as the Utah Jazz (17-33) shocked the defending NBA champion Miami Heat (35-14) at the EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday night. 

This was the third-straight home win for the Jazz against the Heat. 

Utah outshot Miami (48.6 percent to 43.3) and outrebounded them on the glass, winning that battle 41 to 32. 

Rookie Trey Burke (13 points and three assists) hit a clutch jumper with 24.2 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to give Utah a four-point lead after Ray Allen (nine points) cut the deficit to just two. 

A Gordon Hayward (nine points, nine rebounds and 11 assists) free throw pushed the lead to five at 94-89. Failed three-point attempts by LeBron James (13 points on 4-of-13 shooting) and Chris Bosh (13 points on 3-of-12 shooting) sealed the fate of the Heat.

Head coach Erik Spoelstra had this to say after the game about James' mediocre performance against the Jazz, via B/R reporter Ethan Skolnick

It's just one of those days. You're not going to play great every single night.

It was James' lowest scoring total since he dropped 13 against the Atlanta Hawks on Nov. 19 of last year. 

Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 19 points. Veteran swingman Richard Jefferson had 14 for Utah. 


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