Utah Jazz Game Recap: Heat Win Thriller in Salt Lake City

Utah Jazz Game Recap: Heat Win Thriller in Salt Lake City

While this is Johnson's first game in Salt Lake City, the young Heat guard is confident Miami can carry over its solid offensive outing from the Mile High City.

"That is a good defense to be able to do that against", Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

The Heat attacked the rim relentlessly throughout the game to score 64 points in the paint. "Getting a little more organized offensively, the guys are getting a little more confident in their roles and simplify a bit". Joe Johnson contributed 11 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.

Looking at the betting trends, the Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days rest, while the Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a losing record.

The Heat took a 52-48 lead into halftime thanks to a 19-2 run highlighted by eight points from Ellington.

Gobert has finished with double-doubles in three of his last four games, culminating in a 16-point, 14-rebound effort in Utah's 120-101 victory over Houston on Tuesday night. The Jazz answered with a 12-2 stretch to close the half.

The Jazz came into the game allowing just 38.9 points per game in the paint, tied for No. 4 in the league. Miami outplayed us. By the time we woke up defensively, it was late and we had to expend a lot of energy. Josh Richardson (ankle) is questionable to play.

Dion Waiters suffered a groin injury against Boston on Monday and will be out for at least two weeks. Starting point guard George Hill (sprained big toe) and starting shooting guard Rodney Hood (strained hamstring) were both held out of action. Dante Exum will "probably" get the start in Hill's absence, according to Snyder.

"I'm just 24", Gobert said.

Heat: Miami travels to face an underachieving Trail Blazers team featuring Damon Lillard.

The Miami Heat travel to Utah to take on the Jazz.