Jazz add to Heat woes, top Miami 105-87

Jazz add to Heat woes, top Miami 105-87

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MIAMI (AP) - Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Enes Kanter added 18 and the Utah Jazz overcame 42 points from Dwyane Wade to beat the Miami Heat 105-87 on Wednesday night.

Alec Burks scored 12, Derrick Favors added 11 and Dante Exum had 10 for Utah, which won for just the second time in its last 14 games. Those two wins have come against last year's NBA finalists, San Antonio and now the Heat - who are simply reeling at home.

Wade shot 12 of 19 for Miami, which has lost seven of its last eight home games and has dropped four straight on its floor for the first time since 2011. The Heat trailed by 17 in the first quarter and never recovered.

Utah shot 53 percent from the field and made 14 3-pointers against the Heat, who were starting a seven-game homestand.

It was Wade's biggest scoring game since he scored 45 on Dec. 29, 2010. It still wasn't enough to keep Miami from matching a dubious franchise record - four straight double-digit losses at home, the first time that's happened since 1990.


The Heat got within seven midway through the third quarter, before Utah answered with a 10-2 run to restore its edge. And whenever Wade and the Heat made a little dent in the fourth, the Jazz still refused to cede control.

Hayward hit a 3-pointer with 4:59 left, Burks added another on the next Jazz possession, and the lead went from 11 to 17 and the outcome was basically decided.

The Heat were again without center Chris Bosh, who missed his third straight game with a strained left calf. Miami used its 11th starting lineup in 26 games.


Jazz: Utah established a season-best with eight first-half 3-pointers, on the way to building the big lead. ... The Jazz came in with three technical fouls having been assessed to players and coaches all season, and matched that in the first 2½ quarters. Trevor Booker got two and was ejected, and Burks got another with 7:19 left in the third. ... Utah is 3-4 when visiting Eastern Conference teams, 0-6 when visiting Western Conference clubs.

Heat: F Chris Andersen became the 150th player to start for the Heat. Including playoffs, it was just the 11th start in Andersen's 677-game career. ... The Heat shot 20 of the game's first 23 free throws, before Utah shot the next six. ... Miami was wrapping up its eighth back-to-back of the season, tied for the most in the league so far. ... Heat F Josh McRoberts (meniscus tear) will have surgery early next week, but he said he remains hopeful of returning at some point this season.


Jazz: At Orlando on Friday.

Heat: Host Washington on Friday.

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