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Wade has 27 points through 3 quarters on the second night of a back-to-back set. Deng is second on the team with just 8. Not enough support.
Jazz 77, Heat 59 going into fourth. Heat about to fall to 4-8 at home.
Justin Hamilton just took a jarring elbow to the chin. He's coming out.
Wade's fourth foul. Exhaustion at this point.
Heat 1 of 9 on 3s.
These are not the best of times for Udonis Haslem.
Now Hamilton for the first time in the second half, as the wheel of rotations goes round and round.
Following on that last tweet, that's the only positive of Bosh's injury: Wade gets a sense of what his capabilities still are as #1 option.
Miami has outscored Utah 14-7 through the first 5 minutes of the third quarter.
At this point, I really believe that all that's separating Wade from being who he was is believing he's who he was. And he's getting closer.
Wade in a 2006 offensive zone. Up to 27, with 7:04 left in third.
Dwyane Wade is putting the team on his back.
Birdman asking out at 7:30 mark of third period.
Heat finally cut the lead to under 10. We have a game again.
Heat within nine of 6-19 Jazz.
Heat iso Deng on Hayward. There needs to be more of that.
Heat had a chance to cut the deficit to single-digits before Deng gave the ball away which led to the Hayward jumper.
Heat open second half with Shawne Williams in place of Justin Hamilton. Lineup-a-go-go
Well, at least there's a hip-hop Hanukkah halftime show.
Jazz 55, Heat 41 at half. Wade with 23 for Heat, no one else with more than six. Jazz at .559 from field, Heat 0 for 7 on threes.
Halftime in Miami: Jazz 55, Wade 23, rest of Heat 18. (Miami bench is 1-for-11). It's suddenly 2007-08.
Two Ts on Trevor Booker and he is ejected, for arguing ball out of bounds off missed Heat free throw.
Just not sure jumpers are what the Heat were looking for when they started Birdman.
Hey, but at least no leaks tonight.
No one moving on offense for Heat.
Heat offense: Give it to Wade. He has 16, rest of Heat have 16.
Heat stop Jazz 5 on 3 in transition, no one else gets back, Favors draws foul. Ugly.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder upset with the free throw shooting disparity. He's pointing out the Heat have 20 FT attempts, Jazz just 3.
Jazz now 7 of 9 on 3s.
Jazz now 7 of 9 on 3-pointers.
Wade 3 of 4. Rest of Heat 4 of 17.
Heat's 16 points was their second lowest first quarter point total this season. They had 15 vs Clippers on 11/20.
That's two pump-fakes for Wade this game. When will they learn?
Learned this about Australian-product Dante Exum: He doesn't understand the rules of cricket either.
Dante Exum's 3-pointer gives Jazz 38-20 lead. He's one of 3 healthy rookies in NBA.
Jazz 5 of 6 on 3-pointers, Heat 0 for 4.
Good news: Heat is home for the holidays with a seven-game home stand. Bad news: Heat is 4-7 at home and down 17 in the 2Q to Utah.
Rudy Gobert just Euro-stepped around Udonis Haslem on a fastbreak layup. Papi is grunting.
Five-second inbounding violation on Jazz. Sound familiar?
And now Heat at .278 from field.
Not helping matters: Heat shooting 7/14 from the free throw line.
Now an airball from Napier. Oh, and Heat 7 of 14 from the line.
Jazz reserve Rudy Gobert's statline from last week's Heat game: 9 points, 11 rebounds, 5 blocks, 4 assists in 26 minutes.
Heat open 2nd quarter with a lineup of Udonis Haslem, Shawne Williams, James Ennis, Mario Chalmers, Shabazz Napier. Allow that to marinate.
Jazz shoot 65 percent in first quarter. In pregame, Spoelstra said he was happy w/ improved defense.
Jazz 33, Heat 16 at end of first. Hayward with 13 points on 4 of 4. Heat at .313 from field, Jazz shooting 65 percent.
"His release is the tip of the iceberg that's starting to melt between the U.S. and Cuba," Michael Putney on Alan Gross.
Jazz lead Heat, 33-16, after 1Q. Heat have lost 6 of 7 at home, & only win was by 1 vs. Charlotte. Hayward has 13.
Jazz executing very well and they're getting the shots they want: 13-19 FGs, almost 70% from the field and 4-5 from long range.
Make that Jazz's .722. Down 17.
This time Ennis early. He need something. Shooting .385 to Jazz's .706.
Heat down 15 with 2:25 left in first quarter. Home woes continue.
Um, 12 of 17.
Make that 4 for 4 Jazz on 3-pointers, and 11 of 16 from the field. Yup, back to that.
Jazz executing better then the Heat and they're getting the shots they want: 10-15, .667 from the field and a perfect 3-3 from long range.
Jazz now 3 of 3 on 3-pointers, two by Hayward.
Only players yet to start for Heat this season: Napier, Whiteside, Dawkins.
Heat have now utilized 11 different starting lineups over their first 26 games, with 13 different starters.
Chris Andersen thinks he's a stretch four now.
This is Chris Andersen's first start for the Heat, and just the 11th of his career.
Starters in Miami tonight: Hamilton, Andersen, Deng, Wade, Cole vs. Kanter, Favors, Hayward, Burks, Burke.
Another Heat game, another different starting lineup.
Something new: Heat to start Chris Andersen tonight alongside Hamilton. Yes, another new lineup.
Interesting with McRoberts saying he will try to make it back, considering Heat need him to be considered out for season to get exception.
Josh McRoberts: "I was finally starting to feel a rhythm."
Josh McRoberts: "I'm going to do whatever I can to make it back."
Josh McRoberts on his situation: "I didn't think it was this serious." Having surgery early next week.
Ty Corbin coached Utah. This Jazz Director thing finally makes sense.
Uh, oh. Derrick Favors back for Jazz tonight. Then again, less Gobert reaching over the top of Heat big men.
Spoelstra says Granger is questionable tonight vs Jazz. Bosh, McRoberts are out. Wade will play.
More Spoelstra, on being shorthanded, "You have to have guys who don't feel sorry for themselves."
Spoelstra, on being so shorthanded, "What we did yesterday was almost laughed at it."
Danny Granger (flu) is a game time decision
Spoelstra says Granger saw doctor today and will try to show up. Wade feels better and will go. McRoberts and Bosh out.
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Fox sending Vikings-Dolphins (Kenny Albert/Johnston/Siragusa) to just 5%: Miami-Ft. Laud; West Palm Beach; Minnesota; North & South Dakota.
Alan Gross: "Even in Cuba, M&Ms melt in your mouth, not in your hands."
Dubs were +16 last night with Steph Curry on the court. They lost by 7. Last year's problem has only gotten worse. http://t.co/9EDG9YRELX