The Utah Jazz play against the Miami Heat at Miami-Dade Arena
The Utah Jazz are spending $4,456,320 per win while the Miami Heat are spending $4,092,115 per win
Game Time: 7:30 PM EDT on Monday March 13, 2023
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The Jazz shot 5 of 15 last night when Gabe Vincent was defending (best mark on Heat) and created 3 steals
He had a big offensive game, but this team needs that point of attack tenacity from him consistently
It was noticeable last night how much they’ve missed it – 12:26 PM
From @DBWilson2: Finally almost fully healthy, Heat gave Jimmy Butler some of the help he so badly needs to get Monday’s win over the Jazz miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… – 12:19 PM
Jimmy Butler elevating his game amid hair-raising stretch of Heat schedule. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… – 12:09 PM
ASK IRA: Do close games show Heat are close to redemption or ruin? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… – 12:08 PM
Not to be overlooked in wild wild Western conference: draft picks are at play
Knicks own Mavericks top-10 protected 1st (16.8% miss top-10 seed)
Jazz own Timberwolves unprotected 1st (15.6% miss top-10 seed)
Pelicans own swap rights on Lakers pick (same record)
odds: @Basketball-Reference – 11:41 AM
Mostert’s per carry average remains among best in NFL during his career; his 4.9 tied for 11th last season. He’s the first of NFL’s 42 free agent RBs to agree to terms during free agency. Miami now has re-signed Mostert, Ahmed, Duke Riley, Elijah Campbell among their 28 FAs. – 11:29 AM
Jimmy Butler elevating his game amid hair-raising stretch of Heat schedule. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Stats since All-Star break very much indicate an early arrival of playoff Jimmy. – 10:23 AM
Bam was key down the stretch – nothing bigger than the game-saving block in the final seconds 💥 pic.twitter.com/ZQvglmMSfU – 10:21 AM
Gabe was a man on a mission out the gate pic.twitter.com/QNpqBGrf2v – 10:08 AM
Jalen Ramsey’s restructure dropped ’23 cap hit from $17 M to $4.1 M, as @ProFootballTalk noted. So Fins had $20 M in space before David Long’s reasonable contract comes in. So Miami still has flexibility, can and more, and will get $13.6 M in space June 1 with Byron Jones. – 10:01 AM
Jimmy (and his hair) stole the show in last night’s win over Utah pic.twitter.com/AP1SGeYaFA – 9:59 AM
NEW: Day 2 of our Dolphins free agency blog — Miami looks for help on offense; many options available. Where things stand: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col… – 9:39 AM
Interesting stuff (!!!)
ICYMI, I talked to Spo last night about Jimmy Butler:
“You can’t do your normal coverage with Jimmy, he’s very similar to @Dwyane Wade.”
“If you’re going to give him an open shot to go for the kill. Those guys are killers, they’re gonna make you pay.” pic.twitter.com/5TUqYjls2H – 9:31 AM
The Mavs have lost three in a row and are 3-9 in their last 12 games.
They have fallen below .500 (34-35) on the season and are just a game ahead of the Jazz, who are the 12th seed in the West.
If the season ended today, the Mavs would send the 15th overall pick to the Knicks. – 9:02 AM
Do close games show Heat are close to redemption or ruin? Latest “Ask Ira” at sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… plus more. – 9:02 AM
Five Degrees of Heat from Monday night’s 119-115 victory over Jazz: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. Adebayo saves the day.
2. Butler again seizes the moment.
3. Vincent eases burden on Lowry.
4. Yurtseven secondary man in middle.
5. A new random Heat killer. – 8:48 AM
Winderman’s view: Always an adventure, as concerning Heat trend continues even in victory. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… – 8:46 AM
🇮🇹 SIMONEFONTECCHIO made the Miami Heat remember his name
23 PTS (career-high)
pic.twitter.com/Rgn2RBgaqU – 2:53 AM
The Grizzlies have four games left against teams in full tank mode. The Kings might also have four? Maybe more? (Jazz and Blazers?)
It’s really close. I’m not sure who has an edge there. – 12:57 AM
Ginormous road trip for #Warriors ahead: LAC, ATL, MEM, HOU, DAL
GS on road: -7.1 net rating, only tank squad is behind them (Rockets, Spurs, DET), CHA better
28th in defense. UTA/DET better
16th in offense – Raptors level
26th in rebounding
29th in TOV%
5th in shooting – 12:46 AM
Apologies: Bucks did NOT clinch a playoff spot. Miami also had to lose today. Misinterpreted an NBA tweet earlier. pic.twitter.com/X8o63HscL6 – 12:46 AM
West 4-13 update (loss column):
Head-to-head games left: pic.twitter.com/RQLjK5rdKT – 12:34 AM
Love the hustle from former @Utah Jazz assistant Vince Legarza SPRINTING to break up the Trey Lyles/Brook Lopez kerfuffle. pic.twitter.com/yob5L9aREo – 12:27 AM
The Triple Team! 3 thoughts on
1. The physical effort the Jazz showed tonight was pretty impressive, IMO
2. Not a huge fan of the no-center lineups, though
3. Simone Fontecchio, and a history of the 🤌 emoji.
sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20… – 11:39 PM
I asked Bam Adebayo about Jimmy Butler defensively with 4 steals and 2 blocks tonight
His response was simple:
Also saw his 15 free throw attempt stat line and took a detour:
“That is amazing.”
(Thanks to @Brendan_Tobin for the great video quality as always lol) pic.twitter.com/uryy8bzywJ – 11:27 PM
I asked Jimmy Butler about Spo wanting him to take more 3’s:
“He does tell me to shoot more 3’s, but if I start shooting too many 3’s, there’s not enough paint attacks.”
“I can shoot more 3’s, but I don’t want to. I wanna play bully ball and run in there and run into people.” pic.twitter.com/g8DkYfSvxI – 11:08 PM
I asked Bam Adebayo about Jimmy Butler having 4 steals and 2 blocks tonight, and how much easier that makes his life defensively:
He looks at the stat sheet: “Damn”
Also throws in: “He’s shooting 15 free throws—that is wild. Yeah that’s the game right there.” – 11:00 PM
𝟭𝟱𝘁𝗵 30+ point performance of the season for Lauri tonight 🇫🇮
He had 15 30-point games in his previous five seasons 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝.
#PerformanceLeader | @UofUHealth pic.twitter.com/gebnBNgHqz – 10:58 PM
Celebrated Noche Latina with a down-to-the-wire win over Utah. Relive the night Through The Lens 📸
@Miami Heat // @Chain – 10:56 PM
Gabe set the tone for us with a hot start in Q1 🔥 pic.twitter.com/TH9hR3yTNS – 10:52 PM
Jimmy Butler, who shot a blistering 1 of 2 on 3-pointers in the fourth, says Erik Spoelstra tells him to take more 3s. Spo says Butler taking 3s helps to keep the defense honest. pic.twitter.com/6lunPyuzrc – 10:51 PM
Bam got going in the 2nd half on offense and made the game-saving play on defense 💥 pic.twitter.com/ABB9juRDrM – 10:46 PM
It was back n forth throughout, and it ended in another clutch W
@CoupNBA has his Takeaways from tonight’s victory – our 5th straight over Utah – 10:45 PM
I asked Jimmy Butler about Spo’s comments about taking that 3 late in the 4th to keep the defense honest:
“He does want me to take them. But I don’t want it to take away from the paint attacks. I’d rather play bully ball and run into people.” – 10:40 PM
🇮🇹 a 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫-𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 23 points for SIMONEFONTECCHIO 🇮🇹
#TakeNote | @zionsbank pic.twitter.com/gAXri8E4v1 – 10:40 PM
Jimmy Butler walks up to the podium with no shirt on:
“Before y’all ask this is how I came in today. They wanted me to do media.” – 10:38 PM
Jimmy Butler doing his postgame shirtless. pic.twitter.com/iP3bc5KmG4 – 10:38 PM
Jimmy led the team tonight in points, blocks, steals and hair changes pic.twitter.com/bdHCj2o52N – 10:37 PM
The @Utah Jazz have the most difficult remaining schedule according to @tankathon.
The teams have a combined win percentage of .560 over the final 13 games. pic.twitter.com/9pyNBJ3VhP – 10:31 PM
Bam the Disruptor 💪
Walked away with the ball and the W. pic.twitter.com/91GHhtlQ8d – 10:28 PM
Got some interesting stuff from Erik Spoelstra postgame when I asked him about that late Jimmy Butler 3 out of the timeout:
Says “you can’t run your normal coverage against Jimmy” and compares to D-Wade
Says the play call was an empty corner Jimmy-Bam PnR and Olynyk just dipped – 10:23 PM
Next six games for the Jazz: Celtics, Kings, Blazers, Bucks, kings, Suns – 10:22 PM
A fight to the end but just fell short 💔
#TakeNote | @getcoinzoom pic.twitter.com/be0OIuMcxx – 10:20 PM
The Jazz are now 12th in the Western Conference with five days off. They are currently picking 11th in the draft with their own pick, and 17th with Minnesota’s pick – 10:19 PM
Tyler’s clutch 3 with under a minute to go put us on top for good 🔥 pic.twitter.com/CceDRNc5cu – 10:18 PM
#HEATWin final – Miami 119, Utah 115
🔥 Butler: 24pts, 8rebs, 4asts & 4stls
🔥 Vincent: 18pts (4 3s), 3rebs, 3asts & 3stls
🔥 Herro: 18pts & 6rebs
🔥 Adebayo: 16pts, 9rebs & 3asts
🔥 Love: 11pts & 3rebs
🔥 Oladipo: 11pts (3 3s)
🔥 Martin: 10pts pic.twitter.com/TGZk7O7mtI – 10:14 PM
My favorite thing about the NBA is how a game like Utah-Miami can feel so important, dramatic and well-played as you’re watching it. So many big-time plays made by guys on Play-In quality teams. – 10:13 PM
With 14 points, 10 rebounds and a game-high 12 assists, Kyle Anderson tallied his second triple-double of the season and the third of his career.
Anderson is the first @Minnesota Timberwolves player since Kevin Love in 2013-14 to have multiple triple-doubles in a single season. pic.twitter.com/iSKzmKtMl5 – 10:08 PM
Epic Sax Guy is playing something a little better than Jazz tonight. #WINNING pic.twitter.com/aWQZCMaqCU – 10:06 PM
Butler, Herro, Adebayo step up late as Heat stave off Jazz 119-115. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… – 10:06 PM
With their loss to Miami, the @Utah Jazz dropped from 9th in the West to 12th with an incredibly difficult remaining schedule.
If you’re into that sort of thing. – 10:05 PM
Bam’s block to seal the win. Add it to his #BAMDPOY reel 🔥 pic.twitter.com/JKiBeDLBbh – 10:04 PM
Heat tied the single-season NBA record for most wins in games decided by five points or less with 24th such victory tonight. Ties the mark set by the 1999-00 76ers. – 10:03 PM
Most 30/5/5 games in a season by a Timberwolves player:
12 — Kevin Love
9 — Kevin Garnett
8 — Anthony Edwards pic.twitter.com/VjFiORt2hL – 10:03 PM
Heat improves to 28-22 in clutch games and 24-15 in games decided by five points or less with 119-115 win over the Jazz tonight.
Seventh-place Heat now 2.5 games ahead of the eighth-place Hawks in the East standings. – 9:59 PM
FINAL: Heat 119, Jazz 115. Utah comes up short late, and winds up 2-4 on the road trip. Now 33-36 on the season. No games the next four nights. Boston visits on Saturday. Markkanen 38p/8r, Fontecchio 23p/5r, THT 9p/6r/8a. Butler 24p/8r/4a/13-15 FTs for Miami. – 9:58 PM
Miami beats Utah 119-115. It was honestly a pretty great game from Utah, to pull this off at the very end of a 6-game road trip as shorthanded as they are.
Markkanen: 38 points, missed his last 5 shots, still 14-26 FG.
Fontecchio: 23 points, 8-17 FG.
THT: 9p/8a/6r, 3-13 FG. – 9:58 PM
The Jazz fall to Miami 119-115 in a hard fought game throughout. The Jazz fall to 33-36 overall. They go 2-4 on the road trip. They fall out of the play in. Now they get five days off. Celtics at home on Saturday night – 9:58 PM
Winderman’s view: Always an adventure, as concerning Heat trend continues even in win. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… – 9:57 PM
Five Takeaways from Heat’s Win Over Jazz
@5ReasonsSports fivereasonssports.com/news/five-take… – 9:57 PM
Seventh seeded Heat beats Utah 119-115 to move 2.5 ahead of No. 8 Hawks. Miami three back of Nets and Knicks. Butler 24. Herro big 3 late. Bam with big late block – 9:56 PM
Heat win. Been a rough couple of weeks for Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo but, when the Heat needed them most, they made the most important shot and stop of the game. – 9:56 PM
Jimmy Butler vs Utah Jazz tonight:
HIMMY! #HEATCulture – 9:56 PM
Jimmy Butler tonight:
3 hair styles pic.twitter.com/85md15IImh – 9:56 PM
Two things Ochai did wrong there
1) shoot the three. Wide open look
2) if you go to the basket there, go to dunk. Ochai didn’t go with enough force and that allowed Bam to win the possession.
Jazz down 4 – 9:55 PM
Clutch defensive play by Bam Adebayo. Heat en route to an important gutsy win. #HEATCulture – 9:55 PM
Interesting the Jazz didn’t call a timeout, as they had two remaining. Agbaji winds up taking a contested shot at the rim that Adebayo was all over. He makes 2 FTs, and it’s 119-115 Miami with 6.0 to go. – 9:55 PM
Agbaji gets a great stop on one end in the clutch, then totally missed Walker Kessler for an easy dunk to tie the game.
Good learning experiences for the rookie closing games here. Some growing pains are necessary. – 9:54 PM
Incredible play for Bam Adebayo to come all the way over and contest that Agbaji layup. Might have saved the win for the Heat with that and two free throws. Heat lead 119-115 with 6.0 to go. – 9:54 PM
Got a stop on defense, and Bam makes 2 free throws to put us up 4 with 6 seconds left.
🚨 PEPAS 🚨 – 9:54 PM
Down 2 under 30 seconds to go, Ochai Agbaji gets a huge stop on Tyler Herro, then is open off the pick and pop for a 3 for the lead, but drove at Bam instead and got blocked. – 9:54 PM
Once again, a Grizzlies win over the Mavs really helps the Warriors. So would a Heat win over the Jazz right here – 9:53 PM
With this loss Dallas will fall one game behind seventh-place Minnesota, which won at Atlanta tonight. Ninth-place Utah trails at Miami by 2 with 30 seconds left. – 9:52 PM
Erik Spoelstra’s challenge is successful. Offensive foul on the Jazz. Utah down two. Heat ball – 9:52 PM
Time to close it out! We’re up 117-115 with 46.3 seconds left. Our ball.
Catch the finish on Bally Sports Sun 📺 – 9:52 PM
Timeout, Miami. Heat up 117-115 after a Herro three. They’re challenging a defensive screen foul, which is a bit surprising. – 9:51 PM
Jimmy Butler just hit his 31st 3 this season — most he’s ever hit in any season with the Heat. Such an amazing stat. He’s been so damn good in Miami in the age of the great 3-point shooting awakening without taking 3s; 288 players have hit more 3s than him over last 4 seasons. – 9:51 PM
Ok right there. THATS what I’m talking about with Jimmy Butler. The whistle blew before there was any contact. These whistles are ridiculous – 9:47 PM
Heat call timeout
Obviously drawing up the play:
Jimmy Butler 3
Simple play-call – 9:46 PM
𝙵𝙸𝚅𝙴 threes from Simone so far tonight
that’s a career-high 😏🤌 pic.twitter.com/DaNwE1Idxw – 9:44 PM
Jazz up 113-111 on the Heat, 3:42 left, Miami timeout.
Markkanen has 38 already, on 14-21 FG. Fontecchio has still been great, he has 23. Jazz have been *great* at pushing the ball and scoring in transition tonight. – 9:44 PM
We’re down 113-111 with 3:42 left in the game.
Tune in on Bally Sports Sun 📺 pic.twitter.com/rFkwGqtbmD – 9:43 PM
I do not like the idea of a playoff series between teams featuring Lauri Markkanen and Kyle Lowry. I prefer to have zero confusion. – 9:40 PM
Butler checks back in with 6:15 to play. Heat were down two when he checked out, are up five now. – 9:37 PM
7 minutes to go at a timeout
Jimmy Butler doesn’t enter?
Now walks to scorers table? – 9:36 PM
No second-half Strus this time. He had played as closer Saturday. – 9:35 PM
𝙳𝚒𝚍 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠: Lauri is on pace to be the only 7-footer with 100 dunks & 200 made threes in a season.
#TakeNote | @Lauri Markkanen pic.twitter.com/lPDnvfGGj1 – 9:35 PM
2nd 3 of the 4th for Kyle 👌
Catch the final quarter on Bally Sports Sun 📺 pic.twitter.com/oetL5zTTEm – 9:35 PM
put that juan in reverse 🔄
#TakeNote | @Juan Toscano-Anderson pic.twitter.com/hJMApyeRAg – 9:33 PM
Don’t look now, but Kyle Lowry pretty much holding things together while Jimmy Butler is on the bench to start the 4Q. – 9:31 PM
Well this has been a good Kyle Lowry stretch
They just need someone to hit those type of relief buckets – 9:31 PM
Jazz giving Bam Adebayo favorable switches, then collapsing 3 defenders off the catch – 9:27 PM
in the words of @BuckleUpBoler, “it’s time to buckle up” pic.twitter.com/zo01VOPgHK – 9:24 PM
End 3Q: Jazz 90, Heat 90. Markkanen continued scoring for Utah, Agbaji had 7p in 1H and 7 more in 3Q, but Fontecchio scored zero. Will the Jazz get enough scoring down the stretch? Butler (19p) leads 5 Miami players in double-figures. – 9:23 PM
Bam just scored more points (seven) in the final 1:45 of the third quarter than he did the entire game before that (five). Heat and Jazz tied at 90 heading into the fourth. – 9:22 PM
We head to the fourth quarter. The Jazz and Heat are tied at 90-90 – 9:22 PM
Jazz 90, Heat 90 going into fourth, as Adebayo comes alive. Butler with 19, Vincent 18 for Heat. Markkanen with 32 for Jazz. – 9:21 PM
Bam Adebayo gets an and-1 dunk in transition
Now another lay-in off some nonsense
They gotta get him going on the break right now and early shot clock
In the half-court, everything is forced for him at the moment – 9:19 PM
Gabe out here hoopin’ 🔥 he’s got 18pts so far pic.twitter.com/mi7l96uXSy – 9:17 PM
If LeBron James got the whistle Jimmy Butler does, he would’ve broken that record five years ago – 9:15 PM
Butler goes out with Heat 3:01 left in third and Heat down 85-80. Returns . . . ? – 9:13 PM
Are there any Jazz fans who currently still doubt that Ochai Agbaji has a real chance to be a very good player in this league? – 9:12 PM
☕ add an extra shot to that cup ☕
#TakeNote | @Ochai Agbaji pic.twitter.com/laLpoW3hVs – 9:12 PM
Kyle Lowry has played just nine minutes to this point, albeit with Gabe Vincent playing well. – 9:12 PM
With Caleb Martin entering the game with Jimmy Butler still on the floor, I wonder if this is setting up for Butler to play the entire second half. – 9:11 PM
Lauri Markkanen with another game of 30+ points. That’s 15 this season. He’s now at 32p on 12-18/4-9/4-6 shooting, plus 5r, 1b, 2s. – 9:11 PM
The Gabe Vincent vs Lauri Markkanen iso has been one of the odd comfort spots for the Heat offense
Update: not many comfort spots for this team lol – 9:09 PM
add a dash of ✨Finnish flair✨
#TakeNote | @Lauri Markkanen pic.twitter.com/rAB0PkLbNf – 9:06 PM
Heat working on a half-court offensive rating of 84.6 points per 100 plays at the moment. That’s in the NBA’s 16th percentile for the season. – 9:04 PM
That was a great defensive play by Tyler Herro. Reached for the two-handed interception and kept the ball in the play. Jalen Ramsey would be proud. – 9:03 PM
Ochai Agbaji with great defense on Butler and the three on the other end – 9:02 PM
Simone Fontecchio was in the zone in the 1st half against the Heat in Miami
20 points / 7-12 FG / 4-8 3P / 4 rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench.
Fontecchio made his presence felt already. #TakeNote – 8:56 PM
THE SECOND HALF ISSSSSSS STAAAAAAARRRRRTTTTTTIIIIINNNGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Simone Fontecchio) pic.twitter.com/QDuQRVDNMT – 8:55 PM
Simone & Lauri combine for 𝟒𝟏 at the half 🇫🇮 🇮🇹
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/WcZKlV8TEO – 8:54 PM
If the Heat just play their starters for the next 24 minutes they should be fine. – 8:53 PM
If the Heat just player their starters for the next 24 minutes they should be fine. – 8:52 PM
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Here was halftime pic.twitter.com/EKYJIczXcb – 8:52 PM
Halftime: Utah 57, Miami 56.
Markkanen has 21 and Fontecchio has 20. Those two combined to shoot 7/14 from three. – 8:43 PM
HALFTIME: Jazz 57, Heat 56. Sloppy finish to the half for Utah, which was outscored 7-0 over the final 2:17 to make it close again. Markkanen (21p) and Fontecchio (20p) have accounted for 72% of the Jazz’s scoring. THT had 37p the other night — 2p tonight on 0-7 FGs, but 6a. – 8:42 PM
Jazz up 57-56 at the half on the HEAT. (Their preferred style is to make you capitalize all the letters, cornily.)
Markkanen has 21 points at halftime, Fontecchio has a career-high 20. – 8:42 PM
20 points from someone named “Simone Fontecchio” has Heat down one to Jazz at half – 8:42 PM
Halftime: the Jazz lead the Heat 57-56….Markkanen with 21 to lead Utah. Fontecchio with 20 – 8:41 PM
Halftime: Heat trail the Jazz 57-56
• Jimmy Butler has eight points and ~four~ steals
• Starting backcourt (Vincent & Herro) total 21 points
• Fontecchio and the Finnisher with 41 combined to lead the Jazz – 8:40 PM
Heat go up 12 early, then go down 8, now down 57-56 at half to Jazz. Vincent 11, Herro 10 for Heat. Nothing easy at the moment for this team. – 8:40 PM
That might be a flagrant one on Kevin Love. Don’t forget he and Kelly Olynyk have a pretty vivid history. – 8:39 PM
Congrats on 25 years on our Spanish broadcast @JoePujala! pic.twitter.com/RF21xdC48E – 8:39 PM
Jimmy Butler was like “enough with these offensive rebounds” and just took the ball. Heat on a 6-0 run. – 8:37 PM
Tyler Herro’s fourth free throw moved him past Sherman Douglas for 24th on the Heat all-time list. – 8:35 PM
I figured the Jazz would beat Orlando and Charlotte … did not see them taking it to Miami. Obviously, lots of game left, but Markkanen (21p), Fontecchio (20p) looking good, and 2Q defense has improved (Miami shooting 3-14). 57-49 Utah, 2:47 left 1H. – 8:32 PM
Jazz lead 57-49 … Markkanen has 21, Fontecchio with 20, and THT has six assists.
This team sometimes makes no sense and is so fun. – 8:32 PM
never a doubt when SIMONEFONTECCHIO lets it fly 😎
(that’s a career-high 20 points already btw)
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/iehQgEmbM3 – 8:31 PM
Have been thoroughly enjoying the Point Talen experience in Utah – 8:30 PM
This Jazz team isn’t brilliant defensively, but they just try so hard, stay so engaged in the half court. – 8:30 PM
Did I ever tell Twitter about the time I randomly saw Simone Fontecchio at a park with his family? Adorable. It was either during preseason or at the very beginning of the regular season. That’s really all there is to the story, but he’s got a million points tonight, so good chat – 8:27 PM
Lauri three counter: 🎯🎯🎯
#Pura3Pointer | @pura pic.twitter.com/fjTSwyV9rc – 8:27 PM
Ochai Agbaji is going to be a very good defender in this league.
Good for him for making the most of his opportunity since January.
He’s got an intriguing future as a 3-and-D guy. – 8:27 PM
If you thought Lauri Markkanen’s return to form (17p on 5-6 FGs) was the Jazz story of the night, Simone Fontecchio now has 20p on 7 for 11. – 8:23 PM
Fontecchio with 19 (season high) fist half point and Jazz leading.
We all saw it coming – 8:23 PM
Undrafted rookie Simone Fontecchio’s career-high was 18 points. He already has 19 points against the Heat tonight and there’s six minutes left in the first half. – 8:22 PM
Simone Fontecchio’s career high has now been reached with 19 points… we have 7 minutes left in the 2Q. – 8:22 PM
As we thought, the Heat simply have to find a way to stop Simone Fontecchio. He has 19 points, more than twice as many as any Heat player. – 8:22 PM
Considering how badly the Jazz played in the first quarter, being down seven is not a bad spot for them – 8:11 PM
Heat are 5 for 11 from three and have assisted on 10 of their 13 first quarter field goals
An old formula – 8:08 PM
End 1Q: Heat 33, Heat 26. Lauri misses 2 FTs, but then gets the ball back and makes the next two. He’s got 7p. Simone Fontecchio’s hot streak resumes — 11p on 4-5 shooting. Utah had 6 TOs, though, leading to 10 Miami points. Heat shot 5-11 from deep. – 8:08 PM
End 1Q: Heat up 33-26 over the Jazz. Mostly encouraging before giving up a 7-2 run to end the quarter.
• Butler 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
• Gabe Vincent with nine points, 3 of 4 on 3s
• Heat are 5 of 11 on 3s and forced six turnovers – 8:07 PM
Considering Simone Fontecchio is only owed 3 million dollars next year ,he’s shown enough on this road trip simply as a shooter to outperform his contract. – 8:07 PM
Kyle Lowry running in transition in the correct fashion is something new to watch btw lol – 8:04 PM
Simone with a 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘬 seven points
and counting 📈 pic.twitter.com/5e9cZNDz8H – 8:04 PM
Cody Zeller (broken nose) watching from the bench without mask. – 8:04 PM
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The Heat have attempted 10 3s in the first 9 1/2 minutes of this game. On track to take at least 40s 3s for the first time since Feb. 24. – 8:00 PM
My two takeaways so far:
– Appears Heat will go 10 with Lowry and Martin still yet to check in
– Like I already said, Miami has needed this type of defense from Gabe Vincent badly…He’s moving tonight – 7:59 PM
Gabe Vincent has 9 points on 3 triples so far
But man he’s defending tonight – 7:54 PM
Omer Yurtseven checks in for the Heat as the first sub off the bench. But no early sub for Victor Oladipo. – 7:53 PM
As Bam Adebayo usually exits first, Omer Yurtseven set to check in first – 7:52 PM
Jazz’s live-ball turnovers are problematic — they already have 4, leading to 5 Heat points. Miami shooting 6-11 overall, 3-6 from deep for a 15-9 lead, with 6:46 left 1Q. – 7:50 PM
Kevin Love’s first 3-pointer tied former Heat guard Eddie Jones for 40th on the NBA all-time list. – 7:49 PM
The Jazz went down 10-2, scored 7 straight and now trail 15-9,….they are turning it over a ton. Not a great start to this one – 7:49 PM
Those early clock threes are the ones the Heat need Kevin Love to hit
Butler finds him on the break for the 3 into a timeout – 7:48 PM
toss it 𝙪𝙥, to throw it 𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣
#TakeNote | @Walker Kessler pic.twitter.com/DnfhFMGHbb – 7:48 PM
Nice start for Gabe Vincent. Back to back 3s in the first two minutes. Needs to be quick with that shot the way we saw when he was first inserted as a starter. – 7:45 PM
Definitely forgot Jazz fan favorite Kevin Love plays for the Heat now – 7:45 PM
Jazz putting Lauri Markkanen on Gabe Vincent here early
So he’s getting shots up
2 threes so far – 7:44 PM
(Basically the take is that 2023 Talen Horton-Tucker and 2023 Russell Westbrook are pretty similar players, and with similar strengths and weaknesses and usage considerations) – 7:44 PM
Live at 7:30 pm central!
Thunder? Lakers? Jazz? Mavs? Which teams do the New Orleans Pelicans want to lose more games.
youtube.com/watch?v=1yBuel… pic.twitter.com/IscHKPBboE – 7:44 PM
Sending early doubles at Bam Adebayo to start this game
Ball movement ends in a Gabe Vincent three – 7:43 PM
all clear for takeoff 💥
#TakeNote | @Juan Toscano-Anderson pic.twitter.com/MsCOJMRwyf – 7:40 PM
THE UTAH JAZZ AND THE MIAMI HEAT ARRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEE SSSSSTTTTTTAAAAAAARRRRRRTTTTTTIIINNGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/suyIuS7Xgx – 7:39 PM
Game ready. @Tyler Herro
@Miami Heat // @therabody pic.twitter.com/RMEG0dtRDT – 7:38 PM
Of the Dolphins’ 20 plus UFAs, Duke Riley is first to re-sign with Miami. Several who played well for MIA are waiting for offers or better offers. Last year, Dolphins took a few days before circling back to some of their own FAs, so not surprising. (Ahmed, who re-signed, was RFA) – 7:36 PM
last stop of the road trip ⛽️
#StartingLineup | @zionsbank pic.twitter.com/512FLLzfRR – 7:31 PM
de nuevo a trabajar
@Miami Heat // @Chain pic.twitter.com/mT3vbarLKj – 7:30 PM
A Jerome Baker/David Long ILB tandem would be fast and very solid for Miami. Reliability/durability can be underrated assets, and Baker has both. For those who have asked about Baker’s forthcoming Friday contract deadline, cap hit scenarios,here they are: miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/mia… – 7:04 PM
Heat stay with Gabe Vincent as starting point guard. Other starters remain Bam Adebayo, Kevin Love, Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro. – 7:01 PM
Jazz Pregame show starts 𝑵𝑶𝑾!
📺 Tune in to @ATTSportsNetRM pic.twitter.com/uchgR0JrwJ – 7:00 PM
Primeros 5 en la cancha
Noche Latina // @GoyaFoods pic.twitter.com/ypwotGRrBc – 7:00 PM
I asked Jazz coach Will Hardy about the challenge of defending Jimmy Butler during this scoring surge, considering that Butler is doing it mostly with 2-pointers and free throws. Found his answer really interesting. Emphasis mine. pic.twitter.com/RGVAfXKd8u – 7:00 PM
Dolphins D at this point: Wilkins/Sieler/Davis on DL; Phillips, Chubb, Baker, Long at LB; Holland and Brandon Jones (or current free agent) at safety; Howard/Ramsey at CB. Ogbah, Kohou, etc off bench. Baker’s salary becomes guaranteed Friday, but cap hit sizable if Miami moved on – 6:50 PM
Jimmy Butler is in the midst of the best post All Star break stretch of his career. As the Heat head into the final month of the season the question is whether they can find any rhythm behind him — so that they don’t squander another year of his prime. espn.com/nba/story/_/id… – 6:42 PM
So the expected lineup tonight for the Heat:
Do they go 10? Does somebody get initially cut from rotation tonight? – 6:26 PM
Dolphins live blog: A generally quiet first 6 hours for Dolphins as Miami looks for help at their price: miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/mia… – 6:24 PM
Jazz coach Will Hardy on Bam Adebayo:
“He’s a hell of a player”
“He’s got great feet offensively, great hands, great decision making, underrated as a handler.”
“Going into a game against Bam, the one thing you have to match is his effort…It can turn a game.” – 6:11 PM
Spoelstra implies the plan is to keep monitoring Kyle Lowry’s minutes as he comes off the bench. “I’m going to do a better job tonight than I did in Orlando.” – 5:53 PM
Erik Spoelstra on Jimmy Butler not getting a shot in OT last game:
“I think that overtime period just got away from us. That was not our finest moment defensively.”
“It led to possessions that were unintentional.” – 5:53 PM
Spoelstra indicates the plan remains to play Kyle Lowry in reserve. Said wants to keep minutes manageable. – 5:49 PM
#UTAvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Caleb Martin (knee) and Duncan Robinson (health and safety protocols) are both available to play in tonight’s game vs the Jazz. – 5:45 PM
Heat say Kyle Lowry, Caleb Martin and Duncan Robinson available. Out are Orlando Robinson, Nikola Jovic and Cody Zeller. – 5:44 PM
From earlier — Heat’s Yurtseven’s time has come again with Cody Zeller suffering broken nose. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… – 5:36 PM
From earlier — Vincent says Heat searching for recipe for success, as Nets and Knicks create indigestion. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… – 5:36 PM
From earlier — ASK IRA: Are the Heat failing Jimmy Butler? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… – 5:35 PM
Mic check 1, 2… @Bam Adebayo wired for the game🎙️
(TikTok // @Miami Heat) pic.twitter.com/rlueQ60r0V – 4:48 PM
NBA adjusted its national TV schedule
Games moving onto NBA TV:
OKC Thunder at Clippers on March 23
Bucks at Nuggets on March 25
Mavericks at Pacers on March 27
Games moving off of NBA TV:
Nets at Heat on March 25
Pelicans at Clippers on March 25
Bucks at Pistons on March 27 – 4:10 PM
The #Nets at #Heat on Saturday March 25 has been dropped by #NBATV, as has New Orleans at the #Clippers. Milwaukee at Denver will now be televised by NBA TV. – 4:05 PM
NBA TV drops plans to air the Brooklyn-Miami game on March 25, which will be part of the Udonis Haslem celebration weekend by the Heat. – 4:04 PM
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My bad y’all. I tweeted the wrong injury report. Jordan clarkson and Collin sexton are out tonight. Walker Kessler is available. My apologies. – 3:51 PM
Terrific note from the @Utah Jazz TV crew.
Jazz – Points by Rookies This Season
7.3 Oct – Nov
14.8 Dec – Jan
37.2 March (NBA #1)
Jazz v. Heat 5:30 tonight Tune In – 3:41 PM
The Heat’s uneven week left Jimmy Butler not even nominated for NBA East Player of Week that went to Joel Embiid. Solo brilliance; team mediocrity. – 3:40 PM
Kyle Lowry has been upgraded from questionable to available for Heat tonight vs. visiting Jazz. Caleb Martin, who missed Saturday due to a sore left knee, has been upgraded to probable. – 3:38 PM
Kings star Domantas Sabonis earned NBA Western Conference Player of the Week honors. Lakers superstar Anthony Davis was a nominee along with former Laker Talen Horton-Tucker, Devin Booker and Kawhi Leonard: pic.twitter.com/AHV9DgqEFl – 3:36 PM
Kyle Lowry has been upgraded to available for tonight vs. Jazz. Caleb Martin upgraded to probable.
Duncan Robinson still questionable.
Nikola Jovic, Orlando Robinson and Cody Zeller out. – 3:34 PM
The wait is OVER. We’re dropping the ultimate 313 Collection with local fashion creatives @TyMopkins and Mia Ray.
These two DET icons created a unique Detroit-inspired merchandise pieces – paying homage to the city they both grew up in 💙❤️
🔗:https://t.co/amrw0BsCqq pic.twitter.com/3K5TXcxZjc – 3:13 PM
Updated Jazz injury report for tonight at Heat:
OUT – Jordan Clarkson (left hand – fourth finger sprain)
OUT – Micah Potter (G League – Two-Way)
OUT – Collin Sexton (left hamstring strain) – 3:07 PM
JTA & THT gettin’ up shots in MIA ☀️
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/d4v7Sp5pSi – 3:05 PM
Jimmy is on his way to another All-NBA worthy season, and it’s a season that few players have ever had.
@CoupNBA takes a deep dive into the fantastic play we’re seeing from 22 ⬇️ – 3:03 PM
Gabe Vincent says Heat still searching for recipe for success, as Nets and Knicks create indigestion. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Also: Optimism follows Lowry return; Orlando Robinson has a moment in return to G League. – 2:56 PM
“The San Antonio Spurs host the Miami Heat for Game 5…”
Celebrate the Spurs’ championship run to their fifth title at 2014 Championship Night tomorrow at the AT&T Center! 🏆 https://t.co/a5IiII1SXR pic.twitter.com/luytbkwfb5 – 2:56 PM
March 13 RPR ROY:
1. Jalen Williams: 4.9
2. Paolo Banchero: 4.7
3. Walker Kessler: 3.5
4. Bennedict Mathurin: 3.1
5. Keegan Murray: 2.5
6. Jalen Duren: 2.4
7. Jaden Ivey: 2.1
8. Tari Eason: 1.0
9. Jabari Smith Jr.: 0.9
10. Jeremy Sochan: 0.7 pic.twitter.com/fe06nPZ8hh – 2:45 PM
Walker Kessler is questionable for tonight against the Miami Heat with non Covid Illness…Jordan clarkson is questionable with a left finger sprain – 2:37 PM
UPDATED @utahJazz Injury Report against the @Miami Heat.
*OUT – Jordan Clarkson (left hand – fourth finger sprain)
OUT – Micah Potter (G League – Two-Way)
OUT – Collin Sexton (left hamstring strain)
#TakeNote | @kslsports – 2:36 PM
One lineup I’d like to see the Heat experiment with is Herro, Strus, Butler, Love and Bam. Maximum spacing and enough ball-handling. Would be vulnerable on defense but Bam and Butler should fortify things. (This lineup has played just one possession this season.) – 2:22 PM
The Jazz come into Miami tonight having outscored opponents by three points all season.
Jazz 7974, Opponents 7971.
It’s not even the NBA’s closest margin. The Clippers have that, having outscored opponents by 1 – 7765-7764.
(Hawks also have a 3-point differential: 7975-7972) – 2:00 PM
Post All Star break, the Heat’s offensive rating drops from 113 to 103 when Jimmy Butler goes off the floor
Actually it’s a -18 NET rating when he’s off the floor
Heat-Jazz coming up tonight at 7:30 – 1:24 PM
Source: Utah guard Mike Saunders Jr. is in the transfer portal.
Played sparingly, had a spurt down the stretch when Rollie Worster was hurt.
Utes now unofficially at two open scholarships for 2023-24. – 1:23 PM
Opening the week with the Jazz in town. See how we’ve fared against Utah as of late, plus other news & notes heading into tonight’s matchup
Gameday Rundown // @GoyaFoods – 1:15 PM
#UTAvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Caleb Martin (knee) and Duncan Robinson (health and safety protocols) are both listed as questionable to play in tonight’s game vs the Jazz.
Cody Zeller (nasal fracture) has been ruled out. – 12:59 PM
Duncan Robinson has been upgraded to questionable for tonight’s game. He’s in health and safety protocols. – 12:36 PM
Duncan Robinson, who had been in health and safety protocols, has been upgraded to questionable for tonight against Utah. – 12:35 PM
Race for the Western Conference play-in spots:
Jazz — 33 wins, 35 losses
Thunder — 33 wins, 35 losses
Lakers — 33 wins, 35 losses
Pelicans — 33 wins, 35 losses
🍿🍿🍿 pic.twitter.com/7b9HhS36Tk – 12:27 PM
2. Jazz owner Ryan Smith, when asked about the availability of abortion services at the Utah Royals/NWSL press conferences, told reporters that “it was important across all of our organizations that that medical benefit was available.”
sltrib.com/sports/rsl/202… – 12:24 PM
NEW: Launching our Dolphins live blog, which we will update around the clock during this first week of free agency. Miami looks to fill multiple needs on Day 1 of free agency. Updates here on RB, ILB: miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/mia… – 12:22 PM
A few off-court Jazz stories from the @sltrib in the last 48h:
1. Jazz officials told The Tribune that they had no involvement in discussions on SLC homelessness during the All-Star weekend. However, emails from a public records request said otherwise:
sltrib.com/news/2023/03/1… – 12:19 PM
Heat’s Yurtseven’s time has come again with Cody Zeller suffering broken nose. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… – 12:12 PM
ASK IRA: Are the Heat failing Jimmy Butler sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… – 12:11 PM
The Heat are currently 36-33 and are the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference. pic.twitter.com/5yWN0GyIDu – 12:03 PM
The Heat entered the All-Star break with the NBA’s fifth-best defensive rating.
In 10 games since the break, the Heat’s defense is ranked No. 22 in the league.
That slippage has probably been the most concerning aspect of the Heat’s play in recent weeks. – 12:02 PM
closing out the road trip in Miami 🌴
⏰ 5:30 PM MT
📻 @kslsportszone | @kslsports
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/8ll3bAB9kg – 11:48 AM
Tip times are set for the Huntsman Center on Friday.
(2) Utah vs. (15) Gardner-Webb, 5:30 p.m.
(7) NC State vs. (10) Princeton, 8 p.m.
Winners to the round of 32 on Sunday. – 11:39 AM
The Pistons are celebrating 313 Day at tonight’s game. Here’s everything they’ve planned, from a 25k Hutch’s diamond chain giveaway to retail partnerships with Mia Ray and Ty Mopkins freep.com/story/sports/n… – 11:23 AM
Good news! If the Heat were to begin to positively revert to the mean today, they’d shoot 56% on 3s over their next 13 games. – 11:18 AM
The @ringer has the Heat’s odds of being stuck in the play-in at 88%. That feels right, since it also feels like a 12% chance that they’ll start making shots (which will help the slipping defense). – 11:14 AM
I’ve been pretty bullish on the Heat making a final push to get the No. 6 seed. The Knicks skid (and Brunson’s injury) opens the door. But the Heat have to do, like, something.
They haven’t won three straight games in a month, and haven’t won four in a row since mid-December. – 11:12 AM
The Heat are three games in the loss column behind the Knicks for No. 6 & have two games left against New York. Those are obv must-wins but Miami would still trail in the standings if they win both. If Knicks go 5-5 in their other 10, Heat would have to go 7-4 in remaining 11. – 11:10 AM
The Heat’s offensive rating before the All-Star break: 111.1
The Heat’s offensive rating after the All-Star break: 111.1 – 10:57 AM
Celebrando Noche Latina en el 305 🎊
Noche Latina // @GoyaFoods pic.twitter.com/FWXcfho2mv – 10:25 AM
New episode of @LockedOnHeat
– Is Jimmy Butler fed up with the Heat’s season?
– A message to the front office
– A conversation about officiating
– Kyle Lowry returns
Podcast: https://t.co/M4LXrtLtRy pic.twitter.com/9KZaAjBvvp – 9:56 AM
From last night.
Utah WBB is a 2-seed at one of Greenville regionals and is set to host Gardner-Webb in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at the Huntsman Center.
NC State and Princeton also coming west later this week. sltrib.com/sports/utah-ut… – 9:20 AM
Omer Yurtseven’s time has come again with Heat, as he again seeks to seize moment. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… “There’s a lot that I can help with.” – 9:03 AM
Before the season started, an Orlando Magic assistant coach gave Wendell Carter Jr. a piece of motivation that played a factor in Saturday’s win over the Miami Heat.
For @orlandosports on a list in Carter’s locker that drives him every day: orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando… – 9:03 AM
Are the Heat failing Jimmy Butler? Latest “Ask Ira” at sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… plus more. – 8:29 AM