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NBA Game Summary - Miami at Utah

(Friday, March 2nd)

Final Score: Utah 99, Miami 98

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Devin Harris scored just 13 points, but his three-point play with 4.5 seconds left was the difference, as Utah knocked off the Heat, 99-98, snapping Miami's nine-game winning streak.

With his team down two, Harris drove the lane and sank a floater while drawing a foul on Dwyane Wade for the decisive three-point play.

Udonis Haslem missed a jumper at the other end.

Utah finished with six players in double figures, led by Al Jefferson's 20 points. C.J. Miles netted 14, while Gordon Hayward and Josh Howard netted 12 and 10, respectively, to give Utah its second straight victory.

LeBron James scored 35 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, and handed out six assists, while Wade netted 31 and ripped down six boards in the loss. The Heat were without the third member of "The Big Three" as Chris Bosh missed his second straight contest due to a death in the family.

"I just try to make the right plays and do what it takes to win basketball games," said James, who passed off the final shot of the game. "At the end of the day, games are not lost on one shot at the end or me not taking a shot, but I know the chatter will begin. I wanted that game as bad as anyone else on that floor."

With the game tied, Wade fouled Harris on a three-point try from the top of the arc and the Jazz guard managed 2-of-3 from the line to give Utah a 94-92 edge.

Both teams came up empty on their ensuing possessions until James buried a triple to give the visitors a one-point advantage.

Jefferson missed a turnaround jumper on Utah's next trip down and James drilled an off-balance jumper to give the Heat a 97-94 lead with 26.1 seconds left on the clock.

Jefferson connected on a putback in the lane on the other end and the Jazz sent Wade to the line with 14 seconds remaining in the contest.

Wade hit the first, but came up short on the second, allowing Harris to complete the decisive three-point play.

Shane Battier inbounded the ball to James, who was quickly doubled. James found an open Haslem, but his jumper was off the mark as Utah held on for the victory.

"They made runs at us, they made big shots, but our guys," remarked Utah head coach Tyrone Corbin, "I can't say how proud I am of these guys of just staying in there and not getting their heads down and continuing to fight and fight."

After a Harris three pressed the lead to 18 in the third, Miami outscored Utah 15-4 over the final four-plus minutes of the quarter to cut the margin to 78-71 entering the final frame.

Despite four threes from Battier in the first, Utah led 27-26 after one.

Utah opened up the lead in the second, as Alec Burks hit a jumper, capping an 11-1 Jazz run to help give the home team a 57-44 lead at halftime.

Game Notes

Miami will travel to Los Angeles to face the Lakers on Sunday and Utah will visit Dallas on Saturday...Utah improved to 14-6 at home this year...Utah's Paul Millsap returned after missing the previous game with a bruised left heel. He finished with eight points and eight rebounds.

03/03 00:40:33 ET

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