NBA Game Summary - Miami at Utah
(Saturday, January 14th)
Final Score: Miami 100, Utah 94
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade netted a game-high 31 points and added eight rebounds and eight assists as the Miami Heat defeated the Utah Jazz, 100-94, at the Delta Center.
James Posey added 17 points and grabbed nine boards for the Heat, who have won four straight to improve to 4-2 on their current season-high seven-game road trip.
Shaquille O'Neal added 12 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in the victory.
Andrei Kirilenko led the Jazz with 25 points and eight rebounds, as Utah had a three-game winning streak come to an end.
Mehmet Okur scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds in defeat.
Leading 73-70 after three quarters of play, the Heat opened the final period of play with a 10-4 spurt for an 83-74 lead. Antoine Walker hit two shots from beyond the arc during the stretch.
With 3:44 to go in the game, Okur sank two free throws to pull the Jazz within four points at 89-85.
With just under two minutes to go and guarded tightly by Keith McLeod, Wade hit a tough fade away jumper to push the Heat lead to 95-87.
Kirilenko drained a three-pointer from the right wing with 55 seconds left to play, making it a 95-92 game. Wade hit 3-of-4 from the charity stripe to follow to push the Miami lead to 98-92 with 26 ticks remaining to seal it for the Heat.
The Jazz led 28-26 after the opening quarter, led by Okur's 12 points and eight rebounds.
Each team scored 28 points in the second stanza and Utah took a 50-48 lead into halftime.
The Heat, who will close their road trip out against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, are now 11-11 away from home this season...Walker finished the game with nine points and Gary Payton came off the bench to score 11...The Jazz dropped to 8-9 at home this season...Miami has beaten the Jazz four straight times...The Heat are now 5-15 all-time in Utah.
01/15 00:10:46 ET