The Miami Heat took down the Utah Jazz 105-89 in the first meeting between the two in Miami since the "Millsap Miracle" in Miami drove us all crazy with excitement.
If you can recall that game, Millsap was able to knock down three three-pointers to grab 11 points for the Jazz in the final 28 seconds of the game to force overtime, from where the Jazz went on to win.
This one was a little bit different.
Miami was able to win the rebounding battle by a single board in this one, but they were also able to flat-out outshoot the Jazz, shooting over 52 percent from the field compared to Utah's 41 percent.
Even without Chris Bosh on the floor to provide some spacing and scoring in the post, the Heat were able to keep the Jazz defense scrambling and their offense settling for jump shots.
The Jazz eventually stopped hitting jumpers, and after a stretch run to begin the third quarter, the Jazz were never back into this one.
A tiny threat was made down the stretch in the fourth quarter, but it was never serious enough to get LeBron James to stop biting his nails out of habit instead of nervousness.
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