After starting their six-game road trip 0-2, the Miami Heat will have a chance tonight to record their second straight victory after destroying the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night when they tip-off at 9:00 PM EST in EnergySolutions Arena to play the Utah Jazz.
After struggling with inconsistent play so far this season, Mario Chalmers had a breakout game for the Miami Heat with a career-high 34 points thanks to his 10 three-pointers, just one game after failing to knock down a potential game-winning three-pointer against the Portland Trailblazers. He'll look to carry that momentum into tonight's game against the pesky Jazz.
According to ESPN.com, the Heat are a surprising 14-1 when Chalmers scores at least eight points. The Heat were struggling to score points recently until the blowout victory in Sacramento where they scored a season-high 128 points. The Heat are just 4-3 in their last seven games and 8-8 on the road this season. The Jazz have won five of its last seven games.
Al Jefferson has been huge for the Utah Jazz this season but only scored six points and attempted just eight field goals when the Heat had their way with the visiting Jazz on December 22 in a 105-89 victory.
Shane Battier could miss his third straight game for the Heat with a hamstring injury. Jazz forward Marvin Williams has missed the last 3 games for the Jazz with a right knee injury and guard Jamaal Tinsley could be out due to illness.
For more on the history of these two teams, make sure to head on over to SLC Dunk for a look back at memorable games between the Heat and Jazz.