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PreHeat: Miami Heat (14-8) @ Utah Jazz (16-6)

  • The Heat would like to accomplish a lot of goals tonight. Most importantly, they're going to seek revenge for letting the Jazz steal a win on their home court back on November 9th. They're also looking for their first road victory against a team with a winning record and to continue their streak of five games without losing. Wade wouldn't mind making it three games in a row where he's scored at least 25 points and grabbed more than 10 rebounds.
  • The Jazz overcame what was once a 22-point deficit and tied the game in regulation despite trailing by 8 points with only 37.3 seconds left. Then Paul Millsap hit his third, fourth and fifth 3-pointers of his career to go along with another 3-pointer from Deron Williams. The Heat could have won the game regardless of the freak shooting display by the Jazz if they had taken care of business at the free throw line but they went 6-0f-9 and then allowed Millsap to tip-in the game-trying field goal to send it into overtime. The team would be wise to relive this horrendous stretch of basketball by watching it on film repeatedly before tonight's game to get the proper motivation. Both teams would currently have the same record if the game had ended in a Heat win.
  • Surprisingly, the Heat have won four of their last six visits to Utah. The Jazz are currently 9-4 this season at home and the Heat are an uninspiring 4-5 on the road. The Jazz have won six of their last seven games in Salt Lake City.
  • Center Mehmet Okur (Achilles) is out and center Kyle Fesenko (ankle) is doubtful for the Jazz. Mike Miller, Udonis Haslem and Dexter Pittman continue to be on the Heat's inactive list.
Probable Heat starters: Carlos Arroyo, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Zydrunas Ilgauskas Probable Jazz starters: Deron Williams, Raja Bell, Andrei Kirilenko, Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson

Tipoff: 9 p.m., Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City.

TV -- Sun Sports. Radio -- WAXY (790-AM), WQBA (1140-AM, Español)