There are not many words to write after a game like that. I mean, what do you want to read about this game? From the very beginning of the game, the Miami Heat were dominated. Starting the game down 13-0, the Heat never had a chance. Before the quarter was over, they were down 25 points.
It was never close.
Not one time did the Heat give any indication they were ready to play this game, or that they were going to make any type of run to make it interesting. It was over as soon as it started.
So what went wrong? The Heat didn’t make many shots and the Jazz made a lot of theirs. That’s a simple way to break it down. Utah was on point, Miami was completely out of sync. Not only were they not hitting, but their offense was predictable, stagnant and down right sad to watch most of the time.
There was some combination of bad luck, but everything went against them. The fact that Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside weren’t playing did not help the Heat at all. They could have used them for sure, but the effort just wasn’t there. The attention to details was gone. They let go of the rope for the night.
I could write and tell you about the stats and all, but you can figure that out on your own. Let’s just say the Heat had less turnovers than the Jazz and took about the same amount of field goal attempts and still got roasted. The Jazz shot 52% for the field and the Heat shot only 36%.
Bad night. The Heat lost 111-84 and that’s with outscoring the reserve Jazz players by 12 in the fourth.
Next up: @ Memphis on Friday night.
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