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Game Thread - Miami Heat (15-8) @ Utah Jazz (16-6)

I won't pretend to know the outcome of tonight's game. What I think I can tell you, with some degree of confidence, what won't happen.

First, Paul Millsap will not score 46 points tonight. Maybe he'll get 50, but not exactly 46.

Second, the Jazz will not get down 22 points again. Maybe 24, but not 22 exactly.

Really, the last game in Miami was an anomaly. I don't discount Millsap's skill, but he's not scoring 11 points in 30 seconds again, let alone to tie the game and send it to OT.

In addition, you're not going to see the Jazz fall far behind like the last time either.

So if you're looking for a repeat performance, you're not going to get it.

However, that doesn't mean that this game will be any less entertaining. Both teams are going to up for it and we should see everyone battling.

Miami of course would like to extend their five-game winning streak. Those teams though are a combined 43-64 with Atlanta being the sole team over .500. In fact, they're just 3-7 against teams over .500 on the year. Those wins came against Phoenix, Orlando, and Atlanta. They did post significant win margins in those games.

So both teams have quite a bit to play for tonight. Miami would get a stamp of validation on their recent winning streak with a win in Utah. The Jazz on the other hand have a nightmarish week and need to start winning at home.