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Game #27 -- Utah Jazz (6-20) @ Miami Heat (17-7)December 16, 2013, 5:30 p.m. -- AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FLTV: ROOT Sports, RADIO: 1280 AM / 97.5 FM

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NBA Regular Season Game #27:
Utah Jazz (6-20) @ Miami Heat (17-6)

December Game Streams / Hot Hot Hoops (SBN) / Jazz vs Heat coverage

We just need to make a quick trade for Paul Millsap, and everything will be better ....

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Basics you need to know:

  • Miami is really good on defense, and they cause the most turn overs in the league
  • Their offense wants to counter attack after turn overs
  • Almost everyone on their team can make open three pointers
  • Their defense and offense are both Top 10, and have a margin of victory of +7.0 in ppg, and +7.6 in Off/Def RTG
  • LeBron James can beat teams by himself
  • Utah has caught fire of late with all of our wins
  • The team is finally healthy, and that has improved rotations
  • Richard Jefferson and Marvin Williams are having good comeback years, oh btw, they are both in contract years. What a co-incidence!
  • Trey Burke makes everything better
  • Enes Kanter is in a funk
  • The local Heat announcers are worse than the Jazz

Never Forget:

Injury recap:

  • Miami is without Michael Beasley (SF/PF), and Greg Oden (Ent)
  • Utah has no injuries

Possible Starters:

Player Pos G MPG PPG RPG APG TO A:TO SPG BPG PER USG% AST% TRB%
Trey Burke 1 14 28.9 13.1 3.4 5.0 1.4 3.6 0.7 0.1 15.8 23.5% 30.7% 6.8%
Mario Chalmers 1 21 27.4 8.8 2.5 4.6 2.1 2.2 1.8 0.3 14.3 17.0% 24.3% 5.8%
Gordon Hayward 2 3 26 36.6 17.2 5.4 4.7 2.8 1.7 1.3 0.5 16.1 24.5% 22.5% 8.4%
Dwyane Wade 2 1 17 33.7 18.8 4.8 5.2 3.4 1.5 2.1 0.6 21.3 27.6% 26.9% 9.0%
Richard Jefferson 3 2 26 27.8 10.2 3.0 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.6 0.3 11.2 17.6% 10.3% 6.1%
LeBron James 3 4 23 35.6 25.0 6.7 6.4 3.8 1.7 1.4 0.3 29.2 29.6% 33.2% 11.8%
Marvin Williams 3 4 16 26.2 10.9 5.1 1.4 0.8 1.8 1.1 0.5 16.8 16.5% 9.4% 11.0%
Shane Battier 3 4 22 20.5 4.5 1.8 0.5 0.0 12.0 0.5 0.7 8.5 10.0% 3.7% 5.5%
Derrick Favors 5 4 24 32.0 13.5 9.2 1.3 2.2 0.6 1.2 1.4 18.4 20.1% 7.4% 16.4%
Chris Bosh 4 5 22 28.6 14.3 6.1 0.9 1.4 0.6 0.9 1.1 18.2 22.2% 5.0% 13.4%

Yikes, good thing our bench is so strong.

GO JAZZ GO!

Poll

Who is going to win tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    The Mighty Utah Jazz
    (10 votes)
  • 62%
    The Miami Heat
    (17 votes)
27 votes total Vote Now