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Utah Jazz vs Miami Heat preview: Start time, channel, injury report

The Jazz return home to face a potentially shorthanded Miami Heat

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The Utah Jazz (13-19) are returning home to face the Miami Heat (19-12) in a Saturday matinee match at the Delta Center.

The Jazz, who finished their five-game road-trip at a promising 3-2 record, are welcomed back to Salt Lake City with a fully-healthy roster playing their most promising basketball this season. On the road, Utah mounted an impressive 17-point comeback against the Toronto Raptors, strung together smooth victories against the lesser Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs, and nearly pulled off an upset against the New Orleans Pelicans. As a consolation for their improved play, the Jazz now face off against last season’s Eastern Conference Champions.

The Miami Heat roll into Utah having won four straight and seven of their last ten. Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo, and Jimmy Butler lead their charge, with each averaging north of 20 points per game this season. Herro, who returned in December from a grade-two ankle sprain, has impressed with career-high production in points, assists, steals, and shooting percentages. Adebayo has continued his rolling campaign for Defensive Player of the Year honors this season, averaging greater than a block and steal a game. The Heat have also capitalized on revitalized seasons from Duncan Robinson and Josh Richardson, alongside an impressive rookie season for Jamie Jaquez Jr.


Game Info

When: Wednesday, December 29th, 3:00 PM MT

Where: Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

TV/Streaming: Jazz+, KJZZ

Radio: KSL 1160 AM & 102.7 FM


Injury Report

Utah Jazz

The Jazz will only miss players due to G-League assignments on Saturday:

Miami Heat

Miami may face off against the Jazz with a shorthanded roster:

PROBABLE – Duncan Robinson (foot)

QUESTIONABLE – Josh Richardson (back)

QUESTIONABLE – Jamie Jaquez Jr. (illness)

QUESTIONABLE – Kyle Lowry (soreness)

QUESTIONABLE – Jimmy Butler (calf)

DOUBTFUL – Caleb Martin (ankle)