Last night, December 12, the Jazz beat the Heat 111-84, splitting the season series 1-1.
"It started from the tip. We came out strong and didn't let up." —Donovan Mitchell
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) December 13, 2018
From the start, the game it was a pretty one-sided affair. The Jazz shot the lights out! notching a field goal percentage of 52.6% and shooting 50% 3PT%. They won in nearly every statistical category except had 4 fewer steals and 4 more turnovers, which at the end of the 48 minutes was a very inconsequential 4 more turnovers. Kyle Korver had an efficient game shooting 9 shots and make 6 of them ending the game with a 66.7 FG% and making 4/5 3 pointers within that. All of Utah’s starters were over 15 in the +/- column. Derrick Favors and Kyle Korver both came off the bench and put up 17 and 16 points respectively. Together they shot 76% from the field which reflects how much the bench contributed.
Miami’s highest scorer was Rodney McGruder with 16 points. The player with the highest +/- was Wayne Ellington with a 7. Rodney McGruder was second with a 1 and the rest of the team had a negative number in the +/- column. Dwayne Wade, in his last game in Utah before he retires had 6 points. Admittedly the heat were playing without Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic and when you are playing without 2 of your most efficient players you need to grade the teams performance on a little bit of a curve but still, only 2 players positively affecting that game and the rest having a negative effect isn’t good team ball.
My favorite play of the game last night pic.twitter.com/l1ZYS2tJyP
— Riley (@rgiss11) December 13, 2018
The Jazz were sharing the ball, making assists and scoring off of those assists. That is when the Jazz are at their best.