National Basketball Association
Miami 111, Utah 105
When: 5:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 13, 2021
Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
#47 Bennie Adams, #31 Scott Wall, #26 Pat Fraher
Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson and Kyle Lowry each scored more than 20 points and the Miami Heat survived a furious late rally to snap a three-game losing streak Saturday with a 111-105 win over the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.
Herro saved the day for Miami, ending a late 18-point run by the Jazz by hitting two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to give the Heat their final six-point margin.
Herro finished with 27 points. Robinson drained 6 of 11 3-pointers for 22 points, and Lowry added 21 points.
All five Heat starters ended up in double figures, including a double-double from P.J. Tucker (13 points, 11 rebounds) and 13-point, seven-rebound, seven-assist outing by Bam Abadayo.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 of his team-high 26 points in the second half for the Jazz and played a key role in Utah's comeback effort. Jordan Clarkson also had a big game with 25 points.
Donovan Mitchell didn't score for the first quarter-and-a-half, but finished with 22 points for Utah, while Rudy Gobert scored 14 with 13 rebounds.
Miami earned the win despite playing without Jimmy Butler, who missed his second straight game with a sprained right ankle, and Markieff Morris (whiplash).
Despite the absence of the two key contributors, the Heat still had plenty of firepower, jumping out to an early 16-point lead and then blowing up in the third quarter when Herro, Lowry and Robinson combined for 26 points.
Miami outscored Utah 37-21 in that period to take a commanding 95-69 lead after three.
Not unexpectedly, the Jazz made a late push to make things interesting.
Lowry hit two free throws with 4:31 remaining to give Miami a seemingly safe 109-87 lead. Similar to what happened a week previously, when the Jazz rallied late before losing to the Heat, Utah scored 18 consecutive points to pull within four points with 14.5 seconds remaining.
Utah has now dropped four of five games, including two losses to Miami in a week.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Tyler Herro 27
Bojan Bogdanovic 26
Bam Adebayo 7
Mike Conley 8
P.J. Tucker 11
Rudy Gobert 13
Tyler Herro 6
||Free Throws Made
Jordan Clarkson 5
Kyle Lowry 2
Donovan Mitchell 5
Bam Adebayo 1
Royce O'Neale 2
Team Stats Summary
Utah will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Jazz have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
Miami will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City. The Heat have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .600 after a loss.