Utah Jazz Suffer Setback at Miami

The Utah Jazz suffered their seventh loss of the season at Miami on Friday night.
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The Utah Jazz suffered their seventh loss of the season at Miami on Friday night. After trailing by as much as eight midway through the fourth quarter, the Jazz battled back and took the lead with a few minutes remaining. However, the Heat outplayed the Jazz during clutch time and went on to win 124-116. The Jazz missed their last seven shots from the field.

For the Jazz, the game at Miami was a good learning experience for a team that hasn't needed to play many clutch minutes this season. 

Utah shot well below their average from three against the Heat shooting 15/46 (33%) from deep. Perhaps the story of the game was the rebounding advantage for Miami. The Heat outrebounded the Jazz 50-36 on Friday night.

Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic gave the Jazz a lot of problems on defense. Those two scored 33 points and 26 points, respectively.

The Jazz won't have much time to dwell on the loss - they play at Orlando on Saturday night. Then they travel to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans and Philadelphia to take on the 76ers to wrap up the four-game road trip.

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