|Date of game: 12/17/2014
Recap: Miami vs. Utah
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Gordon Hayward tallied 29 points, seven assists and six rebounds as the Utah Jazz went into AmericanAirlines Arena and topped the short-handed Miami Heat, 105-87, to snap a six-game road losing skid.
Enes Kanter scored 18 points and Dante Exum gave 10 off the bench for Utah, which shot 14-for-25 from 3-point range.
Exum, the fifth pick in the 2014 draft, was coming off a career-high 12 points in a loss to New Orleans on Tuesday. The Australian rookie has reached double figures in back-to-back games for the first time this season.
"Quin (Snyder) has been good to me and he's given me a solid chance," said Exum. "I've just got to take the opportunity, come in and be aggressive."
Despite the loss, Dwyane Wade put on a show and deposited a game- and season- high 42 points for the Heat, who were again without star big man Chris Bosh. Bosh missed his third straight game with a calf strain.
"You want to win games like that so you can feel good about yourself," Wade said. "It's hard when you lose, even when you have a good individual performance."
Miami, which opened a seven-game homestand, fell to 4-8 at home this season.
Hayward scored 13 points in a first quarter that was dominated by the visitors. The Jazz shot 13-for-20, made four of their five shots from behind the arc and led 33-16 after one.
Exum's 3 early in the second made it 38-20 and forced Miami into a timeout.
The Heat won the second quarter, 25-22, but still trailed 55-41 at halftime.
Wade did all he could to keep the Heat close. His three-point play five minutes into the second half had Miami within seven points, but Kanter drained a corner 3 at the other end, then finished a spinning layup to push the margin back to 12.
Joe Ingles fed a cutting Exum for a layup that started a 5-0 run to close out the quarter for Utah, which was up 77-59 after three and led by at least 10 the rest of the way.
Wade scored 15 of Miami's 28 fourth-quarter points.Game Notes
Jazz forward Trevor Booker was ejected late in the second quarter after
receiving two technical fouls ... Alec Burks and Derrick Favors scored 12 and
11 points, respectively, for Utah ... Miami shot 27-for-70 from the floor.
Wade went 12-for-19 ... Wade shot 16-for-21 from the foul line ... Miami had
won nine of its last 10 home games against the Jazz.