In what was a tightly contested affair throughout, the HEAT just didn’t make enough plays down the stretch and ultimately fell to the Jazz 116-101 Wednesday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Let’s get into some takeaways.
1. Butler Feasts Inside
From the start, Jimmy Butler probed his dribble and attacked the basket for finishes inside or wise jumpers from the block.
Perhaps his most impressive play of the contest came on this bucket with contact against Rudy Gobert early in the third quarter:
When it was all said and done, Butler amassed a team-high 25 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 shooting from the free-throw line, eight boards and one assist.