After losing three straight games, the Utah Jazz were back in the Vivint Smart Home Arena on Friday, Nov. 10 as it faced the Miami Heat. With the game staying close for the majority of the game, both the Jazz and Heat made it difficult for each other to find a steady lead, but by the final buzzer, the Heat took the 84-74 victory.
To start the game, guard Donovan Mitchell got the first four points of the first quarter, giving the Jazz a 4-0 lead. The Heat got some points of their own, but trailed the Jazz for the majority of the first quarter until the last two minutes when they snuck up behind the Jazz and took a 20-18 lead. Both team kept to tight in the beginning and by the end of the first quarter, the Heat led by a short margin of 25-22.
The Jazz had a strong start in the next quarter again, managing to tie up the score, but the Heat quickly took the lead back. Another tied score, fortunately for the Jazz, led to then taking the lead again, and by the end of the first half, the Jazz kept the Heat trailing 49-37.
The third quarter featured both teams going back and forth, putting point on the board and with yet another tied game going into the fourth quarter, both teams struggled to find a breakaway. The Heat however found its chance in the last seconds of the game ad finished with a 84-74 win.
Up next for the Jazz continue in the home-game stretch with a matchup against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, Nov. 11 in the Vivint Smart Home Arena. Tipoff is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. MT.
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