Every once in a while, LeBron James reminds fans that he is, in fact, human. Saturday night in Utah was one of those instances.
Against a 16-33 Jazz team, James managed to score just 13 points, tying his season low. Meanwhile, Utah got a big performance from Marvin Williams and clutch late-game shooting from Trey Burke to pull off the 94-89 upset.
LeBron made just 4-of-13 from the floor, including an ugly 1-of-6 from three-point range. He did contribute seven rebounds and five assists, but James also committed five turnovers in 39 minutes.
Williams led the Jazz with 23 points, but it was the rookie Burke who came through in the clutch. The Jazz point guard, who received some pregame pointers from Heat guard Ray Allen, buried a 19-foot jumper off the dribble to give Utah a four-point lead with 24.9 seconds left.
The 13 points from James matched his output Nov. 19 against Atlanta, but that was a game the Heat won, 104-88. The poor output against Utah came as a surprise, as James' 29.6 points per game career average against the Jazz is his second highest against any one team, behind only Boston (30.1).
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Miami and moved the Heat four games behind the Indiana Pacers for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.