The Miami Heat took another step back in their bid to keep the race for the top of the Eastern Conference any less close as their road record dropped below 50% with a frustrating 97-104 loss to the Utah Jazz on Jan. 14, 2013.
Utah got off to a great start outscoring the defending NBA Champions 44-59 in the first half. While the Heat would make a strong push in the second half to come back, in the end their first half falterings dictated the result.
In typical style LeBron James led the Heat with 32 points, but the true telling of the statistics was the Utah out rebounding the Heat 23-40 on the night. The Jazz's ability to crash the boards over the Heat all night long saw them dominate possession on both ends of the court.
A dominate double double of 23 points and 11 rebounds for Al Jefferson led the stats in the box score for the Jazz and helped the team pull to within two games of moving back into the playoff places for the Western Conference
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