Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena
When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 9:00 pm ET
We have a non-conference NBA matchup to consider when the Miami Heat meets Utah Jazz for game two of their two-game season series. The Heat are 35-18 this season and enter this matchup hoping to continue a one-game winning streak. The Jazz are 35-18 this season and are working on a three-game winning streak when they host Miami.
Heat Defeat Golden StateThe Heat has lost three of its last five games and if the regular season were to end today, Miami would be the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and is 11 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Wednesday marks game five of a six-game road trip that Miami will end after the All-Star break. Miami is 13-15 as the away team and has won two of their last five road games.
Miami scores 111.9 points while allowing 108.2 points per game and is shooting 46.9 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from downtown and 77.8 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Heat has eight players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star forward Jimmy Butler. Butler scores an average of 20.5 points per game with 6.8 caroms and leads Miami with 6.2 assists per game. Butler drains 25.5 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 21 points with ten rebounds and five assists in the Miami road win over Golden State.
Jazz Three Game Winning Streak
The Jazz has won three of their last five games and is 5.5 games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the top spot in the Western Conference. Tuesday marks the start of a six-game homestand and Utah is 1905 at Vivint Smart Home Arena this season and has won three of its last five home games.
Utah scores 111.2 points while allowing 107.3 points per game and is shooting 47.4 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from downtown and 76.5 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Jazz have six players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell. Mitchell scores an average of 24.3 points per game with 4.3 caroms and 4.3 assists per game. Mitchell drains 36 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 23 points with four rebounds and two assists in the Jazz road win over Dallas.