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"That’s a real challenge," Lindsey said. "When you play small, your offensive efficiency can go up because of your skill-level and your spacing. But what they’ve been able to do is a credit to Erik and his staff and the buy-in from their players."
James remains the Heat’s leader.
Jazz at HeatAt American Airlines Arena
Tipoff » 5:30 p.m. MST
TV » ROOT Sports
Radio » 1280 AM, 1600 AM, 97.5 FM
Records » Jazz, 6-20; Heat, 17-6
Season series » First game
Last meeting » Jazz, 104-97 (Jan. 14, 2013)
About the Jazz » They are 5-6 in their last 11 games. ... They are 3-9 against the East. ... When they fail to score 100 points, they are 1-17. ... In the last three games, G Trey Burke averages 13.6 points and eight assists. He committed three turnovers in 90 minutes. ... As a team, they shoot 74.9 percent from the free-throw line.
About the Heat » They are 3-3 in their last six games. ... They are 4-0 against the West with wins over the Clippers (102-97), Dallas (110-104), Phoenix (107-92) and Minnesota (103-82). ... They have made at least one 3-point shot in 131 straight games. ... Their top scorers are F LeBron James (25.0) and G Dwyane Wade (18.8).
He averages 25 points a game. That would be his lowest scoring average since his rookie season of 2003-04. He’s also averaging 35.6 minutes, which would be a career-low. But everything the Heat does revolves around the four-time Most Valuable Player.
"He’s the head of the snake," said Williams. "He puts them in position to win every night. But the supporting cast is very good, too, and they are very well-coached."
Said Lucas: "It’s still early. A lot can happen. But right now the only team in the East that can match up with them is Indiana."
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