Despite coming into the game without the services of Chris Bosh, who missed the game with the flu, Miami had little trouble with Utah, leading by four at the half, and stretching that to double digits in the second quarter. The key to the game was the Miami defense, which held Utah to 41% shooting, while the Heat shot 52% from the field, including 11 three-pointers.
James nearly had a triple-double for Miami, with 30 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. Wade had an impressive all-around game in his own right, with 21 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. Shane Battier chipped in 15 points, and Ray Allen 13.
The Heat maintain their standing on top of the Eastern Conference with the win, and will see a Finals rematch against Oklahoma City on Christmas Day. The Jazz will finish off a back-to-back, playing the Magic in Orlando on Sunday.