Jazz vs. Heat 2012 results: Miami rips Utah behind LeBron's 30

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James scored 30 points, and Dwyane Wade added 21 as the Heat had little trouble with Utah, even without Chris Bosh.

LeBron James scored 30 points, and Dwyane Wade added 21 as the Miami Heat (18-6) ripped the Utah Jazz (14-14), 105-89, at American Airlines Arena in Miami.

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.

Marvin Williams led four Jazz players with 16 points. Earl Watson added 15, followed by Paul Millsap (11) and Derrick Favors (10). Al Jefferson only scored six points, but pulled down 11 rebounds.

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.

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