Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Even without Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat were able to lock up the Utah Jazz and score enough points to keep up their winning ways at home.
The Heat took their time getting rid of the Jazz as the Jazz continued to hang around. But the Heat took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter and a late spurt put the game completely out of reach for the Heat's 18th win of the season and their 13th at home.
The Heat were led by LeBron James' 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Dwyane Wade's 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, as they made up for the absence of Bosh. Shane Battier pitched in 15 points of his own, including four three-pointers as the Heat hit nine threes as a team.
The Heat held the Jazz to only 41.4% from the field and forced them into 19 turnovers. Utah was led by Marvin Williams' 16 points, as only three players scored in double-figures.
Miami improved to a Eastern Conference-leading 18-6 as Utah fell back to .500 at 14-14.