It was the second consecutive night that James finished just short of a triple double with nine assists and nine rebounds.
The rest of the big three had big nights as well. Dwyane Wade had 27 points and five rebounds and Chris Bosh scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds.
Alec Burks came off of the bench to lead all scorers with 31 points on a very efficient 12-of-17 shooting from the floor. He also had seven assists, four steals and three rebounds. Derrick Favors added 17 points, seven rebounds and two blocks while Enes Kanter had 14 points and eight rebounds off of the bench.
When you pit the two time defending champions against one of the worst teams in the NBA, you’d expect the game to be no contest. To the Jazz’s credit, they had three point halftime lead before the Heat took over in the third, winning the quarter 36-21.
The Heat are now 18-6 while the Jazz are 6-21.