Hayward, Jazz add to Miami's woes, top Heat 102-91
MIAMI (AP) Gordon Hayward scored 25 points, Rodney Hood added 17 and the Utah Jazz beat Miami 102-91 on Saturday night, handing the Heat a fourth consecutive loss.
Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Utah, which used a 15-0 run midway through the game to pull away. Shelvin Mack scored 12 for Utah, while former Heat forward Joe Johnson and Dante Exum each added 10.
Hassan Whiteside had 15 points and 14 rebounds for Miami. James Johnson scored 15 points, Rodney McGruder added 14 and Josh Richardson finished with 12.
Utah was without George Hill (right thumb) and Boris Diaw (right knee) again, then lost Derrick Favors to left knee soreness in the first quarter. But a night after holding Orlando to 74 points, the Jazz limited Miami to 59 through three quarters.
At 2-6, Miami is off to its worst start since 2007-08.