Miami Heat get a needed home win over Utah with hot outside shooting

Gabe Vincent #2 of the Miami Heat drives against Talen Horton-Tucker #0 of the Utah Jazz(Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
Gabe Vincent #2 of the Miami Heat drives against Talen Horton-Tucker #0 of the Utah Jazz(Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat had a tough contest on Monday night, facing off against an explosive Utah Jazz squad. On the back of a Saturday night defeat to their in-state rivals, the Orlando Magic, the Miami Heat knew they had to come in and get a victory to hold water in an Eastern Conference where the teams directly ahead of them are steadily ringing off wins.

Knowing that they would have to put their best foot forward to get a win against this hungry Utah jazz bunch, one that features a ton of electric scorers that includes the 7-foot yet versatile Lauri Markkanen, the Miami Heat did just that.

On the back of another Jimmy Butler heroic masterclass of a performance for his team, the Miami Heat came out and not only got the stops that they needed but made big shots. And in one of his best performances in quite a while, Gabe Vincent came out of the gate hot to get the Heat started, nailing three triples very early in the game.

The Miami Heat got a tough win on Monday night over an electric Utah Jazz squad. And they would do so on the back of some hot outside shooting.

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But he would not be alone in his cluster shooting, as his point guard counterpart in Kyle Lowry would drain a pair of threes late to help the Heat seal it. Overall, this Miami Heat team shot the ball as well from range as they have all year long in a singular game but that’s a phenomenon that’s actually at the top of our minds right now.

Believe it or not, this Miami Heat team has seen they’re shooting trending back in the right direction since hitting the floor after the All-Star break. Not only has this Miami Heat team seen their shooting get back to where it was before the All-Star break but dare it be said, their shooting might be improving to a point that can be stated to be their best all year.

Regardless, it was crucial and showed its head in a much-needed win against a Utah Jazz team that can, flat-out, run you out of the building on offense. But more than just that, it should give you hope for the future.

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If this Miami Heat team can continue to find range shooting, a notion that has been uttered several times in recent weeks, then the sky is still the limit— especially with playoff Jimmy Butler in tow.