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3 takeaways from Utah Jazz’s 116-101 win over the Miami Heat

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) puts up a shot as the Utah Jazz and the Miami Heat play in an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) puts up a shot as the Utah Jazz and the Miami Heat play in an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz earned their fourth straight victory and will go into the All-Star break on a high note after defeating the Miami Heat 116-101 Wednesday at Vivint Arena.

  • Jordan Clarkson continued his great play of late on Wednesday. Clarkson is averaging 17.6 points per game, and followed up a 30-point outing against Houston and a 25-point performance against Dallas with a 21-point night against Miami.
  • The Jazz separated themselves after a back-and-forth game with a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter. Clarkson scored six points during the run, while Emmanuel Mudiay scored three. With eight minutes left in the game, the Jazz had an 11-point lead and control of the game.
  • Utah was on fire in the fourth quarter, shooting 52.4% from the field and a blistering 63.6% from 3-point range. Bojan Bogdanovic had eight points in the final quarter, while Clarkson chipped in seven. Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points to lead the Jazz. He shot 56.3% from the field, 50% from 3 and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in his final game before heading to the NBA All-Star game.

Next up: vs. San Antonio, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.