Welcome to your Daily NBA Fix for Sunday, Feb. 9, the morning after the Utah Jazz shocked the two-time defending champion Miami Heat in Salt Lake City.
For LeBron James, it was his worst game ever in a building where he has regularly dominated. Going into the game on Saturday, James had averaged 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while shooting 52 percent at Utah.
But on Saturday night, James was just 4-of-13 and matched his season low with 13 points as the Jazz stunned the Heat 94-89.
Utah came into the game as the worst defensive team in the NBA, allowing 108 points per 100 possessions. But they held Miami to 43 percent shooting and the Heat didn’t get to 90 points.
Of course, Miami came in as the best shooting team in the NBA, so the results … they don’t always make a lot of sense.
Elsewhere around the Association, the Grizzlies set a dubious NBA record in a win at Atlanta, the Spurs won at Charlotte, the Pistons clobbered Denver, Portland beat the short-handed Timberwolves, Houston did what everyone seems to do—beat the Bucks—and the Suns handled Golden State.
The Daily NBA Fix will deliver highlights, game capsules, the top and bottom five players, the dreaded Goose Egg, Clean and Sober and Ironman awards, we’ll recap who’s circling the drain, there will be some interesting pieces of relevant (and not-so-relevant) information and we’ll look at today’s daily lines for those people who like to wager a buck or two.
Check out the highlights below from the night that was, then get into the game capsules (home teams in CAPS).