Finding out shortly before the game that Dwyane Wade would be sitting out with a bruised right knee could have sent the reeling Heat into an even bigger tailspin.
Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Enes Kanter added 18 and the Utah Jazz overcame 42 points from Dwyane Wade to beat the Miami Heat 105-87 on Wednesday night.
After winning 69 of their 82 games at American Airlines Arena over the previous two seasons, home has not been kind to the Heat so far in 2014-15.
Dwyane Wade scored 28 points, and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-91 on Tuesday night.
An already rough season could be about to get even more difficult for the Miami Heat.
Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a sloppy start Sunday to beat the offensively inept Miami Heat, 93-75.
The Miami Heat are happy to return home after a long road trip, even if their opponent is one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
At 3 p.m., the training staff told Miami coach Erik Spoelstra that Dwyane Wade was sick and probably would not be able to play.
An extremely tough road trip is finally coming to an end.
Playing games on back-to-back days is never an easy thing, especially on the road.