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Dragic scores 27 as Heat hold on for 111-110 win over Jazz


AP
12:36 a.m. EST December 2, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Miami Heat have been one of the worst offensive teams in the league this season, ranked No. 27 in points per game. Offense, however, wasn’t an issue Thursday night.

Goran Dragic scored 27 points and the Heat continued to play better on the road with a 111-110 victory over the Utah Jazz.

James Johnson scored a season-high 24 points off the bench and Wayne Ellington added 17 for the Heat, who have five of their seven wins on the road.

“That is a good defense to be able to do that against,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Sometimes you need great players to make bigger plays against a good defense. That is what those guys are doing. Getting a little more organized offensively, the guys are getting a little more confident in their roles and simplify a bit.”

The Jazz had the ball with 3.9 seconds remaining and Gordon Hayward missed a contested midrange jumper before time…

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