by Tom Morgan
Miami's troubles at home continued Wednesday night with a 105-87 loss to the Utah Jazz.
Miami fell behind 33-16 in the first quarter and never recovered in their fourth straight loss at home this season.
The Heat lost despite getting 42 points from Dwyane Wade. Wade made 12 of 19 shots and 16 of 21 free throws.
The rest of the Miami starting lineup could only manage a combined 17 points. Leading scorer Chris Bosh was still out with a calf strain.
Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 29 points.
Miami is now 12 and 14 overall and 4 and 8 at home.
In other state sports news.
- Amid trade rumors surrounding him Rajon Rondo (RAH'-zhahn RAHN'-doh) had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds in Boston's 109-92 rout of Orlando. Former Magic forward Brandon Bass scored 18 points for the Celtics. There are reports the Celtics and Dallas Mavericks are discussing a deal involving Rondo. Nic Vucevic had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Magic, who have now lost four of their last five.
- In college hoops, Montay Brandon scored a career-high 24 points and Kiel Turpin added a career-best 19 points as Florida State rolled to a 93-77 victory over North Florida. Brandon finished 8 of 11 from the field and dished out eight assists. He also had his first three-pointer of the season. The Noles are now 5-5.
- UCF snapped a three-game skid with a 75-70 victory over Detroit. Freshman Adonys Henriquez led the Knights with 21 points and 7 rebounds.
- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is still listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against Tennessee. But the Jaguars are ``leaning more toward playing'' the rookie, who sprained his right foot Sunday at Baltimore and has been limited during the team's light practices this week.
- In baseball news, the Tampa Bay Rays have given up on 2013 Rookie of the Year Wil Myers. The outfielder was traded to the San Diego Padres in a three-team deal with Washington on Wednesday. Myers was limited to 87 games this year due to a right wrist injury, hitting .222 with six home runs and 35 RBIs.