MIAMI -- Chris Bosh out of the Miami Heat starting lineup was supposed to give the Utah Jazz that much more of a height advantage Saturday night.
The Heat simply turned that aspect into their favor in a convincing 105-89 victory in the American Airline Center.
LeBron James flirted with a triple-double -- finishing with 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists -- while Dwyane Wade glided to a 21-point effort as the defending champion Heat (18-6) showed their versatility against the Jazz, who lost for the fourth time in their last five games.
"They can respond," Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said of the Heat. "You see why Dwyane is he who is and LeBron is who he is. They're used to seeing everyone's best games."
Utah takes on Orlando this afternoon to wrap a four-game Eastern road swing.
Shane Battier started for the Heat in place of Bosh, who missed the game with a cold. It gave the Jazz (14-14) more height inside that helped them stay close despite shooting 39 percent in the first half.
Battier beat the Jazz with his outside shooting instead, scoring 15 on four 3-pointers.
He nailed two 3-pointers at the outset of the second half during an 8-0 Miami run that gave the Heat control as they built a 20-point lead at 69-49 on a James layup with 4:28 left in the third.
The deficit took the Jazz out of its deliberate pace.
"They had an 8-0 run and you have to fight back," Corbin said. "We didn't have the pace we wanted in the second half."
If Wade or James were driving the lane, they were kicking it back out for the wide-open jumper.
Marvin Williams had a strong start for Utah and led the Jazz with 16 points.
Williams was five of seven from the field in the opening period, including a pair of 3-pointers en route to a 12-point quarter.
However, Williams didn't score again until midway through the third quarter, when he, Gordon Hayward and Jamaal Tinsley gave Utah hope entering the fourth quarter.
The Jazz cut the Heat lead in half, 73-63, as Hayward scored six of his 15 points
In the fourth, a score from Paul Millsap (11 points) pulled the Jazz to 90-82 with 4:39 remaining, but the Heat sealed it with a 15-0 run.
Derrick Favors was the other Jazz player in double figures with 10, including a 6-6 effort on the line.
Mo Williams, who had four assists in the first half, didn't play the final 24 minutes after suffering a thumb injury.
"That hurt," Corbin said of not having Mo Williams. "We needed all the pieces if we wanted to stay with them [Miami]. We hung in there as long as we could, we just came out flat."
* GAME NOTES: LeBron James' unusual streak without a foul continued, sort of. He was whistled for a second quarter technical foul after losing his cool on a no-call, but he never received a personal foul; James' 20-point night was his 24th consecutive, matching Karl Malone's run back in the 1989-90 season. Utah concludes its road trip Sunday at Orlando.