Maybe Miami coach Erik Spoelstra had a premonition.

After Miami’s morning shootaround at EnergySolutions Arena, Spoelstra suggested the upcoming game between the Heat and Jazz might be a good one.

"They built a great franchise here with a lot of consistency," Spoelstra said. "I know they are going through a period of time now where they are rebuilding. But we’ve always [had] great battles in this building. It’s a great environment — a fun place to play."

Miami didn’t have much fun Saturday night.

The Heat shot 43.3 percent, trailed by 14 points in the first quarter and eventually failed to make the critical plays down the stretch during a 94-89 loss to Utah.

Heading into the game, Miami had won three straight games to stay within striking distance of Indiana in the race for best record in the Eastern Conference.

Meanwhile, the Jazz had lost three straight by an average of 17 points and started the evening with the worst record in the West.

It didn’t matter after the Jazz dominated the first quarter and nearly went wire-to-wire against heavily favored Miami.