The Miami Heat (34-11) defeated the Phoenix Suns (23-23) 99-95 on Tuesday night in what was a very aggressive matchup. LeBron James had two injury scares through out the game, an elbow stinger and a collision with Grant Hill that shook him up for more than 2 minutes. The Heat managed to come back from 10 points down in the 4th quarter to secure the win.
Chris Bosh continued his great play with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals while shooting 12-16 from the field. Dwyane Wade, who didn’t have a great shooting night going 6 for 16, stepped up in the 4th quarter and finished with 19. LeBron James fought through the Suns’ aggressive defense and had 20 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals and blocks. Miami also got an amazing game from Udonis Haslem, who really stepped it up in the absence of Joel Anthony. Not only did Haslem have 9 rebounds, but he also had 15 points and got to the line 6 times, making 9-12 free-throws.
The Suns played the Heat hard the entire game, though. Phoenix was 6-15 from three point land, but turnovers doomed them. They committed 19 compared to Miami’s 12. Steve Nash had 10 assists and Grant Hill added 19 points, but that just wasn’t good enough to put Miami away. Phoenix also got a big game from rookie Markieff Morris, who had 12 points and 4 rebounds in 22 minutes of action.
This was a good win for Miami against a team that was hot coming into the game. Udonis took care of the post and the Big Three took care of the rest. Luckily, LeBron’s injuries don’t look like anything to serious and the Heat should have Joel Anthony and Mike Miller back soon. This game extends the Heat’s home winning-streak to 14 games.