Phoenix 95, Miami 99

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #34 Kevin Cutler, #26 Pat Fraher, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 20212

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 22 31 22 20 95
Miami 28 21 23 27 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 23-23 15-10 8-13 L1
Miami 34-11 20-2 14-9 W3

Recap


HEAT 99, SUNS 95: Chris Bosh scored 29 points and Miami overcame a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat visiting Phoenix.

LeBron James scored 20 points and Dwyane Wade added 19 as the Heat won their 14th consecutive home game.

Grant Hill scored 19 points for the Suns, who had a four-game winning streak halted.

Miami turned a possible defeat into a victory with a run of 17 consecutive points in the fourth quarter as Phoenix went nearly 6 1/2 minutes without scoring.

The Suns led 90-80 with 7 1/2 minutes to play after back-to-back 3-pointers by Markieff Morris and Shannon Brown.

Miami answered with its scintillating run, tying the score at 90 on Wade’s dunk with 4:09 remaining and completing the surge on a jumper by James to take a seven-point lead with 1:52 left.

Hill ended Phoenix’s drought with a basket with 1:07 remaining but the Suns hit only 7 of 25 shots in the final quarter.

The comeback allowed the Heat to match the second-longest homecourt winning streak in franchise history. Miami won 18 consecutive home games during the 2004-05 season.

Udonis Haslem added a season-best 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Heat.

Marcin Gortat scored 13 points, Morris had 12 points and Steve Nash had 10 assists for the Suns.

Phoenix used a 13-2 run late in the second quarter en route to a 53-49 halftime lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Nash has 10 or more assists in each of his last eight games. … Bosh was 12 of 16 from the field and added eight rebounds. … Suns forward Channing Frye had only two points on 1-of-7 shooting. … Heat center Joel Anthony missed the game with a sprained left ankle.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Miami
Grant Hill 19 Scoring Chris Bosh 29
Steve Nash 10 Assists Mario Chalmers 8
Marcin Gortat 8 Rebounds Udonis Haslem 9
Michael Redd 4 Free Throws Made Udonis Haslem 9
Channing Frye 2 Steals Mario Chalmers 5
Shannon Brown 2 Blocks LeBron James 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 95 45.0 6-15 17-24 21 41 8 6 20
Miami 99 47.4 1-9 26-35 24 41 8 13 12

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Heat have a W/L % of .788 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Suns have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .522 after a loss.
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