Miami 97, Phoenix 88

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, November 17, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #13 Monty McCutchen, #72 J.T. Orr, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 16840

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 23 29 23 22 97
Phoenix 23 29 19 17 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 8-3 4-0 4-3 W2
Phoenix 4-7 3-3 1-4 L3

Recap


Heat 97, Suns 88:
Chris Bosh scored 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds to help Miami hold off host Phoenix and complete a 4-2 road trip.

LeBron James played despite having the flu and scored 21 points to set a franchise record with 11 consecutive games of 20 or more points to start a season. That breaks the mark previously held by Dwyane Wade, who missed his second straight game due to a foot ailment.

Markieff Morris scored 16 points while Michael Beasley and Shannon Brown added 14 apiece for the Suns, who didn’t score over the final two-plus minutes of the contest.

The Suns went on a 9-2 run to pull within 90-88 on Goran Dragic’s steal and layup with 2:12 remaining. Bosh hit two free throws and James scored on a layup to start a game-ending 7-0 spurt.

Phoenix led by nine points with under five minutes left in the first quarter before Miami rallied for a 52-52 halftime tie. The Heat led 70-67 entering the final stanza.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bosh has hit 16 of 21 shots in two games against Phoenix this season. … Suns starters Marcin Gortat (four points) and Luis Scola (three) both had poor outings. … Miami’s Shane Battier scored 12 points on four 3-pointers. He has gone 15-of-24 from behind the arc over the last four games.

Top Game Performances

Miami   Phoenix
Chris Bosh 24 Scoring Markieff Morris 16
Mike Miller 5 Assists Goran Dragic 8
Chris Bosh 9 Rebounds Michael Beasley 8
Chris Bosh 6 Free Throws Made Sebastian Telfair 3
Mario Chalmers 3 Steals Goran Dragic 4
Chris Bosh 2 Blocks Michael Beasley 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 97 53.5 8-19 13-19 20 36 3 10 19
Phoenix 88 43.0 5-18 15-21 16 38 3 13 17

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Portland. The Suns have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Heat have a W/L % of .571 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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