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Miami Heat vs. Phoenix Suns: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Miami

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Miami Heat vs. Phoenix Suns: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Miami
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The Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 97-88 in what was the final game of Miami's six-game road trip.  

The Heat triumphed despite the absence of Dwyane Wade due to a left foot sprain and the illness that clearly affected LeBron James throughout the entire game. 

Miami turned the ball over 19 times, although 12 of those turnovers were committed in the first half. 

The Heat opened the game by scoring the first nine points, but they were unable to hold the lead once their bench players got involved.  

At the half, the game was knotted at 52 as the Suns were playing tough at home. 

The Heat outscored the Suns 22-17 in the fourth quarter as their defense improved greatly in the second half. 

The victory over the Suns in their road trip finale moves the Heat to 4-2 on the trip as they head home for for their next four games.  

The Heat are 8-3 overall and are currently tied at the top of the Eastern Conference. 

Let's take a look at how the Heat fared individually in their second matchup against the Phoenix Suns this season. 

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