Nov 5, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) is defended by Phoenix Suns power forward Luis Scola (14) in the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Heat defeated the Suns 124-99. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Suns Ran Out Of Florida! Suns 99 – Heat 124


Nov 5, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) dunks the ball over Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (4) in the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

The Phoenix Suns (1-3) lost to the defending champion Miami Heat (3-1) on the end of their back to back on Monday night by the final score of 124-99. This was one of those games that were over before it even began.

Four minutes in to the game the Heat raced out to a 10-2 lead and never looked back. The champs had held the lead all game and were led by non-other than the king himself LeBron James who led all scorers with 23 points, and grabbed a Heat team high 11 rebounds; Dwyane Wade added 22 points and 6 assists.

The Suns struggled against Miami on both ends of the floor. On the defensive side of the ball the Suns allowed the Heat to shoot 54.7% overall, and gave up 15 3-pointers on 26 attempts; while on the offensive end, the Suns shot an abysmal 40% overall from the field, and made only 7 of 21 3-point attempts.

The Heat was very dominating on the glass out-rebounding the Suns 49-38. The only Suns player that played well on paper was Marcin Gortat who scored 12 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and blocked 2 shots.

Jared Dudley’s struggles continue. Dudley scored only 8 points on the night on 3 of 9 shooting and missed both of his 3-point attempts. The Suns will close out their 3 game road trip on Wednesday night against a young Bobcats team in Charlotte.

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