95 - 99 Final
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Heat rally for 14th straight home win

Mar 21, 2012 - 4:16 AM Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Chris Bosh had 29 points and eight rebounds on Tuesday and the Heat downed the Suns, 99-95, for their 14th straight home win.

LeBron James added 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Heat, who scored 17 straight points to overcome a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit.

Dwyane Wade scored 19 and Udonis Haslem had 15 in the win. Miami's last loss at AmericanAirlines Arena came on Jan. 22.

"We are a very confident team," said James. "We know we can play better. We do not want to put ourselves in the position where we have to have a 17-0 run in order to take command of the game. It shows how far we have come as a team to be able to be down 10 points and then go on a 17-0 run."

Grant Hill paced Phoenix with 19 points while Marcin Gortat added 13, Markieff Morris had 12 and Steve Nash chipped in nine and 10 assists. The Suns saw their four-game win streak come to and end, but are still 9-3 since the All- Star break.

Phoenix led 75-72 after three and was up 90-80 with 7 1/2 minutes left in the fourth after back-to-back threes from Morris and Shannon Brown. But the visitors managed just five points the rest of the way, and those buckets came after Miami's decisive 17-0 burst.

Two foul shots apiece from James, Wade and Haslem began the run, which started methodically before reaching a crescendo when a cutting Wade received a pass from Mario Chalmers, finished in traffic, drew the foul and made the subsequent free throw. James followed with a 20-foot pullup to cap the surge, making it 97-90 with less than two minutes left.

Hill answered with a reverse layup and Dudley was fouled by Wade in a play which also saw James collide with Hill. James remained on the floor for an extended period, but returned to the court after a Miami timeout. Dudley then made the first foul shot and missed the second, but the Suns retained possession, down 97-93, when the Heat lost the rebound out of bounds.

Out of a timeout, Nash curled off a screen and received the ball under the basket. He passed up an open layup, instead feeding a rolling Channing Frye, who was strong with his attempt. Haslem secured the rebound and made a pair from the foul line to seal Miami's 14th straight victory at AmericanAirlines Arena, which marks their longest home win streak since a 14-game run in 2007.

"We just went through a dry spell," said Morris. "We were up 10, but we couldn't get anything to fall. They were getting the calls and they were making their shots."

Game Notes

Miami never trailed in the opening quarter and led 28-22 after one, but Phoenix went 10-of-12 from the foul line in the second and was up 53-49 at the half...The Heat are an NBA-best 20-2 at home this season...They have won four straight over Phoenix.