Bosh rallies Heat to 103-97 victory over Suns
PHOENIX (AP) -- Chris Bosh scored 10 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter, including seven straight down the stretch, and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 103-97 on Tuesday night.
Luol Deng scored 23 points and Dwyane Wade added 16 for the Heat, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
Miami has won nine straight against the Suns, and eight straight in Phoenix.
Marcus Morris came off the bench to score a career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting, going 5 of 6 from beyond the 3-point line. Gerald Green added 19 off the bench, including five 3-pointers, and Markieff Morris had 17 for the Suns.
Phoenix has lost three straight.
Marcus Morris gave the Suns a 91-90 lead with 3:17 to go. But Bosh answered, sinking a 14-foot jumper, taking a pass from Wade while driving the lane for a layup and adding a wide-open 3-pointer with 1:49 to put the Heat ahead 97-91.
Green hit an off-balance 3-pointer in the right corner to pull the Suns back within 97-94, but Deng answered with a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession to make it 100-94.
The Suns' bench outscored the Heat but also committed a season-worst 22 turnovers, leading to 21 Miami points. Phoenix had only seven points on the fast break.
Heat: Miami is 9-0 when leading entering the fourth quarter. . Wade's streak of 11 straight games shooting at least 50 percent ended with a 7-for-15 night. . The Heat shot 53.8 percent from the floor, a season high for a Phoenix opponent. . Bosh finished 14 of 21 from the floor and added nine rebounds. . Miami's bench was 4 of 18 from the floor. . Thanks largely to Bosh, the Heat outscored the Suns 58-24 in the paint. . Bosh fell one rebound short of his eighth double-double of the season.
Suns: Phoenix was playing its fourth game in five nights. . Guard Eric Bledsoe, coming off his first career triple-double on Monday, was held to four points on 2-of-11 shooting and was 0 for 6 from the 3-point line. Bledsoe had eight assists and seven turnovers. . Coach Jeff Hornacek reached deep into the bench, giving rookie guard Tyler Ennis his first first-half minutes of the season during a five-plus minute stint across the first and second quarters. Ennis scored two points and had two assists. . Marcus Morris has scored in double figures in three of his last games.
Heat: Visit Denver on Wednesday.
Suns: Host Detroit on Friday.