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Phoenix comes to Miami looking to extend winning streak

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The Miami Heat have had their struggles this season, but they have done a good job of keeping those struggles away from home. The Heat have lost just two of their twenty one games at the AAA this season, and are currently boasting a 14-game home winning streak. However, if they want to keep that streak going they'll have to beat a Phoenix Suns teams playing arguably their best ball of the season.

The Suns have had a hard time getting things going during the season, but lately have seemed to figure things out. After losing four straight games in mid-February to drop their record to 12-19, Phoenix has won eleven of their last fourteen and is above .500 for the first time this season after beating Houston on Sunday.

Now the Suns head into Miami on a season-high four game winning streak, but certainly have their work cut out for them in a Miami Heat team that plays their best basketball in front of their home fans. It will hopefully be a good game, featuring a Heat team trying to get back on top of the Eastern Conference and a Suns team looking to claim the 8th seed in the West. They currently sit a half-game behind 8th place Houston.

GAME NOTES

  • The Heat are 19-2 at home. Phoenix is 8-12 on the road.
  • Miami comes in riding a 14-game home winning streak. The Suns have won 4 straight games overall.
  • The Heat has won three straight games and 6 of their last 7 against the Suns.
  • Chris Bosh averaged 29.0 points in two games against Phoenix last season, including a 35-point effort that tied his best scoring output in a Heat uniform.
  • Miami is 15-2 this season when Bosh scores at least 20 points.
  • The last time these teams met, LeBron James scored 36 points in a Heat win.
  • On the season, Dwyane Wade is shooting a career-high 50.8% from the field.
  • The Suns Steve Nash leads the NBA averaging 11.3 assists per game.
  • For the Heat, Mike Miller (ankle) is out.
  • Phoenix doesn't list anyone on their injury report. Lucky them.

Tipoff from the AAA is set for 7:30. The game will be broadcast locally on Sun Sports.