Now, they'll return home to host the Miami Heat who have lost four straight games.
Miami Heat (9-11) @ Phoenix Suns (12-10)
WHEN: 9:00 PM EST
WATCH: SunSports // LISTEN: 790 the Ticket
|Norris Cole||PG||Goran Dragic|
|Dwyane Wade||SG||Eric Bledsoe|
|Luol Deng||SF||P.J. Tucker|
|Josh McRoberts||PF||Markieff Morris|
|Chris Bosh||C||Miles Plumlee|
Looking for some sort of progress, the Heat who have been terrible on defense will take on the Suns who have the 5th highest scoring offense in the league. The Suns do however give up over 103 PPG to their opponents. Miami has been reeling, most recently losing by 16 in Memphis, and by 24 in Milwaukee.
The Heat will have to try and contain the Suns most lethal of positions, point guard. Phoenix almost has too many of them with Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas, Eric Bledsoe and seldom used rookie Tyler Ennis. The guard position is the most difficult for the Heat to contain so far this season, and they will have their hands full.
Fortunately for Miami, Phoenix doesn't offer any serious and consistent low post scoring. Miles Plumlee and Alex Len aren't going to be getting regular post ups. Markieff Morris is their biggest threat and he doesn't spend nearly as much time down here as he should. The Suns are 15th in the NBA in rebounds.
This is certainly a game the Heat can win, especially knowing the Suns are coming off a loss last night on the road. The Heat need to find the energy and hustle to get this one done. Otherwise, they'll be staring at the real possibility of coming home empty on this road trip.
One of the biggest matchups to watch will be Wade vs Bledsoe. Bledsoe is coming off a triple double last night, and is a fast and explosive guard, much like what Wade used to be. How those two defend each other will be fascinating.
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