Heat vs. Suns 2012 results: Bosh, James lift Heat over Suns

Christian Petersen

Chris Bosh scored 24 and LeBron James added 21, as the Miami Heat pulled away from the Suns late in the game to win 97-88.

The Miami Heat outlasted the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night, pulling away late for 97-88 win. LeBron James finished with 21 points and seven rebounds, despite suffering from the flu before and during the game. The Heat shot over 53 percent from the floor and over 42 percent from deep, compared to Phoenix shooting only 43 percent from the floor and just under 28 percent from downtown.

Chris Bosh led the Heat with 24 points and nine rebounds on 9-11 shooting. Shane Battier finished with 12 points, and Mario Chalmers had 11 points.

Markieff Morris led the Suns with 16 points and four rebounds. Shannon Brown and Michael Beasley both had 14 points, and Goran Dragic had 12 points and eight assists. All told, the Suns had five players that finished with double digit points, but didn't shoot the ball well enough as a team to take down Miami.

The Heat go back home to face the Bucks on Wednesday, and the Suns

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