The Phoenix Suns lost to Eastern Conference cellar-dweller Miami 117-113 tonight, on the heels of a defeat to the NBA’s worst team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, in their last game on Saturday. The Suns never led after the first quarter against the Heat and needed 21 points in the final four minutes to avoid an even more embarrassing home loss, reports the Arizona Republic.
Dwyane Wade scored 31 points, to go along with six dimes, to lead the Heat. Shaquille O’Neal was one of three Miami players to record a double-double. Grant Hill, Shawn Marion, Amare Stoudemire and Raja Bell each had 19 points for Phoenix, but it wasn’t enough as shoddy defense and inconsistent offense prevented Phoenix from coming away with the victory.