Recap: Miami vs. Phoenix

The Sports NetworkNovember 25, 2013 

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James poured in 35 points on an efficient 11-of-14 shooting night to help the Miami Heat hand the Phoenix Suns their first double-digit loss of the season, 107-92, on Monday.

Dwyane Wade added 21 points with 12 assists -- his most in more than three years -- while Ray Allen scored nine of his 17 points in a fourth quarter that saw the Heat pull away for their seventh straight win.

Channing Frye led six Phoenix players in double figures with 16 points to go with eight rebounds, while Goran Dragic donated 14 points, nine assists and eight boards in a losing effort.

"They have so many weapons," Dragic said of the Heat. "They have a feeling they can do anything."

The Suns were coming off back-to-back road wins over Charlotte and Orlando, but a day after pulling out a 104-96 decision over the Magic, they didn't have the legs to stay with the defending champs.

The Heat closed out the overachieving club with a 15-2 run that bled into the fourth quarter, with James watching from the bench most of the way.

Michael Beasley, who was cut by the Suns in the offseason, threw down an alley-oop dunk on the first possession of the final frame to produce Miami's first double-digit lead of the contest at 81-71.

Allen connected from behind the arc on consecutive trips to push the lead to 87-73 with under 10 minutes remaining, and James sealed the victory with a 12- point effort in a three-minute span down the stretch.

"We had to work for this one," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said. "They're a good, young basketball team."

Wade netted nine points in the first quarter and added a pair of alley-oop assists, the second a lob to Chris Andersen that gave Miami a 24-21 lead heading into the second quarter.

An Allen 3-point play midway through the second extended the Heat's lead to 38-29, but the Suns stayed close and evened things at 47-47 before James beat the halftime buzzer with a deep 3-pointer.

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