Bosh carries Heat past Suns

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Bosh's personal seven-point run late in regulation carried the Miami Heat to a 103-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.

Miami had dropped its previous four games -- all by double digits -- and trailed 91-90 after Marcus Morris drained a 3-pointer with 3:17 left in the fourth quarter.

Bosh, though, hit a 14-footer, scored in the lane and drained a dagger 3- pointer on consecutive possessions to give the Heat the lead for good.

"I wanted to win really bad tonight," said Bosh. "We played together and things worked out great."

After being limited to 12 points in Sunday's loss to Memphis, Bosh poured in 34 on 14-of-21 shooting. Luol Deng chipped in with 23 points and Dwyane Wade netted 16 for Miami, which shot 53.8 percent from the floor and forced 23 turnovers.

The Suns were coming off a crushing overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and have dropped three in a row overall and nine straight to Miami. They made 17 3-pointers and had four players finish in double figures, led by Morris' career-high 25 points.

Eric Bledsoe followed up his triple-double on Monday with a four-point effort on 2-of-11 shooting.

It was no more than a six-point game the entire fourth, and Miami made the plays down the stretch to avoid their first five-game skid in more than three years.

"We made plays, but our shots just didn't fall," Bledsoe said.

The Heat scored nine straight points early in the first quarter and were ahead, 28-25, before the Suns opened the second on an 11-2 run.

There were no more lead changes the rest of the half, which ended with Phoenix holding a slim 51-46 edge.

The lead changed hands four times in the third, and Bosh capped his 14-point quarter with a 3-pointer in the final minute to give Miami a 73-72 advantage.

Game Notes

Miami has won seven in a row at US Airways Center ... Wade had scored 20-plus points in his previous nine games ... Gerald Green and Markieff Morris chipped in with 19 and 17 points, respectively, for the Suns ... The Suns were outscored in the paint, 58-24.