Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
MIAMI -- The Heat's philosophy so far this season has been simple: Catch us if you can. Miami's defense was better Monday night than it had been earlier, but it still hasn't been as sharp as it was during last season's championship run. But when a team can score as the Heat can, who needs defensive stops? The Heat gave up 53 first-half points and still cruised to a 124-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns. No Heat player was needed for more than 30 minutes in the rout. The Heat improved to 3-1, including 3-0 at home. The Suns (1-3) lost their second straight game, both on the road in the state of Florida. It was the first time the Heat has held an opponent to under 100 points this season. And while 99 points isn't necessarily a number to brag about, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was looking at other stats. "It was good to see us hold them under 40 percent shooting (39.1 percent) and also win the rebounding battle (49-38)," Spoelstra said. "Everything else was the cherry on top...
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