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MIAMI (AP) -- Offensive numbers to savor were everywhere for the Miami Heat on Monday night.
They thanked an upgraded defensive effort for that.
LeBron James had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and the Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 124-99 on Monday night. Chris Bosh finished with 18 points, Ray Allen had 15 and Mario Chalmers finished with his second 11-assist, one-turnover game of the young season for Miami (3-1), which is averaging 111.8 points in the early going.
"It's all geared to our defense," James said. "When we defend, we can do whatever we want offensively."
Which is why, when he took his first look at the stat sheet, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra quickly focused on two numbers -- Phoenix shooting 39.8 percent, and Miami holding a 49-38 rebounding edge.
After struggling in those areas over the first three games, Spoelstra demanded change, and his team listened.
"I'll take those two things," Spoelstra said.
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MIAMI -- LeBron James didn't think anybody would be talking about defense after the offensive show his Miami Heat put on Monday night.
The Heat scored their most points since the fifth game of last season in a 124-99 rout of Phoenix at AmericanAirlines Arena. They had a team-record eight different players make a 3-pointer while shooting 57.1 percent from beyond the arc.
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LeBron James had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 124-99 on Monday night.
Chris Bosh finished with 18 points and Ray Allen had 15 for Miami (3-1), which is averaging 111.8 points to open the season. Allen became the 24th player in NBA history to eclipse the 23,000-point mark when he made a free throw with 1:01 left...
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Miami is coming off a 124-99 win over Phoenix while Brooklyn is coming off...
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