Ray Allen is already having an impact with the Miami Heat, while Chris Bosh is trying to continue making his own.
The Heat, though, are looking for an improved defensive effort all around.
Allen and Bosh are seeking to build on strong performances in order to help Miami to its fifth straight victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
Allen came up big in just his third game for the Heat (2-1) on Saturday, converting a four-point play with 6.7 seconds left to help secure a 119-116 win over Denver. The 37-year-old guard finished with 23 points, hitting 6 of 10 from 3-point range.
The Heat know all about Allen's abilities beyond the arc since he made 47.5 percent in 32 games against them while with Boston, including 17 postseason contests.
"We've been on the other end, as the recipient of that type of pain, in the locker room when he puts the dagger to your heart with a 3 - and the and-one, just for the heck of it," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "Do we expect him to do that every...