Heat down Suns for seventh win in a row

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LeBron James No.6 of the Miami Heat is fouled by Gerald Green No.14 and Marcus Morris No.15 of the Phoenix Suns during a game at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. AFP PHOTO

LeBron James No.6 of the Miami Heat is fouled by Gerald Green No.14 and Marcus Morris No.15 of the Phoenix Suns during a game at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. AFP PHOTO

MIAMI: LeBron James scored 35 points and Dwyane Wade added 21 points and 12 assists Monday to spark the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat over Phoenix 107-92 for their seventh win in a row.

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James connected on 11-of-14 shots from the field while Wade enjoyed his most assists in a game in more than three years as Miami improved to 11-3 and moved three games ahead of Atlanta atop the Southeast division.

Ray Allen scored nine of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as Miami pulled away late to inflict the most lopsided loss of the season on the Suns, who fell to 7-7.

Channing Frye led six Phoenix double-digit scorers with 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Slovenian guard Goran Dragic contributed 14 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Suns.

The Heat won for the 10th time in 11 games overall and defeated Phoenix for the seventh time in a row over multiple seasons.

AFP

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