Bosh, James spark Heat win over streaking Suns

MIAMI Chris Bosh scored 29 points and LeBron James added 20 to spark the Miami Heat to a 14th consecutive NBA home triumph, a 99-95 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.

Dwyane Wade added 19 points and Udonis Haslem came off the bench to contribute 15 points and a team-high nine rebounds for Miami.

The Heat improved to 34-11, stretching their Southeast division lead over Orlando to six games and remaining second overall in the Eastern Conference.

Miami went 13-of-16 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, but trailed 90-80 before ending the game on a 19-5 run to secure the victory.

Miami has not lost at home in two months but the Suns, led by 19 points from Grant Hill, had won 11 of their past 14 games and tested the Heat into the final minutes.

The Suns defeat saw them fall to 23-23, 10th in the Western Conference, and broke a four-game winning streak.

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