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Suns stay perfect thanks to Nash, zone defense


By Chris Perkins, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday November 3, 2009 11:31PM

MIAMI (NBA.com exclusive) -- It would be easy to look at Steve Nash's 30 points and eight assists and think that's the main reason the Suns defeated Miami 104-96 on Tuesday at American Airlines Arena.

Sure, Nash was outstanding. His 17-point third quarter was vintage. There was a pair of 3-pointers, a couple of fadeaway baseline jumpers, and a few defense-wrecking drives for layups.

"He came out in that third quarter and put on a clinic running that high screen-and-roll," said Suns forward Grant Hill, who recorded his third double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

But what won this game for Phoenix, pushing its record to 4-0 for only the third time in franchise history, was defense, specifically zone defense, a tactic the Suns used for the first time this season. And they used it to contain Heat superstar guard Dwyane Wade.

"I thought our zone did a great job against Wade," Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry said. "We held him out of the paint."

Wade (23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists) toyed with a triple-double, but he was only 2-for-6 from the field in the fourth for eight points.

"The zone changed our rhythm," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We didn't have a lot of answers for that."

Phoenix made its first statement in the third. It cut its eight-point halftime deficit to just one at 57-56 just two minutes into the quarter. Nash had eight points and an assist in that brief stretch.

"I just felt like I was too passive [in the first half], and I was thinking instead of going," he said.

Nash's success triggered a trend of blistering shooting. The Suns shot 60.5 percent in the third and ended the game shooting 50.6. Miami (3-1) had held its previous three opponents to 41 percent or worse.

Phoenix made its follow-up statement when it took an 87-84 lead on Jared Dudley's three-point play. It marked the Suns' first lead since 36-33 in the second. The Heat, which was outscored 29-15 in the fourth, never recovered. And Phoenix, which blocked six shots over the final 12 minutes, owes much of that to its defense, specifically its zone defense.

Miami, which did so many things well in the first half, struggled mightily in the fourth. The Suns' zone defense held the Heat to 21.7 percent shooting (5-for-23 from the field, including 1-for-10 on 3-pointers) in the period as Miami seemed content to fire up jumpers instead of working on solving the zone.

Some in Miami are already starting to question Spoelstra's trend of keeping second-year forward Michael Beasley (12 points, four rebounds) on the bench down the stretch in close games in favor of veteran Udonis Haslem. Although Haslem posted his third double-double with 10 points, 13 rebounds) some want to see Beasley's offensive diversity at the end of games.

"We were just trying to get some athleticism in there to speed it up, and [forward] Dorell [Wright] is another guy that can put the ball on the floor against the zone," Spoelstra said.

This was the start of a five-game Eastern Conference road swing for Phoenix, a tough stretch considering each opponent -- Miami, Orlando, Boston, Washington and Philadelphia -- figures to be in the playoffs.

"It's an important win for us," Nash said.

Notes

• Phoenix can match its all-time best start at 5-0 with a victory Wednesday at Orlando. ... Phoenix swingman Leandro Barbosa missed the game with a sore right wrist. He's listed as day-to-day. ... Miami guard Daequan Cook missed his second consecutive game due to a bruised right shoulder. He's listed as day-to-day. ... Hill missed a dunk over Haslem that would have rated as one of the most memorable plays of the season.

• Nash became Phoenix's all-time leader in 3-pointers made at 801, surpassing Suns assistant coach Dan Majerle (800). ... Tuesday marked just the sixth time coach Gentry has coached Amar'e Stoudemire in a game. The Suns are 6-0 on such occasions. Gentry took over Feb. 16, two games before Stoudemire went out with a detached retina in his right eye, which caused him to miss the season's final 29 games ...

• Haslem became the first player in franchise history to record three consecutive double-doubles off the bench. He tied a franchise record with his third consecutive game with a double-digit rebounding total off the bench. Center Vladimir Stepania did it in November 2002. ... Miami forward Quentin Richardson had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Suns
Heat
     
    • 50.6%

    • 40.0%

    • 39.1%

    • 37.5%

    • 63.0%

    • 88.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX MIA
Total Rebounds 12 7
Offensive Rebounds 6 12
Turnovers 14 9
Fast Break Pts: 16 16
Biggest Lead: 9 13
Points in the Paint: 44 40
PHX MIA
p Nash   30 Wade   23
rb Hill   12 Haslem   13
a Nash   8 Wade   7
s 5 players   1 Chalmers   3
b 2 players   3 2 players   1
PHX MIA
p Nash   30 Wade   23
rb Hill   12 Haslem   13
a Nash   8 Wade   7
s 5 players   1 Chalmers   3
b 2 players   3 2 players   1
 
  • 11/17 - PHX @ MIA
  • 12/23 - MIA @ PHX
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 35:26 2-11 0-2 6-8 +1 2 10 12 2 1 1 1 0 0 10
A. Stoudemire F 39:12 6-9 0-0 4-9 +4 1 10 11 3 4 0 3 3 1 16
C. Frye C 26:30 4-11 1-5 0-0 +1 1 1 2 2 4 1 3 1 0 9
J. Richardson G 36:52 6-13 2-7 0-1 +5 2 2 4 2 3 1 0 1 1 14
S. Nash G 36:45 11-15 4-5 4-4 +1 0 3 3 8 0 1 5 0 0 30
J. Dudley   23:42 2-6 1-3 3-3 +10 0 3 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 8
L. Amundson   22:04 5-7 0-0 0-0 +1 0 5 5 1 2 0 1 3 0 10
G. Dragic   11:15 3-5 1-1 0-2 +7 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 7
J. Collins   08:14 0-0 0-0 0-0 +10 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Griffin DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Tucker DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-77 9-23 17-27   6 37 43 21 16 5 14 11 2 104
  50.6% 39.1% 63.0%   team rebs: 12 total to: 15
Miami Heat (47-35)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Q. Richardson F 37:48 7-17 4-9 0-0 -7 6 4 10 2 2 2 1 1 0 18
M. Beasley F 23:13 4-10 0-2 4-4 -6 1 3 4 0 4 0 0 0 2 12
J. O'Neal C 28:55 7-12 0-0 0-0 +10 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 0 2 14
D. Wade G 37:39 7-18 0-3 9-11 -8 2 7 9 7 4 2 4 0 1 23
M. Chalmers G 34:03 2-8 1-5 0-0 -4 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 5
U. Haslem   36:40 4-11 0-0 2-2 -3 2 11 13 2 1 0 0 1 2 10
J. Anthony   06:15 0-1 0-0 0-0 -11 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0
C. Arroyo   13:57 2-7 1-1 0-0 -4 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 5
D. Wright   15:30 2-4 2-3 0-0 +3 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 6
J. Jones   06:00 1-2 1-1 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Y. Diawara DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-90 9-24 15-17   12 30 42 22 23 8 9 2 11 96
  40.0% 37.5% 88.2%   team rebs: 7 total to: 10

inactive

  • Suns: Barbosa, Lopez
  • Heat: Cook, Magloire, Quinn

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Heat: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #74 Curtis Blair, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 15105
  • Duration: 2:16
Phoenix Suns (22-13) Miami Heat (17-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Stoudemire (Chalmers gains possession)
  11:37 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
Nash Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST)  11:22
[PHX 2-0]
 
  11:02
[MIA 2-2]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (1 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:50 Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:44  
  10:44
[MIA 3-2]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:44
[MIA 4-2]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:20
[MIA 6-2]
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Richardson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  10:05
[PHX 4-6]
 
  09:40 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:39  
Frye Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:29  
  09:12
[MIA 9-4]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
  09:06 Richardson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:06  
Team Rebound  09:06  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:06
[PHX 5-9]
 
  08:52
[MIA 11-5]
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:38 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:24 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:23  
  08:08 Wade Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:08
[PHX 6-11]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:08
[PHX 7-11]
 
  07:53 Hill Violation:Kicked Ball 
  07:44
[MIA 13-7]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (1 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  07:32  
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:31  
Frye Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:28
[PHX 9-13]
 
  07:13 Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:12  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:06
[PHX 11-13]
 
  06:48 Beasley Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:47  
  06:47 Beasley Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:28
[PHX 13-13]
 
  06:10 Wade Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:09  
Frye Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  06:03
[PHX 15-13]
 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:58 Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem 
  05:46 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:45  
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wade (1 ST)  05:41  
Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:37  
  05:27 Haslem Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:25  
Stoudemire Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:15  
  05:01 Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Chalmers (1 ST)  04:51  
  04:47
[MIA 15-15]
Chalmers Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Team Rebound 
  04:10 O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:09  
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST)  04:04  
Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:02  
  04:02
[MIA 16-15]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dudley  04:02  
Frye Substitution replaced by Amundson  04:02  
  04:02
[MIA 17-15]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:44 Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:31
[MIA 19-15]
Wade Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:15 Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:06
[MIA 21-15]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:58 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Amundson Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:36 Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
  02:34 Haslem Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:34
[PHX 16-21]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:34
[PHX 17-21]
 
  02:17 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:16  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:37 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:36  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:17 Anthony Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:17 Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  01:17  
  01:17 Chalmers Substitution replaced by Arroyo 
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  01:05
[PHX 19-21]
 
  01:05 Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  01:05 Richardson Substitution replaced by Wright 
  01:05 Anthony Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Hill Substitution replaced by Richardson  01:05  
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  01:05
[PHX 20-21]
 
Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:53.8  
  00:53.8
[MIA 22-20]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:53.8
[MIA 23-20]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:43.2 Beasley Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  00:43.2
[PHX 21-23]
 
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (1 AST)  00:32.6
[PHX 23-23]
 
  00:11.2
[MIA 26-23]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (1 AST) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Missed  00:02.8  
  00:01.9 Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (22-13) Miami Heat (17-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST)  11:44
[PHX 25-26]
 
  11:19 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (1 BLK) 
  11:18 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:14 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:13 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:07 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:06  
  11:00 Jones Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw Technical Missed  11:00  
Team Rebound  11:00  
Dudley Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:56  
Dudley Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:44  
  10:36
[MIA 29-25]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Haslem (1 AST) 
Frye Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
Team Rebound  10:18  
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:13 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:01  
  10:01
[MIA 30-25]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  10:01
[MIA 31-25]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Amundson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  09:44
[PHX 27-31]
 
  09:27
[MIA 33-27]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:16
[PHX 30-33]
 
  09:01 Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:00  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  08:50
[PHX 33-33]
 
  08:30 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:29  
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  08:18
[PHX 36-33]
 
  08:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:11 Jones Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
  07:56
[MIA 35-36]
O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (2 AST) 
Richardson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Haslem (1 BLK)  07:36  
Jump Ball Haslem vs Richardson (Arroyo gains possession)  07:36  
  07:36 Team Rebound 
  07:29
[MIA 37-36]
Beasley Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (3 AST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:08
[MIA 39-36]
Beasley Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Dragic Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Arroyo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dragic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:44  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  06:44  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  06:44  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Hill  06:44  
Frye Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:38  
  06:30 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:03
[MIA 41-36]
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:47 Team Rebound 
  05:47 Timeout : Official 
  05:47 Wright Substitution replaced by Wade 
  05:29 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:28  
  05:28 O'Neal Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  05:19 Beasley Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:19
[PHX 37-41]
 
  05:19 Arroyo Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:05 O'Neal Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Team Rebound 
  05:04 Beasley Substitution replaced by Richardson 
Stoudemire Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:58  
  04:58
[MIA 42-37]
Haslem Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:58
[MIA 43-37]
Haslem Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dudley  04:39  
  04:26
[MIA 45-37]
Haslem Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (2 AST) 
Frye Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  03:58  
Frye Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:58  
  03:45
[MIA 48-37]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wade (3 AST) 
  03:36 O'Neal Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Frye Substitution replaced by Amundson  03:36  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:08 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:07  
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:56 Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:54
[MIA 50-37]
Wade Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Haslem (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:34
[PHX 39-50]
 
  02:20 Wade Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Stoudemire Hook Shot: Missed Block: Richardson (1 BLK)  02:05  
Team Rebound  02:04  
Amundson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:58  
Amundson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:58  
  01:35 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:34  
  01:30 Chalmers Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:20
[PHX 42-50]
 
  00:56.9 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:56.2  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Amundson (1 AST)  00:43.6
[PHX 44-50]
 
  00:31.7 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK) 
  00:30.7 Team Rebound 
  00:24.9 Haslem Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (2 BLK) 
  00:23.2 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:22.2
[MIA 52-44]
Haslem Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dudley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:00.1  
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (22-13) Miami Heat (17-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  11:41  
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:41  
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  11:36
[PHX 47-52]
 
  11:13
[MIA 54-47]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:56
[PHX 49-54]
 
  10:40
[MIA 57-49]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wade (4 AST) 
  10:31 Beasley Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:31
[PHX 50-57]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:31
[PHX 51-57]
 
  10:14 O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  10:10
[PHX 53-57]
 
  10:10 Chalmers Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:10  
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:07  
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (2 AST)  09:56
[PHX 56-57]
 
  09:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:42
[MIA 59-56]
Wade Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:O'Neal (1 ST)  09:29  
  09:24
[MIA 61-56]
Wade Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (3 AST) 
Frye Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  09:10  
Frye Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  09:10  
Frye Substitution replaced by Amundson  09:10  
  08:55 Wade Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:54 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:51  
  08:51
[MIA 62-56]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  08:51 Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:50  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:24
[MIA 64-56]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wade (5 AST) 
  08:13 Beasley Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:13  
Team Rebound  08:13  
  08:13 Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:59 Wade Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  07:57 Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:51 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:50 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:49 Richardson Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Richardson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:47
[MIA 66-56]
Richardson Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:47  
Jump Ball Chalmers vs Nash (O'Neal gains possession)  07:28  
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Chalmers (2 ST)  07:28  
  07:15
[MIA 68-56]
Wade Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wade (2 ST)  07:05  
Richardson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:04  
  06:49 O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (2 BLK) 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:48  
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST)  06:40
[PHX 58-68]
 
  06:17 Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:16  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  05:43 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:42  
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:36  
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:35  
Richardson Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:34
[PHX 60-68]
 
  05:22
[MIA 70-60]
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (2 AST) 
Nash Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:11
[PHX 62-70]
 
  04:57
[MIA 72-62]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST) 
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (17 PTS)  04:45
[PHX 64-72]
 
  04:30 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:18 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  04:07
[MIA 75-64]
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wade (6 AST) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Chalmers (3 ST)  03:54  
  03:43 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:42  
  03:32 O'Neal Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
  03:32 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:32  
Nash Free Throw Technical (18 PTS)  03:32
[PHX 65-75]
 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Collins  03:32  
Nash Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
Team Rebound  03:24  
  03:24 Anthony Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:09 Wade Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  03:08  
Nash Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  02:57
[PHX 67-75]
 
  02:32 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:31  
Amundson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  02:23
[PHX 69-75]
 
  02:06 Wade Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  02:05  
Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:49
[PHX 71-75]
 
  01:43 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:43 Wade Substitution replaced by Wright 
  01:43 Chalmers Substitution replaced by Arroyo 
  01:21
[MIA 78-71]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (4 AST) 
Amundson Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  00:54.9 Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:53.9  
Nash Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:44.4
[PHX 73-78]
 
  00:25.9 Haslem Running Hook Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (3 BLK) 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  00:24.9  
Amundson Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  00:05.6
[PHX 75-78]
 
  00:00.9
[MIA 81-75]
Arroyo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST) 
  11:36 Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:36  
Team Rebound  11:36  
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:36  
  11:35 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  11:26 Stoudemire Violation:Kicked Ball 
  11:19 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Collins (1 BLK) 
  11:18 Team Rebound 
  11:14 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (3 BLK) 
Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:13  
  11:10 Anthony Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:10
[PHX 76-81]
 
  11:10 Anthony Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:10
[PHX 77-81]
 
  10:47 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  10:46  
  10:38 Wright Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Dudley Layup Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:02 Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Richardson (1 BLK) 
Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:01  
Richardson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:55
[PHX 79-81]
 
  09:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:49 Jones Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  09:36 Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dudley (1 BLK) 
  09:35 Team Rebound 
  09:35 Wright Substitution replaced by Wade 
  09:31 Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dragic (1 BLK) 
  09:30 Wade Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  09:30 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Stoudemire Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Richardson (2 ST)  09:10  
  08:56
[MIA 83-79]
Wade Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:43
[PHX 81-83]
 
Collins Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  08:27  
  08:27
[MIA 84-81]
Wade Free Throw Technical (18 PTS) 
  08:12 Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:11  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  08:05
[PHX 84-84]
 
  07:45 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:44  
  07:44 Wade Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  07:44 Arroyo Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Richardson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:18 Wade Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  07:18 Wade Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  07:18 Haslem Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  07:18  
Collins Substitution replaced by Frye  07:18  
Dudley Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:03
[PHX 86-84]
 
  07:03 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  07:03
[PHX 87-84]
 
  06:50 Wade Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK) 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  06:49  
  06:49 Wade Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:49  
Team Rebound  06:49  
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:49  
Richardson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:48  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 Wade Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  06:29
[MIA 86-87]
Wade Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  06:12
[PHX 89-86]
 
  05:50 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:47  
Timeout : Official  05:47  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  05:47  
  05:47 Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem 
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  05:30
[PHX 92-86]
 
  05:04
[MIA 88-92]
Richardson Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (3 AST)  04:43
[PHX 95-88]
 
  04:29 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:28  
Richardson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  04:11
[PHX 97-88]
 
  04:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:04 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Wright 
  03:47 Wade Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  03:45 Richardson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:41 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:40 Richardson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:35 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:35 Richardson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  03:32
[MIA 91-97]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (3 AST) 
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)  03:13
[PHX 99-91]
 
  03:00 Wade 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  02:59  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:36 Richardson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:29  
  02:29
[MIA 92-99]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  02:29
[MIA 93-99]
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  02:13
[PHX 101-93]
 
  02:13 Chalmers Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 1 (28 PTS)  02:13
[PHX 102-93]
 
  02:03 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:02 Richardson Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  01:55 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:54  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:33  
  01:21
[MIA 95-102]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wade (7 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:57.9 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:50.0  
  00:50.0
[MIA 96-102]
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  00:50.0 Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  00:48.9  
Hill Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:25.9 Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  00:17.9 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:16.9  
  00:13.9 Richardson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:13.9
[PHX 103-96]
 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:13.9
[PHX 104-96]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- KUTP Local Final
-- SunSpM Local Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
MIA
3rd Southeast
47
35
9-1
24-17
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3
MIA
2 players 33.2
2 players 7.4
2 players 6.8
2 players 2.0
4 players 1.6

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