James shot 12-22 from the field (2-5 on 3-pointers) and 11-14 from the free throw line. He also tallied 5 steals and 3 assists. Chris Bosh also contributed for Miami, finishing with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Gerald Green had a quality performance for Phoenix in the loss, putting up 26 points on 9-14 shooting, including 5-8 from behind the arc. Channing Frye chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds and P.J. Tucker finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds.
This drops Phoenix (30-21) to 0-2 against Miami on the year.
Coming up next, the Heat square off against the Golden State Warriors, who are 31-21 on the year. The Suns meet the Denver Nuggets, currently 24-26 this season. The Heat have a 0-1 record against Golden State this season. The Suns have won their last three meetings with Denver.