Fourth-quarter run leads Heat over Suns

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Miami's LeBron James goes up for a basket over Phoenix center Marcin Gortat. James scored 20 points in Tuesday's win.  J PAT CARTER/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Miami's LeBron James goes up for a basket over Phoenix center Marcin Gortat. James scored 20 points in Tuesday's win.

MIAMI — Chris Bosh scored 29 points, LeBron James survived two scary falls and the Miami Heat used a 17-0 fourth-quarter run to erase a 10-point deficit and beat the Phoenix Suns 99-95 on Tuesday night for their 14th consecutive home victory.

James finished with 20 points, Dwyane Wade had 19, and Udonis Haslem added a season-high 15 for the Heat, who survived two huge late scares – a double-digit hole, and a frightening collision between James and Grant Hill in the final minute.

James was chasing a long pass and never saw Hill, crashing into him. James went down, failing on his first attempt to get up and stayed on the court holding his head for about a minute. He remained in the game.

Hill led Phoenix with 19 points. Marcin Gortat had 13, Markieff Morris 12, Jared Dudley 10 and Steve Nash finished with nine points and 10 assists.

KNICKS 106, RAPTORS 87

In New York, Amare Stoudemire had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Jeremy Lin added 18 points and 10 assists, and New York Knicks made it four easy victories in a row since Mike Woodson replaced Mike D’Antoni as coach.

Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler each scored 17 points for the Knicks, who bring a week’s worth of momentum to Philadelphia tonight for a matchup with the Atlantic Division-leading 76ers.

DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points for the Raptors.

ROCKETS 107, LAKERS 104

In Houston, Goran Dragic hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left and finished with 16 points and 13 assists in Houston’s comeback victory over Los Angeles.

Down by nine with 5 minutes left, the Rockets had a 12-0 run to take the lead.

Luis Scola and Courtney Lee scored 23 points apiece for the Rockets. Kobe Bryant had 29 points, and Pau Gasol added 21 for the Lakers.

PACERS 102, CLIPPERS 89

In Indianapolis,Danny Granger scored 25 points to help Indiana beat Los Angeles.

Reserves Tyler Hansbrough, George Hill and Leandro Barbosa helped Indiana’s backups outscore the Clippers’ reserves 50-23.


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