Chris Bosh leads Miami Heat past Phoenix Suns

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This was either an example of how great the Heat can become or an example of the Suns without a center.

Or, like all things subjective and circumstantial, it was probably a little bit of both.

One thing is for sure, however: Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena belonged to Chris Bosh and that fact is good news for the Heat. Bosh scored a season-high 35 points in the Heat’s 123-96 runaway victory over the Suns.

“If I’m open I’m going to shoot,” Bosh said. “I think I was hesitating a little too much in the past.”

Forget hesitation. Bosh played without a filter.

Everything that touched his hands was going to the rim and most of it went down. He finished 12 of 17 from the field and made 11 of 11 from the free throw line. Bosh scored 14 of Miami’s first 19 points, including the first eight, to give the Heat a quick 19-14 lead.

“What I was encouraged about was the recognition,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Chris had the hot had and we were able to find him within the offense without a specific set.”

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