The Suns (4-2) were in Miami tonight to take on Shaq and the Heat (0-5). Stat played for the first time in three games, but he only played 17 minutes, and this not because of his knee. Stat got a technical in a double technical call for a spat on the court with a Heat player. Then, after getting elbowed in the face twice by Shaq, Stat went over to complain to the ref and got his second technical, ejecting him from the game. Even though he still scored 9 points, had 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, and 2 blocks: what a waste. The Suns looked disorganized and unpredictable for most of the game. They only really turned it up in the last quarter, and mostly with defense. Diaw didn't totally shut Shaq down, but he did a pretty good job of it in the fourth quarter. The Suns outscored the Heat 27-17 in the final quarter in order to eek out a win, 106-101. Nash, once again, had a 30 point performance and added in 8 assists. Marion had 17 points and an amazing 24 rebounds. We had 12 turn overs to their 15, and only were out rebounded by 5. The next game is tomorrow late afternoon (for AZ) in Orlando taking on the Magic (5-1). This is only the third home game for the Magic, having won 4 games on the road and splitting the two previous in Orlando. One more Eastern Conference road game. Bring it on. GO SUNS!
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