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Five takeaways from Heat-Suns

MiamiHerald / Five takeaways from the Heat’s 125-116 wire-to-wire victory over the Suns on Wednesday night, which improved Miami’s record to 5-6 overall and 2-2 on this six-game road trip.

1. The Phoenix Suns are not good, and the Heat – surprise – are much better when they don’t turn the ball over too much. Before we discuss what Miami did right in this game, let’s take note the Suns could very well be the worst team in the NBA. If not for the lightning quick Devin Booker, who gets to shoot as many shots as he wants on a bad team (he’s averaging 17.4 shots per game, the same amount as league MVP Russell Westbrook), the Suns (4-8) might have a hard time winning the G-League title this season with this roster.

That said, the Heat did what it was supposed to do against an inferior team. Miami led from start to finish and never let the lead shrink smaller than six down the strtch.

Coach Erik Spoelstra dumbed down the offense a bit in part because the Heat came in ranked 28th in the NBA in turnovers (17.1 per game) and needed a night where it wasn’t fumbling the basketball around.

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