The Miami Heat rolled to a comfortable 97-88 road win over the Phoenix Suns behind outstanding play by Chris Bosh and an under-the-weather LeBron James.
Bosh was the Heat's most complete player Saturday night, scoring 24 points, grabbing nine rebounds and blocking two shots, while James - who had missed the morning shoot-around with a bad cold - contributed 21 points and seven rebounds.
The Heat ran their record to 8-3 despite the absence of star guard Dwyane Wade, who missed a second straight game with a left foot injury.
The rebuilding Suns were led by power forward Markieff Morris, who came off the bench to score 16 points, while small forward Michael Beasley and reserve guard Shannon Brown added 14 points apiece.
In other NBA action Saturday, the Boston Celtics routed the Toronto Raptors 107-89, the Utah Jazz scored an 83-76 road win over the Washington Wizards, the Dallas Mavericks topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-95 and the Memphis Grizzlies extended their league-best record to 8-1 with a 94-87 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
The San Antonio Spurs trounced the Denver Nuggets 126-100, the Milwaukee Bucks edged the New Orleans Hornets 117-113 and the L.A. Clippers cruised past the Chicago Bulls 101-80. EFE