Sunday , Nov , 23 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Miami Heat Team Report – November 23

=== Miami Heat Team Report – November 23 ===

(Sports Network) – The Miami Heat lost to the Phoenix Suns, 100-98, on
Saturday at at America West Arena.

Rookie Dwyane Wade scored a career-high 27 points and Lamar Odom added 24 for
the Heat, who have dropped three in a row and wrapped up a 1-4 road trip.

A pair of free throws by Amare Stoudemire with 6:36 to play and a layup by
Shawn Marion with 5:40 left gave Phoenix an 87-82 lead.

The Suns went up by six at 97-91 on a driving layup by Stephon Marbury with
2:36 remaining, but Miami pulled to within 98-97 on a jumper by Odom with 23
seconds left.

However, Marbury hit a pair of free throws with 18 seconds remaining to put
Phoenix back up by three.

Odom missed a three-pointer at the other end and Brian Grant was fouled on a
hook attempt under the basket with 0.7 seconds to play. Grant missed the first
free throw and made the second to make it a two-point game, but that was how
it ended.

The Heat are off until Tuesday when they host they New Orleans Hornets.

MIA