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The Heat try to continue their hot streak at home against a surging Phoenix Suns team.
The Miami Heat have won 13 straight games at AmericanAirlines Arena. They look to extend that streak on Tuesday night as they host a surging Phoenix Suns team that finds itself over .500 for the first time this season and only one-half game behind the Houston Rockets for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Heat are coming off an impressive 91-81 victory over the Orlando Magic. In that game the Heat held the Magic to 39.5 percent shooting from the field. The Heat will have to play another solid defensive game on Tuesday night as the Suns have been averaging 102.3 points the last 14 games.
A key player for the Heat to work on defending is Marcin Gortat, averaging 17.3 points per game and avergaging 59.3 percent shooting the last 14 contests.
The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start time with television coverage provided by Sunshine Sports