Miami reserve forward Justise Winslow added 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting, including 4-of-4 on 3-point attempts. Winslow also grabbed eight rebounds and handed out six assists.
Miami's top 3-point shooter, Wayne Ellington, was also not with the team following the death of a grandparent.
However, the Heat got starting point guard Goran Dragic back after he missed eight games due to a right knee injury. Dragic had 11 points and a game-high 10 assists in 21 minutes as Miami started a six-game road trip. Miami was 3-5 in the eight games without Dragic, a former Suns star.
Phoenix was without its top two scorers: Devin Booker (23.5 points per game) and T.J. Warren (17.7). Booker has an injured left hamstring. Warren has a sore right ankle.
Phoenix started two other rookies: center Deandre Ayton, the first overall pick in the 2018 draft; and Mikal Bridges, the 10th overall pick. Ayton had 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Bridges had 12 points.
Miami evened its road record at 5-5, which is better than its 5-9 home mark.
Troy Daniels led the Suns with 18 points off the bench.
Phoenix, which has the worst record in the NBA at 4-22, lost its eighth straight game, the longest active skid in the league.
The Suns, who scored a combined total of just 18 points in their two previous first quarters, got off to a much better start against the Heat. Phoenix led 36-34 after the first, shooting 54.5 percent from the floor, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range.
The score was tied 45-45 with 3:52 left in the second quarter when Miami made a push. A short Dragic jumper created the 15th lead change of the first half, and Miami closed with a 60-50 lead at the break. Bridges stole Dragic's dribble and hit a running 3-pointer at the buzzer to keep the Suns' deficit at 10 points.
The Heat never trailed in the second half, leading 89-73 after three quarters and cruising to victory in the fourth.
--Field Level Media
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