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ThereÆs no doubt the fourth quarter of last nightÆs game was horrendous. The Phoenix Suns employed a zone defensive scheme that both surprised and stymied the Miami Heat and allowed the Suns to come back from 12 points down in the third quarter to overtake the Heat 104-96. á While the Heat held the explosive Suns to well below their NBA-best 117 points per game average, their lack of defensive intensity in the fourth quarter allowed Phoenix to shoot a blistering 50.6 percent from the floor for the game, including 9 of 23 (39.1 percent) from beyond the arc. á That is a far cry from the stifling defense the Heat employed against their first three opponents in holding them to 38.6 percent from the field overall, and 21.6 percent from downtown. Prio to this game, Miami was holding opponent ...

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