MIAMI, November 18- Chris Bosh found his scoring touch Wednesday, pouring in a season-high 35 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 123-96 NBA victory over the Phoenix Suns.
With the game well in hand for the star-studded Heat team, Bosh sat out the fourth quarter.
Miami’s two-time reigning NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James added 20 points, flirting with a triple-double as he added nine assists and eight rebounds.
Dwyane Wade chipped in 17 points with six rebounds and six assists as the Heat snapped the Suns’ three-game winning streak.
All five Suns starters scored in double figures, led by Steve Nash’s 17.
Uncharacteristically, Nash had just two assists, matching his lowest total since December 29, 2008, against Oklahoma City.
Grant Hill scored 15 and Channing Frye added 14 for the Suns, but Miami out-rebounded Phoenix 42-32.
Bosh has a history of putting up big numbers against the Suns, scoring more than 30 points in three of his last six meetings with Phoenix.
Even so, the former Toronto star hadn’t been part of a victory over the Suns since February 10, 2004.
On Wednesday he hit his first four shots and had 14 points in the first nine minutes.
By the time Bosh departed the game for good it was clear he would come away with a victory over the Suns this time.
The Suns kept it interesting in the third quarter, trimming a 25-point deficit to 12 points.
Bosh responded by scoring seven straight points that helped Miami take a commanding 100-73 lead into the final period.