Unhappy return for Shaq, as Heat top SunsPosted: Updated:
MIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade gave Shaquille O'Neal plenty of wins with the Miami Heat. Wade wasn't being cooperative this time with O'Neal in an opponent's jersey.
Wade scored 35 points and tied his career high with 16 assists, Michael Beasley and Daequan Cook combined to score 55 points off Miami's bench, and the Heat spoiled Shaq's return with a 135-129 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Beasley scored 28 points -- the most by a Heat player besides Wade this season -- and nine rebounds. Cook added 27 points and Miami led for all but a portion of the opening minutes on the way to the second-highest point total in franchise history.
O'Neal finished with 22 points and eight rebounds before fouling out with 1:08 left.