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Goran Dragic scores 21 points in first match against the Phoenix Suns

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Former Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic welcomed his former team to his new home as he helped to lead the Miami Heat to dominant win.

The Heat ran out 115-98 winners as the Suns fell to their sixth loss in their last eight games.

The Suns and the Heat are both very middle of the pack teams this year in the NBA with Miami severely suffering following the loss of some key players.

Miami made the Eastern conference championship game last year but have been unable to maintain that level this year.

Following the loss of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer and then subsequent injuries to big stars such as Chris Bosh, they really haven't found their feet this year.

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None of that seemed to matter tonight though as the Heat were dominant winners over the Suns and were led by a controversial source.

Deadline trade Goran Dragic hit 21 points against his former team and helped to guide the Heat back to winning ways.

Tyler Johnson scored 26 points from the bench for Miami as they stopped a two game slide.

The game with the Heat was the first in a four game road trip for the 31-30 Suns who will be eager to stop this slide when travel to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

The Heat however will welcome the LA Lakers on Wednesday night and look to make it two wins on the bounce at home.

Warriors shocked

They may be the top team in the Western conference but the Golden State Warriors were shocked tonight by the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets got an edgy two point win over the Warriors as they went 110-108 over the number one seed in the West.

The Nets occupy the number eight seed in the East and are second in the Atlantic division.

Jarrett Jack is the man to thank for Brooklyn as his 17 foot jump shot went in at the buzzer in the fourth quarter to give them a huge win.

Unsurprisingly Steph Curry was the top scorer for Golden State as his 26 points made him the joint top scorer in the game.

He was matched by Brooklyn's Brook Lopez who was instrumental in guiding his team to a win from the bench.

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Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
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Phoenix Suns
Miami Heat
Southeast Division
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