Phoenix briefly cut it to 91-79 before an 8-1 surge made it 99-80 with eight minutes left. The Heat led by as many as 22 points after that.
Adebayo, who also grabbed 10 rebounds, got extra playing time with the absence of Hassan Whiteside.
“I feel like I do that every night. I provide energy if he’s in or he’s out,” Adebayo said. “I just had to take care of business. There was just a lot of energy.’”
Spoelstra said of Adebayo, “He was all over the place.”
Heat: Miami was without Wayne Ellington due to a death in the family and is expected back on Monday. Whiteside remained in Miami for the birth of his first child . ... Adebayo’s previous career high was 19 points at Cleveland on Nov. 28, 2017 . ... It was Miami’s first road game against a Western Conference team this season . ... The Heat have won 19 of their last 21 against Phoenix . ... Dwyane Wade stuck around and
talked to cheering fans, and traded jerseys with Jamal Crawford, after his last game in Phoenix. Wade is retiring after this season and this was the first of his last visits to NBA cities.
Suns: In the previous two contests, Phoenix was the first NBA team in the shot-clock era to score fewer than 10 points in the first quarter of consecutive games . ... Daniels hit double figures for the third straight game . ... Phoenix signed G Juwan Evans to a two-way contract. Evans and another G-League player, George King, were active for the Suns Friday.