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(SportsNetwork. Eric Reid Jersey .com) - The Miami Heat are struggling on this current road trip and hope success is on the way when they invade Arizona Tuesday night to take on the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. The Heat have lost four in a row and dropped road bouts in Milwaukee and Memphis to start a five-game sojourn. They are winless in three straight on the road and suffered a 103-87 loss to the Grizzlies Sunday despite Dwyane Wades 25 points on 11-of-20 shooting. Josh McRoberts (14), Luol Deng (13), Chris Bosh (12) and Mario Chalmers (12) were other Heat players to score in double figures. Miami made 48.8 percent from the field, but the Grizzlies were much better at 58.9 percent. Memphis used an 8-0 run in the fourth quarter for a 90-79 lead. I thought we fought hard, we just didnt have enough to win it, Wade said. Wade has scored 20 or more points in each of the last nine games, his longest streak since reaching that mark from Feb. 23-March 17, 2013. Wade has shot at least 50 percent from the field in 11 consecutive games. Miami still has Denver and Utah to visit on this trip and is 5-5 away from home. In injury news for the Heat, Deng (hand) and guard Norris Cole (finger) are probable against the Suns. The Suns are back home for two straight games versus Miami and Detroit, and suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Los Angeles Clippers Monday night in the finale of a three-game road trip (1-2). Clippers star forward Blake Griffin hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer and finished with a season-high 45 points. Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, who spent the first three seasons of his career with the Clippers and was held without a field goal against them last month, totaled 27 points, a career-high 16 assists and 11 rebounds in a losing effort. We thought we were going to win it, Phoenix head coach Jeff Hornacek said. It was so close yet so far away. I thought no way was Blake going to make it. Bledsoe also swatted Clippers guard Chris Pauls would-be game-winner at the end of regulation into the second row. He has scored 20-plus points three times in the last four games. Markieff Morris had 21 points, Goran Dragic scored 17 and Gerald Green added 15 off the bench for the Suns, losers in two straight and four of the last six games. The Clippers scored 31 points on 17 Phoenix turnovers. The Suns fell short of making 50 percent from the field (48.4) and are unbeaten in the previous 26 games when reaching that mark. Phoenix is 6-4 at home and has five players averaging at least 14 points (Bledsoe, Dragic, Isaiah Thomas, Morris, Green). Thomas has been bothered by a an ankle bruise and has missed seven straight games. He is questionable Tuesday. The Suns and Heat will play the first of two meetings this season and are scheduled to tangle again March 2 in south Florida. Miami took both matchups with Phoenix last season and has won eight in a row and 11 of the past 12 contests in this series. Miami is unbeaten in the last six visits to the Copper State. Steve Young Jersey . Make the extra pass, take care of the ball, play defence and get more out of his bench. Daniel Kilgore Jersey . Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone dismissed Tuesdays massive anti-government protest in Manama as "a lot of kids having a go at the police." "I dont think its anything serious at all," Ecclestone was quoted as saying in The Guardian newspaper on Wednesday. ARLINGTON, Texas -- The dissatisfaction Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels feels about the team missing the playoffs is no reflection of how he regards manager Ron Washington. While the Rangers arent in the playoffs for the first time in four years, Daniels said Thursday that he feels "as strong about" Washington as he ever has. Washington has only next season remaining on his contract, but Daniels plans to sit down with him to discuss that situation. Texas has averaged more than 91 wins a year the past five seasons and made its only two World Series appearances in that span. Asked if it was a fair assumption Washington would get a contract extension, Daniels replied, "That would be my preference." The GM said he hadnt yet had an opportunity to speak with ownership about that. During more than 45 minutes discussing the season, Daniels also acknowledged that major league strikeout leader Yu Darvish (13-9, 277 strikeouts) dealt with a nerve issue in his lower back for than a month at the end of the season. The pitcher had an injection Wednesday and was flying home to Japan for about a month. The Rangers expect him to be fully healthy by next spring. For the second year in a row since their AL championship seasons in 2010 and 2011, the Rangers were done after losing a must-win game in their 163rd game. They lost in the first AL wild-card game at home last year and this week missed the playoffs with 91 wins after losing at home to Tampa Bay in the majors first wild-card tiebreaker game since 2007. "On one hand, weve averaged over 90 wins the last five years, weve had a lot of success organizationally, a lot of individuals having a lot of success. ... Were in the middle of what we feel is a tremendous run," Daniels said. "At the same time, one-and-done is not good enough. Its two years in a row weve been in this spot, and it hurts. I can tell you we want more." Daniels had just completed his first year as GM when he fired Buck Showalter after the 2006 season and replaced him with the longtime Oakland third-base coach who then had no major league managerial experience. Washingtton now is the teams winningest manager (611-522) after seven seasons. Earl Mitchell Jersey. "To the degree that that was any speculation (about his job) late in the year ... that was always rumour mill-driven," Daniels said. "I feel the same way, just as strong about Wash as I ever have." After an AL-best record of 20-7 in August and with a two-game lead in the AL West, the Rangers started September with a 5-15 slide. That included being swept in a six-game homestand by Pittsburgh and Oakland, though they won all seven games on their last homestand to force the tiebreaker. It was the second year in a row a September slump cost the Rangers the AL West title. There was a 4-9 finish to the 2012 regular season. The Rangers staff ERA of 3.62 was their best since 1983. But after losing sluggers Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli in free agency last winter, their 730 runs were the fewest in a full season since 1992. " Who would have thought five, six years ago wed be talking about the pitching being the strength of the club," Daniels said. And the core of the starting rotation is still signed for multiple years, including Darvish and left-handers Derek Holland (10-9) and Matt Harrison, the years opening day starter who pitched only twice before two operations on a herniated disk in his lower back. Darvish didnt pitch past the sixth inning in any of his last three starts, though the Rangers won each of those games. Texas was 0-6 his six previous starts, five of them one-run games (including consecutive 1-0 losses). Daniels said the nerve started bothering Darvish in August, and that the team agreed with the pitchers decision not to have the injection during the season. "Effectively he had a nerve issue in his lower back that caused him to use strength after a period of time in his right leg," Daniels said. "He wasnt as powerful as he wanted to be after being out there for an extended period. ... He chose not to have injection because it would have required him to miss a start. 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