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Nuggets maintain lengthy dominance over Wade, Heat


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Friday December 4, 2009 2:43AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- Few teams are happy to hop on a plane to face the defending world champions. The Heat might be one of them.

For all of their successful seasons, the Heat have not been able to figure out the Denver Nuggets. Whether they play in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains or near the Atlantic Ocean, the Nuggets own Miami.

They proved it again Thursday night on national TV. The Nuggets used a 13-0 run in the second quarter to pull away from Miami, and they cruised to a 114-96 win.

"The bottom just fell out," Heat coach Eric Spoelstra said. "We couldn't put together any kind of stops and offensively we weren't executing with any kind of pace, energy or passion. We're better than this. We've shown that."

Not Thursday. The Heat, coming off an impressive win in Portland on Tuesday night, looked a step slow against Denver. They shot just 33.3 percent in the first quarter and were a horrid 3-for-8 from the foul line.

"We just missed shots, missed free throws. The missed free throws were deflating," Spoelstra said. "If we could have converted half of the ones we missed we would have had a first quarter lead. We missed some chippies at the rim, layups, short jump shots that were open. That's going to happen. You've just got to have enough resolve to dig it out on the other end and weather the storm."

They didn't. With Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups on the bench in the second quarter the Nuggets took control of the game. Nene scored seven of his 15 points in a 3:11 stretch when Denver turned a 29-28 lead into a 42-28 advantage.

The lead reached to 20 before the end of the half and as much as 29 in the fourth quarter.

The only excitement after halftime were the four technicals handed out in the final 1:09 of the third quarter. Kenyon Martin picked up two of them, earning him an early shower.

"Other guys get warnings," he said. "I don't get warnings."

Martin's absence didn't matter, and the end result wasn't shocking. The Nuggets have owned Miami since Dwyane Wade and Anthony came into the league in 2003, and the Heat star knows it.

"They're better than us in this building," said Wade, who had a game-high 25 points. "They're better than us a majority of the time we've been here. I think they're 11-3 versus us."

Wade knows his history. The teams split four games from 2003-05, but after that Denver dominated. The Nuggets won six straight until the Heat finally got them in Miami last month, but they quickly returned the favor.

"I think we showed a lot of professional pride and understanding that we didn't play well down in Miami and we wanted to return the misery they gave us when we were there," Denver coach George Karl said.

Anthony also wanted to keep the edge on Wade, his friend and USA Basketball teammate.

"I try to make it like that," said Anthony, who led Denver with 22 points.

Wade didn't try to beat the Nuggets on his own. When Denver sent multiple guys at him he passed to open teammates, but they weren't able to knock down shots. Miami shot just 42.7 percent.

"I want us to capitalize on it. I feel it's disrespectful to my teammates when they send two or three guys," Wade said. "I want us to capitalize. When we don't capitalize that's when it gets frustrating to me because I'm a willing passer, I want other guys to succeed, I want to make the game easy. We've got to capitalize more often."

The Heat haven't been capitalizing on much lately. After starting the season 7-2, Miami has gone 3-6 and fallen near .500.

"Better competition," Wade said, citing the reason for the slide. "We played our first couple of games at home, we did what we were supposed to do. But now the competition's picked up. We're a team that's in the middle of the pack and that's how we're playing."

At least they have Denver off the schedule, but their reward is a date with the Lakers on Friday night.

Heat
Nuggets
     
    • 42.7%

    • 47.4%

    • 33.3%

    • 52.9%

    • 64.5%

    • 76.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIA DEN
Total Rebounds 11 11
Offensive Rebounds 14 10
Turnovers 10 11
Fast Break Pts: 11 6
Biggest Lead: 2 29
Points in the Paint: 34 40
MIA DEN
p Wade   25 Anthony   22
rb Wade   10 Andersen   10
a Wade   4 Billups   7
s Richardson   2 2 players   2
b O'Neal   2 Andersen   3
 
  • 01/13 - MIA @ DEN
  • 03/19 - DEN @ MIA
Miami Heat (47-35)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Q. Richardson F 30:11 1-4 1-3 0-1 -17 0 4 4 2 3 2 1 1 0 3
M. Beasley F 35:00 7-19 0-2 3-4 -19 1 6 7 0 3 1 2 0 2 17
J. O'Neal C 25:24 4-8 0-0 1-2 -16 2 2 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 9
D. Wade G 34:50 8-20 0-3 9-13 -23 3 7 10 4 3 1 4 0 3 25
M. Chalmers G 17:29 3-6 0-2 1-2 -13 0 1 1 3 4 1 0 0 1 7
J. Jones   15:32 2-6 2-4 0-1 -1 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 1 6
U. Haslem   21:30 1-4 0-0 3-4 -19 4 1 5 1 4 1 1 0 0 5
J. Anthony   06:36 1-1 0-0 1-2 -8 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
C. Arroyo   16:25 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 4
D. Wright   19:33 3-5 1-2 0-0 +4 1 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 7
J. Magloire   08:45 2-2 0-0 0-0 +11 0 3 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 4
D. Cook   08:45 2-4 2-2 0-0 +11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Total   240 35-82 6-18 20-31   14 31 45 15 26 8 10 4 8 96
  42.7% 33.3% 64.5%   team rebs: 11 total to: 12
Denver Nuggets (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Anthony F 33:06 6-17 2-4 8-9 +22 1 2 3 1 3 0 4 1 0 22
K. Martin F 27:52 4-8 0-0 4-5 +16 0 4 4 1 4 1 1 2 0 12
N. Hilario C 27:04 6-13 0-0 3-4 +20 3 5 8 4 1 2 0 0 3 15
A. Afflalo G 23:10 7-9 3-3 0-0 +1 2 4 6 0 4 0 2 0 0 17
C. Billups G 26:46 1-5 1-3 10-11 +13 0 3 3 7 2 0 0 0 0 13
J. Smith   29:01 5-11 3-6 3-6 +14 1 3 4 6 3 0 3 2 0 16
C. Andersen   27:46 3-3 0-0 3-4 +19 2 8 10 0 1 2 0 3 0 9
T. Lawson   21:14 2-4 0-0 2-2 +5 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 6
J. Graham   10:44 1-4 0-1 0-0 -1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
M. Allen   08:45 0-1 0-0 0-0 -11 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Petro   04:34 1-1 0-0 0-2 -8 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-76 9-17 33-43   10 31 41 20 23 5 11 8 4 114
  47.4% 52.9% 76.7%   team rebs: 11 total to: 12

inactive

  • Heat: Diawara, Quinn, Randolph
  • Nuggets: Balkman

technical fouls

  • Heat: Richardson, Spoelstra, Wade
  • Nuggets: Karl, Martin, Martin

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #42 Eric Lewis, #71 Rodney Mott
  • Attendance: 14998
  • Duration: 2:32
Miami Heat (17-16) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs O'Neal (Beasley gains possession)
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:38
[MIA 2-0]
 
  11:22 Martin Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:10 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:58 Martin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:57  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:47 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:35 Anthony Running Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:34 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
O'Neal Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  10:31  
  10:31
[DEN 1-2]
Billups Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  10:24 Hilario Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:24  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:00 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:52
[DEN 3-2]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:34 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Chalmers Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:33  
  09:25 Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
  09:24 Afflalo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:51
[DEN 5-2]
Anthony Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:34 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:34  
Team Rebound  08:34  
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:34
[MIA 3-5]
 
  08:25 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:24  
Chalmers Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wade (1 AST)  08:14
[MIA 5-5]
 
  08:08 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:07  
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  07:57
[MIA 7-5]
 
Chalmers Foul : Inbound (2 PF)  07:39  
  07:39
[DEN 6-7]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Jones  07:39  
  07:39
[DEN 7-7]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Team Rebound 
  07:02
[DEN 10-7]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Jones Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:02  
  07:02 Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:00  
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed  06:45  
Team Rebound  06:44  
Beasley Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:44  
  06:27
[DEN 12-7]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:20  
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  06:10  
Jones Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:02  
  06:02
[DEN 13-7]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  06:02 Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:00 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:54 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:54  
  05:48 Afflalo Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  05:48 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:31 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:29  
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (2 AST)  05:23
[MIA 9-13]
 
  05:06 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:05  
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:59  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:58
[MIA 11-13]
 
  04:36
[DEN 15-11]
Hilario Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wade (3 AST)  04:24
[MIA 14-15]
 
  04:24 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:24  
  04:22 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:10 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:09  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  03:59  
Wade Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:58  
Wade Tip Shot: Missed  03:58  
Wade Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:57  
Wade Tip Shot: Made (3 PTS)  03:57
[MIA 16-15]
 
  03:34 Hilario Running Hook Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:33  
  03:28 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem  03:28  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  03:16  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:15  
Wade Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  03:13  
Team Rebound  03:11  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:11  
  03:11 Karl Technical 
Richardson Free Throw Technical Missed  03:11  
  03:11 Team Rebound 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony  03:11  
  02:56 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:55 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:55 Anthony Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:53 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:48
[DEN 18-16]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
  02:35 Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:35 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:35
[MIA 17-18]
 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:35  
Haslem Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:32  
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:26 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:15
[DEN 20-17]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Wade Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  02:03  
Team Rebound  02:02  
  01:53 Martin Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:53  
Team Rebound  01:53  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:53
[MIA 18-20]
 
  01:39 Martin Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:37 Team Rebound 
Richardson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:37  
  01:37
[DEN 21-18]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:37
[DEN 22-18]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:22 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:11 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:10  
Richardson Technical  01:10  
  01:10
[DEN 23-18]
Anthony Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Beasley  01:10  
Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:54.6  
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:48.6  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:47.6
[MIA 20-23]
 
Wade Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:41.8  
  00:41.8
[DEN 24-20]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:41.8
[DEN 25-20]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:21.3
[MIA 22-25]
 
  00:01.9 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:00.9  
End of 1st Quarter
Miami Heat (17-16) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Jones Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:46  
  11:46 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:46 Team Rebound 
Jones Substitution replaced by Wright  11:46  
  11:46 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:45  
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:31
[MIA 24-25]
 
  11:08 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:07 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:07
[DEN 27-24]
Andersen Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:47
[MIA 26-27]
 
  10:33
[DEN 29-26]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST) 
  10:09 Anthony Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  10:09 Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham 
  10:01 Graham Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:01
[MIA 27-29]
 
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:01
[MIA 28-29]
 
  09:47 Smith Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  09:46 Team Rebound 
  09:40
[DEN 31-28]
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:19 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:16 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST) 
Haslem Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:06 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:03
[DEN 33-28]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Wright Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:03  
  09:03 Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:01  
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST)  08:47  
  08:42
[DEN 35-28]
Hilario Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:35  
Anthony Substitution replaced by O'Neal  08:35  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
Haslem Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:24  
Arroyo Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  08:12  
  08:09 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:03
[DEN 37-28]
Hilario Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:35  
Arroyo Substitution replaced by Chalmers  07:35  
Wright Substitution replaced by Wade  07:35  
  07:24
[DEN 39-28]
Hilario Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Haslem Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:24  
  07:24
[DEN 40-28]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  07:21  
Haslem Substitution replaced by Richardson  07:21  
Richardson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST)  07:10  
  07:02 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:01 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:01 Hilario Tip Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:58  
Wade Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (2 ST)  06:51  
O'Neal Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:50  
  06:29
[DEN 42-28]
Graham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
  06:13 Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:13 Lawson Substitution replaced by Billups 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  05:59  
  05:59 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:39 Timeout : Official 
  05:37 Hilario Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:36 Team Rebound 
  05:21 Graham Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Graham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:16 Graham Hook Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:15  
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wade (4 AST)  05:09
[MIA 30-42]
 
  04:53 Hilario Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK) 
  04:52 Team Rebound 
  04:52 Graham Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  04:52 Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin 
Chalmers Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:47  
  04:47
[DEN 43-30]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Jones  04:47  
  04:47 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  04:47
[DEN 44-30]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Beasley Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (3 BLK)  04:32  
  04:29 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:23 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:19 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:14
[DEN 47-30]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:06  
  04:00 Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:00  
Team Rebound  04:00  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Haslem  04:00  
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:00
[MIA 31-47]
 
  03:48 Martin Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
  03:34 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:34
[MIA 32-47]
 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:34
[MIA 33-47]
 
  03:19
[DEN 50-33]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST) 
  03:06 Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Haslem Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:06
[MIA 34-50]
 
Haslem Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:06  
  03:06 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:53  
  02:53
[DEN 51-34]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:53
[DEN 52-34]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:38 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Beasley Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:21  
  02:21
[DEN 53-34]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:21
[DEN 54-34]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  02:05
[MIA 37-54]
 
Jones Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:42  
  01:42
[DEN 55-37]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 3 (14 PTS) 
Jones Substitution replaced by Wright  01:42  
  01:42
[DEN 56-37]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 3 (15 PTS) 
  01:42
[DEN 57-37]
Smith Free Throw 3 of 3 (16 PTS) 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
Haslem Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  01:26  
Haslem Tip Shot: Missed  01:26  
Wade Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:24  
Wade Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:23
[MIA 39-57]
 
  01:15 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:13  
Haslem Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:55.9 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wade (1 ST) 
Wade Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:52.5  
Wade Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  00:52.5  
  00:52.5 Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham 
  00:52.5 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  00:41.9 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Haslem (1 ST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:38.6
[MIA 41-57]
 
Haslem Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:20.5  
  00:20.5 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
  00:20.5
[DEN 58-41]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:20.5 Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:19.9  
  00:03.8 Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:03.8  
Team Rebound  00:03.8  
  00:03.8 Team Timeout : Short 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:03.8
[MIA 42-58]
 
  00:00.2 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 2nd Quarter
Miami Heat (17-16) Denver Nuggets (22-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Hilario Layup Shot: Missed Block: Richardson (1 BLK) 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:45  
Wade Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (1 AST)  11:40
[MIA 44-58]
 
O'Neal Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:27  
Richardson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:24  
  11:15 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Chalmers (1 ST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:55 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:43
[DEN 61-44]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST) 
Chalmers Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:29
[MIA 46-61]
 
Chalmers Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:13  
  10:13
[DEN 62-46]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:13
[DEN 63-46]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Chalmers Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:59
[MIA 48-63]
 
  09:39
[DEN 65-48]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beasley Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:39  
  09:39
[DEN 66-48]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Chalmers Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  09:25  
  09:24 Team Rebound 
  09:03 Hilario Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  09:03  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:53 Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Beasley Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:51  
  08:51
[DEN 67-48]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:51
[DEN 68-48]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:38
[MIA 50-68]
 
  08:21 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:20 Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:18
[DEN 70-50]
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  08:04 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Beasley Hook Shot: Missed Block: Martin (2 BLK)  07:50  
  07:49 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Wade Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:46  
  07:46
[DEN 71-50]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:46
[DEN 72-50]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  07:31 Anthony Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
O'Neal Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST)  07:28
[MIA 52-72]
 
  07:07 Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (2 ST) 
Wade Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:57
[MIA 54-72]
 
  06:40
[DEN 74-54]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Beasley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  06:21  
  06:08
[DEN 77-54]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:08  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem  06:08  
  05:58 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:58
[MIA 55-77]
 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:58
[MIA 56-77]
 
  05:34 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:33  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
Haslem Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  05:13  
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:03 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:40
[DEN 79-56]
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Wade Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (2 AST)  04:26
[MIA 58-79]
 
  04:11
[DEN 81-58]
Martin Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST) 
  03:47 Martin Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  03:47 Andersen Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:47 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:47
[MIA 59-81]
 
Chalmers Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Haslem Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:32  
  03:32
[DEN 82-59]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:32 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:30 Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:24
[DEN 84-59]
Martin Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (3 AST)  03:03
[MIA 61-84]
 
  02:44 Anthony Turnover : Palming Turnover (3 TO) 
  02:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:30 Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Haslem Foul : Personal (4 PF)  02:29  
  02:29
[DEN 85-61]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:29
[DEN 86-61]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Wade Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Haslem (1 AST)  02:17
[MIA 63-86]
 
  02:17 Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  02:17
[MIA 64-86]
 
  01:52
[DEN 89-64]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST) 
  01:40 Martin Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:40  
Team Rebound  01:40  
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Wright  01:40  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:40
[MIA 65-89]
 
  01:19 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  01:19  
Wade 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK)  01:11  
  01:10 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Spoelstra Technical  01:09  
Wade Technical  01:09  
  01:09
[DEN 90-65]
Anthony Free Throw Technical (17 PTS) 
  01:09 Anthony Free Throw Technical Missed 
  01:09 Team Rebound 
  00:59.4 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:59.4  
Wade Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:49.6
[MIA 67-90]
 
  00:39.9
[DEN 92-67]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
  00:39.9 Martin Technical 
  00:39.9 Martin Technical 
  00:39.9 Martin Ejection:Second Technical 
  00:39.9 Martin Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Wade Free Throw Technical Missed  00:39.9  
Team Rebound  00:39.9  
Wade Free Throw Technical (23 PTS)  00:39.9
[MIA 68-92]
 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  00:24.6  
  00:24.2 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:00.2 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Wade Jump Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:47 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  11:34
[DEN 94-68]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
  11:15 Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Haslem Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:15
[MIA 69-94]
 
Haslem Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:15
[MIA 70-94]
 
  10:59
[DEN 96-70]
Andersen Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Wade Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  10:32
[MIA 72-96]
 
  10:16 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Arroyo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:16  
Haslem Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:08  
  09:51
[DEN 98-72]
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hilario (4 AST) 
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Andersen (2 ST)  09:34  
Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:29  
  09:29
[DEN 99-72]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  09:29
[DEN 100-72]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Arroyo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:22
[MIA 74-100]
 
  09:10
[DEN 103-74]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  08:45 Anthony Turnover : Palming Turnover (4 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:45  
  08:45 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  08:45 Hilario Substitution replaced by Allen 
Wade Substitution replaced by Magloire  08:45  
Haslem Substitution replaced by Cook  08:45  
Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:21 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Magloire (1 ST) 
Cook 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (1 AST)  08:15
[MIA 77-103]
 
  07:52 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Magloire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:52  
Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:41  
Arroyo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:40  
  07:33 Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Cook Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:21  
Beasley Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:20
[MIA 79-103]
 
  06:57
[DEN 105-79]
Lawson Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:42 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  06:19 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:17  
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Cook (1 AST)  06:07
[MIA 82-105]
 
  05:38
[DEN 108-82]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Magloire Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:14
[MIA 84-108]
 
  04:52
[DEN 110-84]
Lawson Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (6 AST) 
Magloire Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:34  
  04:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:34 Smith Substitution replaced by Petro 
  04:34 Andersen Substitution replaced by Graham 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Jones  04:34  
  04:17
[DEN 112-84]
Petro Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Cook 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (2 AST)  04:00
[MIA 87-112]
 
  03:38 Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Magloire (1 BLK) 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:35  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  03:27  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:26  
Wright Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:25
[MIA 89-112]
 
Magloire Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:04  
  03:04 Petro Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:04 Team Rebound 
  03:04 Petro Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:03  
  03:03 Graham Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:32 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:32  
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  02:19
[MIA 92-112]
 
  01:57
[DEN 114-92]
Afflalo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Magloire Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:48
[MIA 94-114]
 
  01:31 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
  01:30 Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:30  
  01:26 Petro Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Arroyo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:26
[MIA 95-114]
 
Arroyo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:26
[MIA 96-114]
 
  01:00 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
Magloire Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:59.8  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  00:38.7  
Team Rebound  00:37.7  
Cook Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:33.4 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:08.9 Graham 3pt Shot: Missed 
Magloire Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:07.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa TNT National 10:30 pm ET
canada -- TSN2 national 10:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIA
3rd Southeast
47
35
9-1
24-17
23-18
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIA
2 players 33.2
2 players 7.4
2 players 6.8
2 players 2.0
4 players 1.6
DEN
2 players 30.7
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.3
2 players 1.2
2 players 2.0

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