2018-19 Season vs Denver

HEAT vs Nuggets
HEAT vs Nuggets
Feb. 11, 2019
LOSS: 103-87
With Miami needing a spark off the bench in the second quarter, James Johnson provided it with seven straight points. JJ finished with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, six rebounds, a team-high three blocks, two assists and a steal.

Nuggets vs HEAT
Nuggets vs HEAT
Jan. 8, 2019
LOSS: 103-99
After a little bit of a slow start to the contest, Bam Adebayo simply went off in the fourth quarter with a team-high 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting. When it was all said and done, Adebayo had 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, four rebounds and an assist.

2017-18 Season vs Denver

Nuggets vs HEAT
Nuggets vs HEAT
March 19, 2018
WIN: 149-141 (2OT)
Down the stretch, James Johnson simply did whatever it took to get the win and totaled 18 points in both overtime periods combined. While JJ knocked down some huge threes during the flurry, nothing touches a massive dunk he had that put Miami up 144-136 with 52.6 seconds left in the game. On the flip side of the ball, Johnson was just as impactful against Paul Millsap and held the 33-year-old scoreless after the fourth quarter. Johnson led the HEAT with a career-high 31 points on 13-of-17 shooting and also tallied a team-high 11 rebounds and six assists.

HEAT vs Nuggets
HEAT vs Nuggets
Nov. 3, 2017
LOSS: 95-94
Dion Waiters just knows how to get it done in crunch time. With Miami down in the fourth quarter, Waiters answered the call with seven points on 3-of-4 shooting in the period. A little later, the former Syracuse standout had a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but his jump shot rattled in and out. On the flip side of the ball, Waiters hounded Gary Harris throughout the fourth and made things very tough on him. In all, the 25-year-old tallied 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting, three rebounds and three assists.

2016-17 Season vs Denver

Nuggets vs HEAT
Nuggets vs HEAT
April. 2, 2017
LOSS: 116-113
With Miami down six entering the fourth quarter in a very important game, Josh Richardson simply gave it all he had. In the final period, Richardson scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including 3-of-4 from deep. In other words, the 23-year-old rose to the occasion and looked like the Richardson of old. Not to mention, he assisted Tyler Johnson on a clutch trey that cut Denver’s lead to 114-113 with 10.8 seconds left in the game. Unfortunately, Richardson missed a three at the buzzer that would have sent the contest to OT. On the flip side of the ball though, he competed hard against Wilson Chandler and came away with a superb block against the veteran late in the third quarter. Richardson finished with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including 4-of-6 from deep, three rebounds, three blocks and a steal in addition to that aforementioned assist.

HEAT vs Nuggets
HEAT vs Nuggets
Nov. 30, 2016
WIN: 106-98
From the very beginning, Hassan Whiteside was ultra aggressive against the Nuggets. In fact, he tallied a double-double in the first half with 13 points and 13 boards. Regardless of whom Denver threw his way, whether it was Jusuf Nurkić, Nikola Jokić or Kenneth Faried, Whiteside fared well. As the game progressed, the former Marshall standout continued to show good footwork in the post and converted a number of nifty hook-shots. On the flip side of the ball, Whiteside had a clutch block on Jamal Murray with a shade over 45 seconds remaining and the Nuggets down five. In addition to his 25 points and 16 rebounds (four offensive), Whiteside also had four blocks.

2015-16 Season vs Denver

Nuggets vs HEAT
Nuggets vs HEAT
March 14, 2016
WIN: 124-119
Both Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson had monster performances on Monday night. Winslow mixed things up offensively with shots from the perimeter and finishes in the post. As usual, he did a good job of being ready for the pass on the block. That allowed him to go up quickly and either complete the play or draw a foul. When not inside, Winslow drilled smart pull-up mid-range jumpers within the flow of the offense. Due to his efficient play, he shot 8-of-13 for his career-high 20 points. While Winslow did a lot of damage in the half court, he also had a few nice plays in transition. Richardson, meanwhile, simply continued his torrid shooting from downtown. Throughout the contest, the former Tennessee Volunteer nailed a bunch of catch-and-shoot treys to stretch the floor for the HEAT. On the flip side of the ball, the rookie had two key blocks in the fourth and displayed great hustle all night. In all, Richardson had 17 points, four boards, two assists and three blocks on 6-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.

HEAT vs Nuggets
HEAT vs Nuggets
Jan. 15, 2016
WIN: 98-95
With Miami down 18 points early in the third quarter, the team needed a big surge to get back into the game. The HEAT got that and so much more from Hassan Whiteside on Friday night. Thanks to superb defense by the 26-year-old, Miami forced Denver to shoot just 23.8 percent in the third. Whiteside tallied five of his 11 blocks in the quarter and made nothing come easy for the Nuggets. On the offensive side of the ball, the center mixed it up with hook shots, dunks and even a few jumpers for good measure. Additionally, in the fourth quarter, he fought relentlessly on the offensive glass to give the HEAT a bunch of second-chance opportunities. In all, Whiteside shot 8-of-13 for his 19 points, grabbed 17 rebounds (six offensive) and had 11 blocks. While Chris Bosh had a quiet first half, he really started to pick things up later in the game. On one sequence late in the fourth, he had an excellent close-out on Darrell Arthur to force an air ball on a jumper. Shortly thereafter, Bosh hit a clutch turnaround jumper from the baseline over Danilo Gallinari to give the HEAT the lead for good. Bosh shot 9-of-13 for his 24 points, grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists.

2014-15 Season vs. Denver

HEAT vs Nuggets
Nuggets vs HEAT
Mar. 20, 2015
WIN: 91-108
The backcourt duo of Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragić played very well against the Nuggets. Wade got hot in the second quarter and connected on a few mid-range jumpers that continued Miami’s momentum after a nice run. Wade led the team with 22 points on 50 percent shooting and also dished out four assists. Dragić, meanwhile, pushed tempo and had plenty of difficult finishes on Friday night. Dragić finished with 18 points, eight boards and five assists. Michael Beasley provided a spark for Miami in the second quarter and had a great all-around performance. He made some smart decisions with the ball and displayed patience often, setting up his teammates pretty well. In all, Beasley finished with nine points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Offensively, Luol Deng and Henry Walker did damage from downtown to support Wade and Dragić. Deng picked up where he left off Wednesday night and went 3-of-5 from distance and finished the game with 15 points. Walker, meanwhile, also hit 3-of-5 from downtown and had nine points on the night.

HEAT vs Nuggets
HEAT @ Nuggets
Dec. 10, 2014
LOSS: 82-102
While Chris Bosh led the HEAT in scoring, Luol Deng also had an impact on the game Wednesday night. As usual, Deng aggressively took it to the hoop and had a quick start against the Nuggets. He also moved well without the ball and made some nice cuts. In all, Deng finished with 12 points on 50 percent shooting and three boards. Bosh, meanwhile, remained level-headed and continued to fight despite falling behind early. Bosh led the HEAT with 14 points and attacked from inside and outside against the Nuggets. After one of his best games of the season Tuesday night against the Suns, Norris Cole did well once more against the Nuggets. Cole got the HEAT out in transition and made smart decisions with the ball. He matched a season-high in assists and set a season-high in rebounds on the night, as he made an impact in more ways than one. In all, Cole had six points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Justin Hamilton earned his first career NBA start and scored Miami’s first four points against the Nuggets. Hassan Whiteside also played and finished with six points, three rebounds and a blocked shot in under six minutes of play.

2013-14 Season vs. Denver

HEAT vs Denver
Nuggets vs HEAT
Mar. 14, 2014
LOSS: 111-107
Ray Allen had his best performance in quite a while. Allen found his shooting stroke in the game and was huge in a few runs down the stretch in the fourth quarter. He finished the game 7-of-9 shooting, including 5-of-7 from downtown, for 22 points. Mario Chalmers also picked up his play in the fourth quarter like he did against Brooklyn on Wednesday. Dwyane Wade was very aggressive off the ball in the first quarter and had 10 of his 19 points in the first quarter. Chris Andersen and Michael Beasley played well. Andersen continued his tear on the defensive end and swatted four shots to go along with his 14 points. Beasley had some nice, smart drives to the rack and finished with four points on 2-of-4 shooting.

HEAT vs Denver
HEAT @ Nuggets
Dec. 30, 2013
WIN: 97-94
James celebrated his 29th birthday with 26 points and 10 assists, Chris Bosh added 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting and the Miami HEAT ended 2013 with a 97-94 win over the Denver Nuggets. Dwyane Wade had 12 points for the HEAT before sitting out the second half with back spasms and Ray Allen scored 13 points off the bench, including a big shot in the final two minutes that gave the HEAT a three-point lead. With Wade out at crunch time, Michael Beasley was on the court as Miami tried to hold on in the end. When the defense collapsed on James, he kicked it out to Beasley at the top of the circle, and the forward drained a 3-pointer to give the HEAT a 96-92 lead with 30 seconds left.

2012-13 Season vs. Denver

HEAT @ Nuggets
Nov 15, 2012
WIN: 98-93
The Miami HEAT's decade-long drought in Denver is history. LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, and the short-handed HEAT beat the Nuggets 98-93 Thursday night, holding on despite having played four games in five nights and missing two starters. Shane Battier added 18 points - all on 3-pointers - in the Heat's first win at Denver since Jan. 29, 2002, a streak of 10 straight losses. The HEAT nearly blew a 19-point second-half lead but held on despite being without Dwyane Wade (foot) and Mario Chalmers, who went to the bench after just 7 1/2 minutes with a strained right triceps.

Nuggets vs HEAT
Nov 3, 2012
WIN: 116-119
The Miami HEAT defeated the Denver Nuggets 119-116 Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Center Chris Bosh scored a game-high 40 points, but it was a jumpshot by Ray Allen with 6.7 seconds left that propelled the HEAT to victory. With the HEAT trailing by one, Allen made a 3-pointer from the corner and was fouled by Nuggets guard Corey Brewer. Allen made the free throw to complete the four-point play and put the HEAT ahead by three. Dwyane Wade finished with 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting.

2011-12 Season vs. Denver

HEAT @ Nuggets
Jan 13, 2012
LOSS: 117-104
In a matchup of the two highest-scoring teams in the NBA, the HEAT closed out their five-game road trip Friday night with a 117-104 loss to the Nuggets. LeBron James scored a game-high 35 points for the HEAT. Dwyane Wade left the game in the fourth quarter with a right ankle injury.

2010-11 Season vs. Denver

Nuggets vs. HEAT
March 19, 2010
WIN: 103-98
LeBron James' 33 points and six rebounds led the HEAT to a 103-98 home victory over the Nuggets on Saturday. Chris Bosh secured his fifth straight double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Dwyane Wade scored 32 while Mike Bibby provided 14 off the bench. The HEAT have won five of their last six games.

HEAT @ Nuggets
Jan. 13, 2010
LOSS: 130-102
Playing without LeBron James, the HEAT struggled and fell to the Denver Nuggets 130-102 on the road Thursday night. Chris Bosh scored 24 points. Dwyane Wade added 16 in the effort. The HEAT visits Chicago next to face the Bulls on Saturday night.

2009-10 Season vs. Denver

HEAT @ Nuggets
Dec. 4, 2009
LOSS: 114-96
Dwyane Wade finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds but it wasn't enough to overcome a balanced attack from the Nuggets as the Heat fell 114-96 Thursday night in Denver. Michael Beasley added 17 points for Miami in the loss.

Nuggets @ HEAT
Nov. 6, 2009
WIN: 96-88
Mario Chalmers (16 points) and Jermaine O'Neal (18 points) combined for 34 points as the HEAT took down the undefeated Nuggets, 96-88, at home on Friday night. Five players scored double-digit points including Dwyane Wade, who put up 22 points and dished out five assists.

2008-09 Season vs. Denver

Nuggets @ HEAT
February 10, 2009
LOSS: 99-82
Dwyane Wade scored 33 points, but the HEAT lost 99-82 Tuesday to the visiting Nuggets. Shawn Marion added 14 points, Mario Chalmers had 10 and Joel Anthony blocked five shots for Miami.

2007-08 Season vs. Denver

HEAT vs. Nuggets
Feb. 12, 2008
LOSS: 114-113
Dwyane Wade led with 29 points and 10 assists, but the HEAT came up a little short in overtime in Tuesday's 114-113 home loss to the Nuggets. Shawn Marion posted 23 points and 18 rebounds and Dorell Wright had 19 points. Mark Blount had 18 points, including a jumper with 17.5 seconds left in regulation that forced OT. He also had 13 rebounds.

HEAT @ Nuggets
December 2, 2008
LOSS: 115-89
The HEAT trailed by 17 at the half and couldn't recover in Sunday's 115-89 loss at Denver. Dwyane Wade paced Miami with 13 points, while Ricky Davis and Daequan Cook added 11 apiece.

2006-07 Season vs. Denver

HEAT @ Nuggets
December 8, 2006
LOSS: 123-107
Miami got off to a slow start and never recovered, falling 123-107 in Denver on Friday. Dwyane Wade paced the HEAT with 21 points and 14 assists, while Udonis Haslem added 21 points. Jason Kapono registered a season-high 19 points for Miami, which hosts the Toronto Raptors on Monday.

HEAT vs. Nuggets
November 14, 2006
LOSS: 112-105
The HEAT were outscored by eight points in the fourth quarter en route to a 112-105 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday. Dwyane Wade paced Miami with 37 points. Shaquille O'Neal did not play due to a hyperextended left knee.

2005-06 Season vs. Denver

HEAT vs. Nuggets
December 9, 2005
LOSS: 100-92
The HEAT led by four points with just over two minutes remaining Friday, but the Nuggets finished the game on a 12-0 run and Miami lost 100-92. Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 37 points and had 10 boards. Alonzo Mourning was ejected from the game after receiving his second technical foul early in the third quarter. The HEAT have dropped four straight, but hope to get Shaquille O'Neal back on the floor on Sunday when they host the Wizards.

HEAT @ Nuggets
December 3, 2005
LOSS: 101-99
Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, but the HEAT stumbled in the closing seconds of Saturday night's 101-99 loss in Denver. Antoine Walker added 20 points off the bench for Miami, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

2004-05 Season vs. Denver

HEAT @ Nuggets
December 17, 2004
WIN: 107-100
The HEAT recorded their seventh straight with a 107-100 win against the visiting Denver Nuggets. Miami held a 57-46 lead at the break while shooting 57 percent from the field. Miami would maintain the lead throughout the second half by outscoring Denver 58-40 in the paint. Dwyane Wade scored a game-high 25 points going 9-of-17 from the field while also grabbing five rebounds, dishing out four assists, blocking two shots and recording one steal. Shaquille O'Neal was a force in the paint posting 20 points, handing out seven assists and grabbing a game-high 11 boards. Eddie Jones continued his good play with 16 points on 7-of-13 from the field while grabbing seven boards and blocking two shots. Christian Laettner had a strong performance off the HEAT bench recording 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field. The win improved Miami's Eastern Conference's best record to 18-7.

HEAT @ Nuggets
November 4, 2004
LOSS: 104-95
Damon Jones' bucket with 5:34 to go cut the gap to five, but Miami got no closer in a 104-95 loss at Denver on Saturday. Dwyane Wade tallied a team-high 26 points, Udonis Haslem notched 14 and Eddie Jones had 13.

2003-04 Season vs. Denver

HEAT @ Nuggets
February 21, 2004
WIN: 97-81
Getting a blowout win in the front end of back-to-back games proved beneficial for the Miami HEAT. Rookie Dwyane Wade scored 28 points and Lamar Odom added 21 as the Heat extended their winning streak to four games with a 97-81 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Denver took a 45-40 lead into the locker room but appeared to tire in the third quarter. The HEAT began to run as Wade and Odom scored several easy baskets during a 23-8 spurt that opened a 70-60 advantage with 3:10 to go in the period. In his first meeting with Carmelo Anthony, Wade outplayed the rookie forward. Wade made 13-of-24 shots while Anthony was just 3-of-16.

HEAT @ Nuggets
January 18th, 2004
LOSS: 88-80
Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets held off the Miami HEAT on Sunday, posting an 88-80 victory at the Pepsi Center. Anthony led all scorers in the game with 31 points on 12-of-17 shooting from the field, while former HEAT guard and current Nuggets standout Voshon Lenard chipped in with 18 points. Second year forward Nene scored 17 points and Rodney White netted 10 points off the bench to pace all the double-figure scorers for Denver. The Nuggets led from start to finish and held off a late HEAT rally to secure its 24th win of the season. Miami closed to within six points (86-80) in the closing minutes of the game, but could not manage to score another field goal in the final 1:36 to go in the fourth quarter. The HEAT trailed by as many as 17 points in the game and by 14 points late in the final period at 80-66 with the 5:38 mark. Lamar Odom led the HEAT in scoring with 26 points, despite shooting 9-of-21 from the field. Eddie Jones and Caron Butler each scored 12 points in the game followed by 11 points from Rafer Alston.

2002-03 Season vs. Denver

HEAT vs. Nuggets
Mar. 8th, 2003
Denver placed five players in double-figures on Saturday, including 19 points from Junior Harrington, as the Nuggets defeated the HEAT 98-92. Nene Hilario (16 points), Juwan Howard (12 points), Shammond Williams (11 points) and Predrag Savovic (10 points) rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Nuggets. Saturday's win was also the first for Denver at AmercianAirlines Arena, where they are now 1-3. Only the Golden State Warriors (0-4) have never won a game at the arena. Denver shot a sizzling 50 percent from the field on 38-of-76 shot attempts. Miami was led in scoring by Rasual Butler, who recorded his second consecutive 20-plus points game with 22. Mike James scored 14 points off the bench, while Brian Grant recorded his sixth consecutive double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Caron Butler and Malik Allen each chipped in with 11 points.

HEAT @ Nuggets
Jan. 8th, 2003
Despite 20 points from rookie Caron Butler, the HEAT dropped its fourth consecutive game, falling to the Denver Nuggets 86-76 at the Pepsi Center. Butler connected on 7-of-16 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. He also recorded a career and season high seven steals. Denver, who is coached by former HEAT assistant Jeff Bzdelick, were led by Juwan Howard's 28 points and 12 rebounds. The Nuggets shot 50 percent from the field on 34-of-67 shot attempts. Denver also outrebounded Miami 38-28. Playing its third game without leading scorer Eddie Jones and fourth without Travis Best, both out with ankle sprains, Miami failed to reach 80 points for the 11 time this season. HEAT back-up point guard Anthony Carter recorded the fifth double-double of his career with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Miami HEAT VS. Nuggets

2002-2003 Season
02/05/03 HOME 101-87 L JONES - 20 PIPPEN - 26
12/06/02 AWAY 88-69 L HOUSE - 15 WELLS - 17
2001-2002 Season
03/16/02 HOME 101-76 W MOURNING - 24 CHEANEY - 20
01/29/02 AWAY 100-94 W JONES - 37 LaFRENTZ - 30
2000-2001 Season
12/12/00 AWAY 96-85 W JONES - 28 McDYESS - 22
12/06/00 HOME 95-78 W GREEN - 16 McDYESS - 15
1999-2000 Season
03/10/00 HOME 96-88 W MOURNING - 28 K.CLARK - 28
01/14/00 AWAY 92-87 W MOURNING - 28 McDYESS - 26
1998-99 Season
03/04/99 HOME 95-87 W MOURNING - 27 WILLIAMS - 21
1997-98 Season
01/09/98 AWAY 98-79 W MOURNING - 25 L. ELLIS - 19
11/15/97 HOME 96-93 W HARDAWAY - 26 L. ELLIS - 20
1996-97 Season
02/23/97 HOME 95-86 W AUSTIN - 15 L. ELLIS - 29
11/19/96 AWAY 104-86 W MOURNING - 23 McDYESS - 27
1995-96 Season
02/15/96 HOME 97-91 W COLES-24 McDYESS - 26
01/06/96 AWAY 88-86 W MOURNING - 28 D. ELLIS/STITH - 16
1994-95 Season
03/03/95 AWAY 100-98 L RICE - 24 ABDUL-RAUF - 22
12/15/94 HOME 101-99 L WILLIS - 29 WILLIAMS - 21
1993-94 Season
A 03/24/94 113-101 L RICE - 18 ABDUL-RAUF - 25
03/09/94 HOME 102-80 W RICE - 26 ROGERS - 14
1992-93 Season
03/15/93 AWAY 103-100 W RICE - 30 JACKSON - 22
02/15/93 HOME 130-129 W SHAW - 23 JACKSON - 27
1991-92 Season
03/13/92 HOME 113-109 W RICE - 29 LIBERTY - 17
02/26/92 AWAY 105-98 W RICE - 38 JACKSON - 29
1990-91 Season
02/14/91 HOME 141-112 W EDWARDS/KESSLER - 21 WOOLRIDGE - 20
12/27/90 AWAY 124-114 W DOUGLAS - 42 ADAMS - 23
1989-90 Season
12/28/89 AWAY 132-107 L CUMMINGS/EDWARDS/LONG - 14 ENGLISH - 20
12/23/89 HOME 135-104 L SUNDVOLD - 15 ADAMS - 21
1988-89 Season
03/18/89 AWAY 111-105 L EDWARS - 20 ENGLISH - 25
03/10/89 HOME 131-130 W SPARROW - 28 ENGLISH - 51
02/09/89 AWAY 117-92 L MITCHELL - 15 LEVER - 38
01/26/89 HOME 129-108 L SUNDVOLD/THOMPSON - 17 ENGLISH - 24
12/30/88 AWAY 109-83 L LONG/SPARROW - 18 ENGLISH - 34
12/09/88 HOME 121-110 L THOMPSON - 22 ADAMS - 28


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