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After 10 years, the Miami Heat finally beat the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Despite being short-handed losing Dwayne Wade to a foot injury, LeBron James and the Heat prevailed in a tough road game.
The Heat beat the Nuggets 98-93. With James scoring 27 points and 12 assists and role players like Shane Battier scoring 18 points off of three-pointers, it’s going to be a tough night for any team to overcome. According to the AP, in an interview James said, “this is a tough building to play in, especially when you get in at 5 in the morning because this altitude is nothing to play with. So, I just tried to go to another level, I just tried to find a little bit of energy to help our team win the ballgame and fortunately I was able to do that.”
The Nuggets definitely would’ve preferred to keep the 10-year streak going. The Heat almost let them come back in the fourth quarter letting a 19-point lead dissipate, notes NBA.com. Since the Heat lost to the Los Angeles Clippers the night before, they had more pressure to not begin a losing streak.
This game was physical and intense. A few Heat players were sore. According to the AP, Mario Chalmers left the game after 7.5 minutes due to strained right triceps and LeBron had an ice pack after the game.