Heat vs. Nuggets: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Miami

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Heat vs. Nuggets: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Miami
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The Miami Heat defeated the Denver Nuggets, 119-116, in one of the most exciting games of the young season, and if it weren't for a huge fourth quarter from Ray Allen, there might be a few folks getting nervous about this Heat start.

Despite the huge number of points it gave up, Miami sits at 2-1 after pushing the Nuggets into an 0-3 hole.

Chris Bosh is the obvious hero on paper, putting up 40 points, but this game goes much deeper than the box score.

The story of this game was terrible rebounding from Miami that led to endless second-chance points for Denver to go along with extremely weak interior defense, giving Miami a 32-point deficit in the paint.

If it weren't for the three-ball, Miami would have been blown out in this one, so it seems a lot of props need to be given to Allen for the win.

Let's take a look at just how much credit he deserves in this Miami victory.

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