The Denver Nuggets played three excellent quarters against the Miami Heat Saturday night, but dropped its third straight game of the season by the score of 119-116.
The Nuggets lead with less than 10 seconds remaining, only to see Ray Allen drain a three-point shot to give Miami a two-point lead and effectively sealing the game.
In a game that saw 23 lead changes, play from supporting cast players was important. Good for Miami, Chris Bosh came to play. Bosh finished with 40 points and seven rebounds, playing the leading role for the Heat while LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 34 points. Allen also had 23 points off the bench.
Despite having seven double-digit scorers, the Nuggets didn't have what it took in the game's final quarter. Going 13-of-20 from the charity stripe and missing bundles of three-point shots didn't help matters.
For a complete look at the box score, check out NBA.com.
Player of the Game: Chris Bosh
Bosh's 40 points were exactly what Miami needed. James and Wade played well, but the big man was able to give Miami a presence in the paint that Denver couldn't match.
As the most maligned of the Heat's Big Three, this game should go a long way toward boosting his confidence. He played an integral role in a tight game, allowing his team to grab a big win.
What's Next for the Miami Heat?
The Heat will host the Phoenix Suns on Monday as they try and move to 3-1.
What's Next for the Denver Nuggets?
The Nuggets will seek their first win of the season as they host the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.