The Denver Nuggets gave the Miami Heat all they could handle on Thursday night in Denver, but when all was said and done, the defending champions came away with a 98-93 victory.
The Heat outscored the Nuggets through the first three quarters, but Denver turned it on in the final period with Miami struggling to find the hoop.
Still, four different Heat players scored in double figures, including LeBron James, who posted 27 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds, one steal and three blocks.
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Ty Lawson continued his shooting woes in Denver after signing a four-year, $48 million extension at the start of the season, going 0-of-7 from the field while scoring zero points.
Veteran Andre Miller played very well off the bench, though, going 7-of-9 for 19 points while adding seven assists, five rebounds and one steal.
Kenneth Faried continued his rebounding prowess, notching 20 boards, albeit in a losing effort.
Miami shot 46.8 percent from the floor, including 13-of-27 from downtown, to overcome Denver's 21 offensive rebounds (11 by Faried).
Player of the Game: LeBron James, Miami Heat
LeBron James has been on another level this season, even by his standards. He hasn't had a bad game all season long.
That included on Thursday night in Denver, when he scored at an efficient rate, crashed the glass, found his open teammates and created turnovers.
Up Next for Heat
Miami visits the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. The Suns have gone 4-5 this season, ranked in the bottom 10 in field-goal percentage and field-goal percentage allowed.
Up Next for Nuggets
Denver visits the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Tim Duncan leads the 7-2 Spurs in points per game, rebounds per game and blocks per game. Not bad for a 36-year-old.