Miami 103, Denver 98

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 19, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #64 Eli Roe, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 19600

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 21 26 24 27 98
Miami 29 27 23 24 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 41-29 27-7 14-22 L2
Miami 48-22 26-10 22-12 W2

Recap


LeBron James scored 33 points and Dwyane Wade tallied 32 points to propel the Miami Heat to a 103-98 victory over the visiting Denver Nuggets on Saturday.

Chris Bosh added 18 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as Miami (48-22) won for the fifth time in six games.

J.R. Smith scored 27 points and Danilo Gallinari added 23 points for Denver (41-29).

The Heat led 79-66 late in the third quarter before Denver worked its way back into the contest. Gary Forbes hit a 3-pointer to pull the Nuggets within 82-78 with 10:08 remaining, and the deficit was again four before Miami ran off 10 straight unanswered points to take a 94-80 lead on Wade’s 3-pointer midway through the fourth.

Mike Bibby scored 14 points and had four 3-point baskets for the Heat, who jumped out a 12-1 lead before Nene scored Denver’s first field goal with 7:22 left in the opening quarter. The margin reached 25-9 on James’ dunk with 3:47 remaining.

Ty Lawson added 16 points for Denver, which played without point guard Raymond Felton, who sprained an ankle in Friday’s loss to Orlando.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Miami
J.R. Smith 27 Scoring LeBron James 33
Ty Lawson 6 Assists Chris Bosh 6
Kenyon Martin 8 Rebounds Chris Bosh 11
Danilo Gallinari 11 Free Throws Made Dwyane Wade 11
Ty Lawson 2 Steals LeBron James 2
Wilson Chandler 1 Blocks Joel Anthony 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 98 43.6 10-24 20-28 14 31 2 8 10
Miami 103 50.7 6-20 25-29 15 38 11 6 12

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Heat have a W/L % of .766 after a win and .522 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .655 after a loss.
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