The Miami Heat stayed hot at home, beating the Denver Nuggets 108-91 on Friday night.
There was a time before the Big Three era that Dwyane Wade was the unquestioned leader of the Miami Heat.
Kenneth Faried scored 24 points, Darrell Arthur led a big effort from Denver’s bench with 18, and the Nuggets beat the suddenly reeling Miami Heat 111-107 on Friday night, handing the NBA champions their fifth loss in six games.
With a chance to take over first place in the Eastern Conference, the Heat has gone cold losing four of five to playoff contending teams. Friday night, the Heat can work on righting the ship when the Denver Nuggets come to the AmericanAirlines Arena.
It had been more than a decade since the Miami Heat last tasted victory in the Mile High City. But that drought was relieved Thursday night with a 98-93 victory by the Heat over the Denver Nuggets.
The sports world’s long national Dwightmare is over, but it’s just beginning for opponents of the Los Angeles Lakers who took the super team concept started by Boston and Miami to another level Thursday night.
Russell Westbrook had 27 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder blasted the weary Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 on Monday night in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals.
Pau Gasol had 23 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, Metta World Peace scored 15 points in his return from a seven-game suspension, and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Denver Nuggets for a thrilling 96-87 victory in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their first-round series.
Ty Lawson scored 32 points, fellow spark plug Corey Brewer added 18 and the Denver Nuggets forced a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series with a dominating 113-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver’s late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.