The Denver Nuggets (27-12) beat the Miami Heat (19-20) on the road 103:99 (24:18, 25:34, 27:24, 27:23).
For the Nuggets, Nikola Jokic had his fourth triple-double of the season with 29 points (on 11/21 shooting, including 1/2 from three), 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Jokic made a clutch shot with 2.4 sec left and set the Nuggets’ victory.
Jamal Murray added 18 points and six assists, Trey Lyles and Paul Millsap (nine rebounds) posted 15 and 12 points, respectively. Five Nuggets finished in double digits. Gary Harris missed the game due to a hamstring injury.
Denver made 9 on 27 three-point attempts.
On the other hand, Dion Waiters returned to the lineup and led the Heat with 15 points (on 6/10 shooting), Kelly Olynyk (five boards) and Bam Adebayo added 13 points apiece, Hassan Whiteside poured in 12 points and 11 rebounds. Seven Heat finished in double digits. Goran Dragic missed the game due to a knee injury.
Miami made 8 on 31 three-point attempts.