Denver was victimized for 27 points and 12 assists by LeBron James as the Heat defeated the Nuggets 98-93 in NBA action on Thursday.
Miami won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 202.5.
Miami got 18 points from Shane Battier and another 14 points from Chris Bosh. LeBron James contributed 12 assists, while LeBron James cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
Denver got 19 points from Andre Miller in a losing cause and another 18 points from JaVale McGee. Ty Lawson contributed 8 assists for the Nuggets, while Kenneth Faried had 20 rebounds.
Miami led at halftime, 54-42.
Denver won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-29.
Miami heads into a battle against the Suns. Denver, meanwhile, will have their next action against San Antonio.